Crowns and Bridges in Streamwood, IL

Beautiful, Natural-Looking Crowns and Bridges

Do you have a tooth that is cracked, worn down, or causing you pain when eating or drinking hot and cold foods? At New Image Dental in Streamwood, IL, we understand the discomfort and self-consciousness dental damage can cause. That’s why Dr. Brian Fitz provides customized, natural-looking treatments like dental crowns and bridges to restore your smile’s health and beauty. 

What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Dr. Fitz at New Image Dental in Streamwood, IL uses dental crowns to repair badly decayed, cracked teeth, teeth that have had a root canal or need extra support due to a large dental filling.

Crowns are custom-made to precisely fit the tooth using impressions of the patient’s teeth. They are created from strong, durable materials like porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials. The crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth down to the gum line to provide a natural look and feel.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are many advantages to getting a dental crown at New Image Dental in Streamwood, IL from Dr. Fitz:

  • Restore damaged or worn teeth
  • Strengthen weak or cracked teeth
  • Improve the look of discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Protect teeth with large fillings
  • Anchor dental bridges in place
  • Cover dental implants

Crowns allow patients to repair damaged teeth that might otherwise require extraction. They also prevent further decay and restore a healthy bite. The lifelike porcelain crowns match the natural color and shape of the surrounding teeth.

Crown Candidacy

Dr. Fitz will evaluate if a patient is a good candidate for a dental crown. Ideal candidates include patients who have:

  • Severely damaged or decayed teeth
  • Teeth that are cracked or fractured
  • Discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Weak teeth due to large fillings
  • Had a root canal procedure

The dentist may recommend crowns over large fillings to strengthen the tooth structure and prevent future cracking or fractures. Patients with excessive tooth wear due to grinding or jaw joint problems are also good candidates for protective crowns.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is an appliance that bridges the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Dr. Fitz provides natural-looking bridges that restore your smile and allow proper chewing and speaking ability.

Bridges consist of the following:

  • One or more fake teeth (pontics) in the place of the missing teeth
  • Crowns anchoring on either side of the fake tooth/teeth (abutments)
  • Attachments securing the bridge in place

The crowns are placed over healthy teeth on either side of the gap, acting as anchors to hold the bridge firmly in place. Unlike removable devices like dentures, bridges are cemented in as permanent restorations.

Benefits of Bridges

Replacing missing teeth with dental bridges at New Image Dental in Streamwood, IL offers many benefits:

  • Restore your smile and improve your aesthetics
  • Enable proper chewing and bite alignment
  • Prevent tooth movement and bone loss
  • Improve speech by replacing missing teeth
  • More comfortable than removable partial dentures
  • Restore your ability to properly chew food, pronounce words, and smile confidently
  • Prevent surrounding teeth from shifting position to fill the space 
  • Bridges are custom-designed for a natural fit and comfortable feel

Dental Bridge Candidacy

Ideal candidates for dental bridges from Dr. Fitz have:

  • One or more teeth missing in a row
  • Healthy teeth surrounding the space(s) for bridge anchors
  • Proper bone support for anchoring the bridge
  • Healthy gums that can withstand bridge placement

If too much bone loss has occurred or there are insufficient suitable abutment teeth, dental implants may be an alternative restoration option. Dr. Fitz will determine the optimal tooth replacement solution during an evaluation at New Image Dental.

Reclaim Your Beautiful Smile With New Image Dental

Are you embarrassed to smile due to damaged, deteriorating, or missing teeth? Have cracked, worn, or discolored teeth left you feeling self-conscious? You don’t have to hide your smile any longer. 

New Image Dental proudly serves patients from Streamwood and surrounding areas such as Hanover Park, Bartlett, and Schaumburg who want to reclaim their healthy, beautiful smiles with natural-looking dental crowns and bridges. Call (630) 837-0887 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Fitz and start your smile transformation journey. 

With quality craftsmanship and advanced technology, we can replace your missing or damaged teeth with permanent solutions that look and feel just like your natural teeth. Our compassionate team will listen to all of your concerns to tailor a treatment plan that meets your dental needs, lifestyle, and budget. Let us help you smile brightly again– call (630) 837-0887 to schedule your consultation!

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