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If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you may feel anxious to restore your smile, but you may be concerned about the large number of options now available that can make it difficult to choose the best type of restoration. Many patients choose the options of crowns and bridges. River City Family Dentistry handles crowns and bridges in East Peoria IL.
As the name implies, a crown covers the top of a natural tooth. A dentist may place a crown atop a tooth after damage or a root canal. Crowns stabilize a compromised tooth. When one or more teeth in a row are missing, it’s possible to fill the gap with a “bridge” that takes the place of the missing teeth. A crowned tooth at either end supports the bridge.
These bridges can replace just one replacement tooth or as many as four teeth in rare cases.
Missing adult teeth can cause a number of issues if left untreated and should not be considered solely an aesthetic issue. Some of the problems a missing tooth contributes to include:
When teeth are lost, several possible solutions exist, including crowns and bridges, implants, partials and full dentures. All have pros and cons, depending on your individual situation. We will perform a full exam and will discuss your needs and budget in order to help you choose the option that works best for you.
When it comes to crowns and bridges in East Peoria IL, trust River City Family Dentistry. We care about you and your smile. Call us today at (309) 455-5391.