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FAQs about Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Chicago Beautiful Smiles is committed to providing transparent and excellent cosmetic dentistry near Deerfield. To help you make an informed decision regarding improvements or repairs to your smile we answered some frequently asked questions about dental crowns and bridges.

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Dental crowns are custom caps made to cover the crown of your tooth to return its functionality  after it has become damaged due to decay, cavities or excessive wear. A dental bridge replaces missing teeth by adjoining an artificial tooth to one or more adjacent teeth. Chicago Beautiful Smiles, your cosmetic dentistry experts serving Deerfield can help you decide the best solution for you.    

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

While each dental crown is different, between five and fifteen years is the average amount of time a crown will last. The amount of wear and tear in addition to the level of oral hygiene practiced by the patient accounts for the life span of the dental crown. Dental bridges tend to last ten to fifteen years or more with proper care.

Can I Eat With My Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Immediately after a dental crown is placed, patients can return to eating normally shortly after your appointment but it is best to wait until the anesthetic has subsided.

Will My Dental Crowns and Bridges Be Visible?

Crowns restore the look of your natural tooth and experts in cosmetic dentistry serving Deerfield, like Chicago Beautiful Smiles, can match the color of your teeth to make the crowns look natural.  Your dentist can also match the color of your prosthetic tooth in the dental bridge to your teeth so the bridge is indiscernible.
If you have any questions about your smile, contact Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching to discuss your options with dental crowns and dental bridges and answer all of your questions.

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I have been going to this practice for several years now. I seemingly never have to wait when I arrive at the office and they are all very professional. Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching have been terrific. In addition to doing great dental work, each has a great rapport with their patients. All of their assistants have been top notch as well.

- Neil H.

I recently met with Dr. Ching to have some dental work done, and had an exceptional experience at this office! I usually hate going to the dentist, but this experience was different–this office is hands-down, THE nicest dental facilitiy I have ever seen.

- Shaun F.

This dental office is something I haven’t seen before. I had many past dental experiences at other dental offices (unfortunately not good) and finally I found Chicago Beautiful Smiles. Dr. Hartlieb had helped me restore my teeth to a beautiful smile.

- Natasa R.

I am a loyal patient for over (yikes!) 20 years because I appreciate the time, skill and patience of the entire team. As proof of my gratitude, I live in the city and reverse commute every six months for my appointment.

- Dennis H.

Dr. Hartlieb is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. He has transformed my smile into something of beauty. In fact, many people comment on how beautiful my teeth are who do not even know that I have had major dental work performed. I used to never want to smile that large before, but now I smile as big as possible when photographed.

- Fran L.

I always have a great experience when I go to Chicago Beautiful Smiles. The staff is amazing and Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The facility is incredible and I feel like I’m being treated with the best technology in the dental industry. Go to Chicago Beautiful Smiles for a consultation and I guarantee you will go back time and time again. It does not get any better in the Chicago area.

- Antonio S.

I had a great experience with Dr. Ching – very professional and thorough in his craft. I had been seeing my previous dentist for the past 15 years; however, I am ready to make the permanent switch to Chicago Beautiful Smiles. Dr. Ching is great at explaining the procedures he was performing and made my visit comfortable.

- Brian M.

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