Dental Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are similar procedures that treat two very different dental conditions. At Pallotto Dental Care, you can count on our dentists to create comfortable and esthetic crowns and bridges to complement our patients’ smiles.
We use the highest quality materials, and each of our dentists values continuing education to continually provide up-to-date and exemplary dentistry.
Dental Crowns to Repair and Protect Teeth
If a tooth sustains damage from deep decay, a crack due to clenching and grinding, or a broken filling, a dental crown can restore the tooth’s comfort and function by providing complete coverage and support.
Our dentists, Dr. Josephine Pallotto, Dr. Nicholas Pallotto, and Dr. Anthony Pallotto, design each dental crown to fit your bite perfectly and last a long time. While dental crowns come in a wide variety of materials, including full gold to metal-and-porcelain blends, many patients choose to have all-porcelain crowns because of their natural appearance. Our dentists will recommend the type of crown that will offer the best results and esthetics.
What to Expect during Treatment
Crowns usually take two appointments to complete. At the first appointment, we will prepare the tooth for the dental crown and take an impression for our dental lab. Our dentists will choose the proper shading to ensure an esthetic result. We will also place a temporary crown to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is fabricated.
At the second appointment, one of our dentists will permanently cement the crown. This will keep out bacteria and decay. They will also make final adjustments to the crown so that your upper and lower teeth come together properly.
Dental Bridges to Replace a Missing Tooth
When tooth loss occurs, many patients opt for a dental bridge. Dental bridges require two dental crowns that hold an artificial tooth in place. Like dental crowns, bridges require two appointments to place.
Dental bridges also require some special care to keep them clean. We will recommend products to make oral care easier.
Why Replacing a Missing Tooth Is Important
Sometimes patients wonder why it is necessary to replace a missing tooth if it is not visible when they smile.
Leaving a gap between teeth allows them to shift, which can negatively impact a properly aligned bite. Shifting teeth may also expose roots, making teeth more susceptible to dental decay and periodontal disease.
While dental bridges do not prevent bone loss, they are still a great option for patients seeking an alternative to dental implants. A custom dental bridge may improve speech and allow patients to enjoy a wider variety of foods in addition to completing their smiles after tooth loss or an extraction.
Contact Our Lansing, IL Dental Office for an Appointment
The personalized dentistry we provide allows patients to enjoy more confidence, greater comfort, and better oral health. We enjoy taking our time with patients to ensure that they have great results and feel confident in the dental care they receive here at Pallotto Dental Care.