Alternatives to permanent dental implants
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dr. Koser is here to restore your teeth and get you back to smiling, eating, and living to the fullest again.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, we recommend dental crowns or bridges for a natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement treatment. Enhance your appearance and improve your oral health with the dental crown service offered at Fantastic Smiles Ltd. located in Mount Prospect, IL.
When might you need a dental crown?
- Extensive decay
- Your tooth is chipped or cracked
- Misaligned or misshapen tooth
- You have tooth stains or discoloration
- Your tooth has undergone a root canal
- You’ve had a large filling
When might you need a dental bridge?
- One or more missing tooth
- Unstable or uncomfortable dentures
How do crown work?
If you are experiencing a damaged, weak, or decaying tooth it can be fixed with a crown cap to help tooth size, strength, shape, and appearance. Crowns are tooth-colored, not white, so they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth and do not distract from your smile.
How do bridges work?
Whereas crowns can repair damaged teeth, a bridge's main function is to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are sets of prosthetic teeth that are used to 'bridge' gaps in your smile. They’re either securely attached to implants or artificial tooth roots or get bonded onto neighboring teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges treatment at Fantastic Smiles
During your first visit, we will take your digital scans that are used to make the crown or bridge. Later, Dr. Koser will resize your teeth slightly with special dental instruments to ensure there’s sufficient room for restoration. You’ll be asked to return when the restoration is ready. During your second visit, the doctor will place your new crown and bridge strategically and check for a secure fit. Your crown or bridge may be attached to already existing implants, or they may be bonded using a special dental adhesive.
Crown or bridge placement procedure
Our staff of dental professionals will provide you with a custom-made crown or set of bridges that are made to fit snugly inside your mouth and are built to last. We use digital scans, which are quick and easy rather than making you bite molds for measurements. It takes up to two weeks to finish a crown or a bridge. After it is ready, you'll be asked to visit us to have your crown or bridge placed.
Schedule an appointment
Dr. Ewa Koser at Fantastic Smiles is happy to provide our patients with a wide variety of restorative dentistry options so they can maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Fantastic Smiles dental office at (847) 577-5464 or send us an email
We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.