Dental crowns are synthetic caps that are usually constructed from porcelain, zirconia or porcelain fused to metal and placed over the top of a damaged tooth. We typically use them to restore the function and appearance of teeth following restorative procedures such as root canals. When tooth decay has become advanced to the point that large portions of the tooth’s structure have to be removed, ore when large old amalgams (silver fillings) have fractured we often use crowns to restore the shape and health of the tooth.

Fill in the Space left by Missing Teeth with a Bridge

We also use crowns to attach tooth bridges. A bridge is a lab made set of crowns that are attached to each other with an additional tooth added to fill a missing tooth space. Fixed bridges are a permanent alternative to removable bridges and are commonly chosen by patients who prefer to keep their tooth replacements anchored in place. After paring down the teeth on each side of the gap, we design crowns and join them to an artificial tooth that fills the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. The lab fabricates a bridge to fit the space and it is cemented in place eliminating the need to take it in and out.  They look very natural and no one will notice that you are missing a tooth.

Dental Implants Provide a Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

As one of the greatest advancements in the field of dentistry, dental implants are designed to permanently replace missing teeth in a manner that previous dental methods have not been able to accomplish. Dental implants are titanium anchors that are inserted into the jawbone.  Implants can be restored with a denture or crowns. Implants are stronger than natural roots and never require root canals or fillings. They help with the long-term maintenance of the shape and health of the jawbone, and don’t require the filing down of neighboring teeth to make room. If you are missing all or most of your teeth multiple implants can be placed and an implant denture or partial denture can be fabricated to snap onto the implants.  Unlike traditional dentures and partials these are fixed to abutments on your implants so they do not move around or fall out like traditional ones.  They are still removable so that you can clean them easily.  If you are missing only one or a few teeth a crown or bridge would be placed as your restoration on top of the implant or implants.

Partial Dentures Prevent Problems Caused by Missing Teeth

When you have multiple missing teeth, the surrounding structures become compromised over time. Your teeth and jaw will ultimately become deformed as it shifts to accommodate the space created by the missing teeth, causing your facial muscles to sag and lose their shape. With our partial dentures, the space will be filled in using customized partials to replace the missing teeth. Partial dentures prevent your other teeth from changing positions, which ensures that your smile and oral health will be maintained.  Image Dentistry PC offers multiple styles of partials from cast metal to highly esthetic flexible resin partials and implant retained partials.

Replace Your Missing Teeth with a Set of New Dentures

Complete dentures are designed to replace all of your missing natural teeth, and they help you to improve your chewing and speaking abilities. If you have severe problems with your natural teeth and they are not restorable or you just choose not to restore them an option that you have would be a full denture. Dentures also provide support for your facial muscles, so they significantly enhance the appearance of your smile and give you a younger appearance.  Our dentures are custom fit to each patient so that you can get the best function possible. We offer traditional and implant retained dentures. When you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, be sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible to schedule a visit for the measurement of your new dentures.

Contact our office to arrange a visit for your new dentures. We provide service to patients in Lindenhurst, Illinois.

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