Dental Crowns & Bridges - Chicago, IL
Restore Your Smile Beauty
and Function, Affordably
Smile and Chew
with Renewed Confidence
Damaged teeth can make chewing and speaking quite uncomfortable, while untreated tooth decay can cause irritation and sensitivity that can become increasingly painful over time. At Brighter Smile, we often recommend crowns to restore function and appearance following a root canal or when decay is so advanced that too much tooth structure must be removed to make filling it a viable option. A tooth crown can also prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse or cover an existing filling that is too compromised to repair with an onlay. If you have one or two missing teeth, the remaining gaps and spaces can compromise the health of remaining teeth. A dental bridge is an ideal solution to fill the empty space, enable proper chewing and prevent drifting of adjacent teeth into the space left by the missing tooth. Whether you have chipped, cracked, broken, severely decayed or missing teeth, we can make your smile whole and fully functional again with dental bridges and crowns in Chicago, IL. Our dentist Dr. Beckerly is skilled in delivering restorative treatments with excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes!
A Dental Crown
Protects Damaged Teeth
A crown is a tooth cap made of porcelain or zirconia placed on top of a modified tooth. When you get a dental crown in Chicago, IL, we use soft, moldable material to make a precise impression of the tooth to be crowned and nearby teeth. This is sent out to a dental lab that handcrafts your crown in the exact height, shape and color to perfectly restore your smile function and beauty. We’ll provide a temporary resin crown that will allow you to comfortably eat most foods until the final restoration comes back from the lab. When you receive the final crown, Dr. Beckerly will make small occlusal adjustments to ensure a comfortable and strong natural bite. Crowns made from porcelain or zirconia offer excellent strength, durability and natural-looking aesthetics. If the integrity of the underlying tooth is strong, you maintain good oral hygiene and are careful not to bite down on hard foods, your crown should last for many years.
- Relieve discomfort
- Preserve damaged teeth
- Restore oral function
- Prevent extraction after root canal
- Cover major tooth imperfections
A Dental Bridge Replaces Missing Teeth
A dental bridge is a natural-looking restorative solution used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made of a pontic tooth (false tooth) that fills the gap, held together by two crowns that cover the adjacent teeth on each side. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they’re semi-permanent and bonded to existing teeth or implants. Dental bridges are one of the simplest ways to restore oral function after losing one or two teeth. One of the biggest benefits of getting a dental bridge in Chicago, IL is that it prevents adjacent teeth from shifting. While bridges can help you retain facial contours, bone continues to deteriorate under the false tooth because it doesn’t have a replacement root like a dental implant.
The Varied Cost of Crowns and Bridges
The cost of dental crowns and bridges varies greatly by practice and geographic region, as well as materials and the number of teeth being treated. Before starting treatment, our financial coordinator will call your insurance company to get an estimate of out-of-pocket costs to ensure you make an informed decision based on your budget. In many cases, insurance pays for 50% of the cost of a crown or bridge, although this is subject to your specific policy. We never want to see financial issues become a barrier to getting the high-quality restorative dentistry you deserve. In addition to offering highly competitive prices at Brighter Smile, we can set you up with third-party financing to alleviate worrying about paying for deductibles and co-pays.