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By Douglas Pennino, DDS
July 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

When your smile is less than perfect, crowns and bridges can help. Barrington, IL, dentists Drs. Douglas and Chase Pennino explain how restorative dentistrycrowns and bridges can restore your smile.

Crowns restore, protect and improve your smile

Versatile crowns can be used in several ways. They protect teeth that are in danger of breaking, including cracked, fragile or weak teeth. Teeth can naturally become weaker as you age, but may also become more fragile if you have recently received a large filling or had a root canal. Hollow crowns slip over teeth after they've been reduced in size and prevent fragile teeth from fracturing. Crowns are made of materials that are tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear of chewing and biting, such as porcelain, resin, and porcelain fused to metal.

When your tooth has fractured, crowns offer the ideal restoration option. Although there might not be much left of your tooth, you can be assured that your new crown will look completely natural. Crowns are made using an impression of your entire upper or lower jaw to ensure that your restoration will match the length of nearby teeth and fill the gap in your smile perfectly.

Do you have a tooth that looks out of place in your mouth? Crowns offer a simple way to improve the appearance of pointed, crooked, twisted or bumpy teeth. They also cover discolorations and uneven surfaces.

If you've recently had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, you'll need to visit our Barrington office to receive a crown to complete the implant process. The crown is attached to the implant, the part of your new tooth that replaces your tooth roots.

Bridges replace missing teeth

Bridges are an excellent solution if you've lost one or several teeth. Crowns anchor one or more artificial teeth and hold your bridge firmly in place. Bridges not only improve your appearance but also making eating easier and prevent your teeth from drifting. If you don't fill the gap in your smile, your teeth may eventually shift and overlap. Overlapping teeth not only look unattractive but make it difficult to clean your teeth thoroughly.

Protect and improve your smile with crowns and bridges. Call Barrington, IL, dentists Drs. Douglas and Chase Pennino at (224) 655-6384 to schedule an appointment.