Dental Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are utilized to restore a decayed or broken tooth. Conserving tooth structure while strengthening and protecting the health of a tooth is achieved with an inlay or onlay. This dental solution restores natural beauty and maintains function.

Porcelain inlays or onlays are placed like a puzzle piece into the missing tooth structure. Our cosmetic dentist has a keen eye to complete this technique sensitive procedure. At Chicago Beautiful Smiles, we strive to conserve your natural tooth and an inlay or onlay is a great dental restoration when a crown is too aggressive.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

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Crowns and bridges help restore the strength and function of our patients smiles, so they can live a lifetime of health and confidence. At Chicago Beautiful Smiles, we use high quality dental materials to create beautiful and natural crowns and bridges in our dental office.

A dental crown can be used to restore strength, function, and esthetics to a tooth that has severe decay, a failing filling or is at risk of fracture. Proactively treating these suspect teeth with all-ceramic crowns offers greater longevity to maintain a healthy smile. In our office, Drs. Hartlieb and Ching are proud of their relationship with the high-quality dental labs, which artistically sculpt and mimic a natural tooth. These all-ceramic crowns are strong and restore the natural looking appearance of a tooth.

A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is held in place by a crown on both sides of a space, with a false tooth between them. These crowns are then firmly bonded to the remaining surrounding teeth. Drs. Hartlieb and Ching create bridges that are designed of the highest quality materials and are artistically customized to match the likeness of your remaining teeth.

Drs. Hartlieb and Ching restore health, function and beauty to any smile using the finest, most conservative dental treatments to meet the individual needs of each patient. Schedule your consultation with us today.

Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth in conjunction with implants. For more information, please visit our dental implants page.

All Porcelain Crowns vs. Porcelain Fused to Metal

Often times, dentist will use crowns made out of porcelain fused to metal. They are strong, however, the metal is dark and blocks the transmission of light resulting in an opaque appearance, plus the metal can show as a dark line at the gum line.

Today’s all-porcelain crowns are a tremendous improvement compared to traditional porcelain fused to metal crowns because they give your teeth a more natural appearance in both color and shape. They do, however come with a higher price as they require a bit more artistry and skill to place since they can be directly bonded to the tooth.