When a tooth is cracked, disfigured or decayed, a composite (white) filling may be used to restore the tooth and prevent additional damage. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be closely matched to the existing tooth color, which is especially important in more visible areas of the mouth. These fillings are very durable and, if properly maintained, can last many years. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to your Chicago dentist, Dental Smiles of West Loop, will help fillings last longer and help you enjoy a pain-free, healthy mouth.
A crown is a durable cover that encases a tooth and looks very similar to the original tooth in size, shape and also maintains the original tooth function. They can last for years depending on oral hygiene measures but will eventually need to be replaced. A crown is a cap placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its shape, size, strength and / or appearance. Crowns are used:
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A full set of functional teeth is crucial to your dental and oral health, speech and appearance. If you’re missing one or more teeth, chewing becomes more difficult, and you’re more susceptible to gum disease, speech disorders and a misshapen face. With something as simple as a dental bridge, these problems can become a thing of the past for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental bridges and crowns, be sure to ask you dentist during your next appointment. Dental Smiles of West Loop in Chicago is dedicated to providing their patients with outstanding dental services and beautiful, healthy smiles!