The benefits of dental crowns and bridges for smile restoration

Dr. Boris Kaltchev and his team at BK Dental in Wood Dale and Evanston, Illinois, provide high-quality dental crowns and bridges to help patients restore their smiles after tooth extraction, loss, or damage. Dental crowns and dental bridges are common restorative dentistry procedures that improve your teeth’ appearance, health, and function.

What is a dental crown or “dental tooth cap?”

Our team describes the dental crown as a tooth-shaped cap manually placed over a damaged or decayed natural tooth to restore its shape, strength, size, and appearance. The crown is usually made of porcelain or metal, depending on the patient’s preference and needs. 

Dental crowns offer many benefits, including:

  • Protection. Our dental crowns act as a protective barrier against further damage and decay for weakened or damaged teeth. They help to strengthen the tooth structure and prevent it from breaking or fracturing
  • Aesthetics. Because we use porcelain materials for dental crowns, they look as natural as natural tooth enamel
  • Longevity. With proper care, patients will enjoy their crowns for many years

What is a dental bridge?

Alternatively, a dental bridge is a fixed prosthesis designed to replace one or several missing teeth by attaching them to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges for missing teeth can be made of porcelain, metal, or both and have several benefits:

  • Restore function. Dental bridges restore proper chewing and speech abilities that might have been affected due to tooth loss
  • Prevent shifting of teeth. Improperly spaced or missing teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift out of their place, leading to bite problems and even jaw pain. Bridges maintain the proper alignment of teeth
  • Enhance appearance. Bridges not only replace missing adult, natural teeth but also improve the overall appearance of the smile by filling in any gaps and giving you a more complete look
  • Improved confidence. With a restored smile, patients often feel more confident and are no longer self-conscious about their missing or damaged teeth
  • Durability. Bridges are made to last and can withstand daily wear and tear, allowing them to be a long-term solution for missing teeth

Schedule a visit with the team at BK Dental today to learn more about dental restorations!

Both dental crowns and bridges offer numerous benefits for patients seeking smile restoration. If you are a resident of Wood Dale or Evanston, Illinois, and want to speak to our team about your options for smile restoration, talk to Dr. Boris Kaltchev about crowns and bridges.

Call (630) 766-2223 (Wood Dale) or (847) 475-4080 (Evanston) today to request your first appointment at our state-of-the-art dental practice.