Dental Crowns & Bridges
Restore Your Smile With A Dental Crown Or Bridge
Dr. Thomas J. Feder, DDS: Dental Bridges And Dental Crowns in Belleville, IL
Dental crowns and dental bridges protect damaged teeth or replace missing ones. Unlike implants, dental crowns and dental bridges do not require the surgical placement of an artificial root. This means that the procedure is much less complicated and your healing time is much shorter. Our Belleville dentist office can place crowns and bridges that are custom designed for your unique smile. With a crown or bridge, you can quickly return to eating and chew like you never lost or damaged a tooth!
A crown is an artificial tooth cap that covers an existing tooth. When you have a tooth that is damaged, cracked, or excessively decayed, a crown can cover and protect the tooth from further harm. These crowns are designed to restore the tooth’s structural integrity and allow you to return to your normal life.
Crowns are made from ceramic, metal, or various composite materials. Depending on the place in your mouth where the crown is needed, we can help you choose which type of crown would be best. If you need a tooth repaired near the back of your mouth, metal is ideal because it is stronger and more durable. When a crown is placed in the front of your mouth, all-ceramic crowns are preferred for cosmetic purposes.
When you come into our Belleville dentist office for a crown, we will perform a thorough exam of the tooth to be crowned, including digital X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. We will then locally anesthetize your mouth before filing some of the teeth to make room for the crown.
After filing the tooth, we will take an impression to use in making your permanent crown, which happens in a laboratory. We will then fit you with a temporary crown that will stay in place until your second visit when we will place your permanent crown. Once your permanent crown is placed, you will be able to return to your normal activities without pain or dysfunction!
If you have lost a single tooth, you are a candidate for a bridge. Created by joining two crowns to a pontic (false) tooth, a bridge is an excellent nonsurgical option for replacing a missing tooth. Dental bridges are made from the same materials as crowns, and the location of the bridge in your mouth will be a factor in which kind of bridge you get. The procedure for getting a bridge is the same as an individual crown but with two teeth being filed down on either side of the missing tooth. The bridge is permanently secured in place and will look completely natural!
Make An Appointment
If you would like to find out more about dental bridges and dental crowns in Belleville, IL or want to know if you would be a good candidate for either, please contact our team directly. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment! Call Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC at 618‑219‑1412 or send us a message using our online contact form. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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