Crowns and Bridges in Aurora, IL
Most patients really want a comfortable smile so that they can eat the foods they love and feel confident in the way they look. When teeth sustain damage, it can make you hyper-aware of sensitivity, your appearance, and your oral health.
Restorative dentistry is how dentists make repairs to teeth, extending their life and improving their function.
At Prairie Dental Care, both Dr. Wang and Dr. Ma take great care to provide comfortable dentistry and create dental restorations that look natural.
Dental Crowns to Protect Damaged Teeth
A dental crown fits right over your natural tooth structure and repairs your tooth when it has sustained damage due to decay, trauma, or root canal therapy. Our dentists design a crown that they believe will give you the best results.
Many patients prefer ceramic crowns that match their existing teeth.
Your dental crown treatment generally requires two appointments. Your first appointment will allow us to prepare your tooth for your restoration. That means that we will remove all traces of decay or damage and shape your tooth so that your crown fits over it. We will also create a temporary crown to protect your tooth while our dental lab creates your custom crown.
Once your crown is ready, we will schedule an appointment to permanently attach it to your tooth, check your bite, and make any final adjustments.
Dental Bridges – A Solution for Missing Teeth
A dental bridge can fill in the gap in your smile created by tooth loss and provides an alternative to dental implants. A dental bridge can act as a space holder, filling in the gap, to improve your self-confidence when you smile and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.
A dental bridge consists of two crowns on your healthy adjacent teeth to hold your artificial tooth in place. We create highly esthetic dental bridges that will blend in with your natural teeth and will not be noticeable when you smile.
Similar to dental crowns, it will take two dental appointments to complete your treatment. In the meantime, we can create a temporary bridge to protect your teeth until we are ready to place your final restoration.
Dental bridges require that you use special flossers or brushes to keep the area beneath and around your dental bridge clean. You will also need to avoid chewing excessively hard foods in the location of your dental bridge.
Either Dr. Wang or Dr. Ma will show you how to take care of your bridge so you can protect your investment and your smile.