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.