Even with the best oral hygiene process, routine wear and tear as well as cavities and emergencies can take a toll on the health of individual teeth. To help patients prevent further damage from affecting their oral health, our Chicago dentist offers porcelain crowns and bridges. Made to blend in naturally with the rest of your smile, these fixed restorative options help reinforce the strength of teeth as well as your appearance.
A crown is a porcelain cap used to cover cracked, broken, or infected teeth. Whereas a dental filling only fills minor flaws, crowns cover the entire tooth, reinforcing the structural strength of the tooth. Not only does this allow patients to regain full function of their smile, crowns also effectively seal out bacteria, protecting vulnerable teeth from infection or decay. This is especially important for teeth that have been impaired by cavities or for patients who have undergone root canal therapy.
At 26th Street Dental Center, we strive to create crowns that look and function just like your original teeth. For the best results, our Chicago dentist offers BruxZir and emax crowns. Made from highly durable, chip-proof ceramic material. As the crowns are made to match the rest of your smile, they blend in seamlessly.
Unfortunately, sometimes teeth must be extracted in order to protect the health of the rest of your smile. In these instances, Dr. Ogbara may recommend getting a dental bridge to replace missing or extracted teeth. At their core, dental bridges are two dental crowns attached on either side of a prosthetic tooth, known as a pontic. Made of porcelain, bridges are highly durable and easy to care for.