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Dental Crowns and Bridges – Skokie, IL

Make Your Smile Whole Again

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Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes, an accident or poor oral hygiene can leave one of your pearly whites weakened, broken or badly decayed; sometimes you might even lose it altogether. Whenever that happens, call North Shore Family Dentistry for a fully functional, natural-looking restoration. Whether it’s repairing a tooth with a crown or replacing it with a bridge, we’ll bring your smile back to its full strength and appearance.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns

As you can guess from the name, dental crowns are placed on top of a tooth to bring it back to its normal shape and size. While they’ve traditionally been made out of metal alloys, we can use porcelain or composite resin instead to create a restoration that’ll blend right in with the rest of your teeth.

Dental crowns have many uses. They’re commonly used to restore and protect teeth that are cracked, worn down or weakened; they’re also an option for when there’s a cavity that can’t be filled. You’ll often receive a crown after certain procedures like a root canal. And finally, a crown supported by an implant can replace one of your teeth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Crown on tooth

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridge

When a tooth is missing, the rest will start to move into the empty space, affecting your bite and possibly causing you a lot of pain. To avoid these issues, you can fill the gap with a dental bridge. Bridges are made of two crowns joined by a false tooth. The crowns traditionally rest on two abutment teeth adjacent to the space that needs to be filled. They can also be supported by dental implants; that way, they can replace multiple teeth in a row. Like crowns, bridges are often made from porcelain so that they resemble natural teeth as closely as possible.

Benefits of Dental Bridges