Injury or loss of a tooth may be caused by a number of factors including hereditary, environmental, or developmental influences; disease, decay, or trauma; and even certain medications. Regardless of the cause, missing or compromised teeth can have a detrimental effect on self-confidence and ability to perform daily activities such as chewing and speaking.
If you need a tooth repaired or a missing tooth replaced, Northalsted Dental Spa can help! Our dental crowns and bridges effectively protect and restore teeth while improving the look of your smile. Dr. Michael Griffin has spent years restoring patients’ mouths and is able to quickly develop a unique treatment plan sculpted to best address your needs and concerns.
In addition to a comprehensive range of general and cosmetic dentistry services, Northalsted Dental Spa has the tools and expertise needed to restore your oral health. Get in touch with our office today to learn whether you may be a good candidate for dental crowns or dental bridges.
Protection and Restoration
A dental crown is a dental prosthetic that fully encapsulates a tooth down to the gumline or that tops a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Bridges are devices made of one to three artificial teeth that are anchored to existing teeth by dental crowns. Together, the two are extremely effective restorative dentistry treatments and be can be used to treat the following:
- Missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted to preserve oral health
- Broken teeth due to trauma
- Teeth that are structurally compromised
- Teeth with large portions that have decayed
- Patients who have had root canal or endodontic therapy
During an initial consultation, Dr. Griffin will perform an examination to outline the best treatment plan for you, exploring available treatment options while making sure our team aids you in the decision to pursue the best, healthiest solution.
Using our CEREC in-office milling machine, we can create and place customized crowns in just one visit! Your appointment at our Chicago office will end with you sporting a brand-new, beautiful, and lifelike tooth!
The Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges
By blending seamlessly with your natural teeth, the dental crowns and bridges available at our Chicago practice can close conspicuous gaps while providing restored function and improved oral health overall. These restorative techniques also protect teeth against further decay and damage. Further, when combined with dental implants, crowns facilitate the continued growth of healthy jawbone at the surgical site.
At Northalsted Dental Spa, our unique approach to the creation of dental crowns, also known as “caps,” allows for the greatest control over the design and creation process from start to finish. Using CEREC in our office allows us to offer the following benefits to patients:
- Conservative approach to restoration – allows for more preservation of the natural tooth’s structure
- Consistent aesthetic results – superior shade matching to surrounding teeth, with a natural-feeling texture
- Decreased turnaround time – patients can walk out of our office with a customized porcelain crown in just one visit
Our commitment extends beyond simply restoring your bite – we also want you to look great. Our focus on an attractive restoration is made possible by the use of porcelain crowns, which are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.
If you are concerned about a missing or damaged tooth and want to see what a great one-day restoration can do for your smile, call us today at 773-245-2779 or make an appointment using our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!