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If you have lost one or more teeth, you are probably wondering what kind of restoration is best for you. When it comes to crowns and bridges in Dunlap IL, River City Family Dentistry is here to help.
If you have one or more missing teeth, it’s possible to build a “bridge” between the two existing teeth on either side. We form the problem teeth down and attach a crown to one tooth or a bridge to multiple teeth. This can rectify several possible problems:
This procedure improves your oral health and enhances the aesthetics of your smile. It helps prevent further damage to your other teeth, and it better distributes the bite force.
This is a multi-step process that first involves us preparing the affected tooth. We’ll make a temporary crown and bridge to maintain your appearance while the custom permanent crowns and bridge are made. We’ll later cement in the permanent crown and bridge. Our exact process will vary according to your individual situation, but rest assured we will explain every step so you always know what to expect.
With proper care, your crowns and bridges will last for many years without any problems. Many of the tips for caring for them are the same as caring for your natural teeth: Brushing twice daily, flossing daily and limiting sweets. In addition, you’ll continue to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning. Of course, you’ll want to avoid biting into hard food items.
There are several different kinds, including porcelain, gold, ceramic and others. The best choice depends on a few different factors, including your personal preference, where the tooth is located and your budget. We’ll discuss what option will best serve you.
Let’s get started on restoring your smile! If you’re ready to get crowns and bridges in Dunlap IL, call us today at 309-692-5863. At River City Family Dentistry, we really care about the smiles of you and your entire family.