Dental Restorations in Streamwood and Hoffman Estates, IL
Dental Restorations Restore Missing/Damaged Teeth
Do missing or badly damaged teeth make chewing and speaking more difficult for you? Dental restorations from Streamwood Family Dentistry can help you restore your smile’s appearance and function. Our Streamwood dental office provides many dental restoration options for you to choose from, ranging from tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding to crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures. The type of restoration recommended will largely depend on how many and which teeth are missing or damaged, how much damage is present, and where your missing or damaged teeth are situated.
The sooner you treat missing or badly damaged teeth, the better, and not just for cosmetic reasons. Missing teeth cause gaps, which can become havens for bacteria, making you more vulnerable to periodontal disease and other serious issues. Additionally, gaps can actually cause your remaining teeth to shift out of place, which can cause your face to sag and give you an older appearance.
How Dental Crowns and Bridges Correct Issues
Dental crowns and bridges are also two commonly used dental restoration techniques. A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Crowns come in many materials but if you want the most natural appearance, you can’t go wrong with a ceramic crown. If you have more than one missing tooth, a dental bridge may be recommended using multiple dental crowns to help secure it. A bridge “bridges” a gap by placing a false tooth in the gap left between two of your natural teeth. Bridges are securely fixed in place, unlike removable partial dentures.
Schedule a Restorative Consultation in Streamwood, IL
When it comes to dental restorations at Streamwood Family Dentistry, you have many available options. If you have missing or badly damaged teeth and you feel it’s time you did something about it, please feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We’d be happy to thoroughly examine your teeth and then go over the basics of our various dental restoration techniques to help you determine which one is the right one for you.