Crowns & Bridges

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Dental crown and bridgework is a reliable solution for dental problems involving tooth loss or excessive wear and tear. When a tooth is lost due to an accident or disease or old filling broke and further damaged the tooth, crowns and/or bridges can be used to restore a smile.

Some patients will experience seemingly unexplained pain from filled teeth, which is usually due to tiny cracks on the surface of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth.

In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. To learn more about dental crowns and bridges, contact Ivory Dental, in Plainfield IL.