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By South Suburban Dental Care - Vincent Oganwu, DDS
September 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: crowns   Bridges  

How dental crowns and bridges from your dentist in Olympia Fields, Illinois can give you back your smile.

Dental crowns and dental bridges can restore your smile, even if you have badly damaged or missing teeth. When you choose dental crowns and bridges, you are making an investment in your smile, and yourself. You deserve to get the most out of your crowns and bridges, and proper care can help.

Dr. Vincent Oganwu at South Suburban Dental Care in Olympia Fields, Illinois offers full-service dentistry, including crowns and bridges to give you back your smile.

Dental crowns and bridges are strong, but that doesn’t mean you can’t damage them. To help your crowns and bridges continue to look great for years, it’s important to remember to:

Avoid using your teeth as tools. Use scissors to open packages and tear-off tags, Don’t ever use your teeth, even if you have crowns. Using your teeth as tools can lead to chipping the porcelain on your crown, or loosening your bridge.

Keep your crowns and bridges clean, just like your teeth, especially along the crown margins. One of the major reasons people need a crown replaced is that it has decayed along the crown margins. To that end, remember to:

Brush your teeth after meals and before you go to bed, paying special attention along the gumline and around the margins of crowns. Use a toothpaste containing fluoride.

Floss at least once each day, being careful to wrap the floss around the widest part of your tooth as you go down in between your teeth. The wrapping technique ensures the floss stays firmly against the surface of your tooth, which helps clean more effectively.

In the case of bridgework, use a floss threading tool to floss underneath the bridge. It’s especially important to floss under the bridge to keep gum inflammation from happening.

If your crown or bridge chips, breaks or feels loose, visit your dentist as soon as you can. Your dentist can recommend the next steps to get you smiling again.

Crowns and bridges are great options to restore a whole, beautiful smile, and you can help them last and continue to look beautiful. To find out more about caring for crowns and bridges, call Dr. Vincent Oganwu of South Suburban Dental Care in Olympia Fields, Illinois today.

By South Suburban Dental Care - Vincent Oganwu, DDS
March 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: crowns   Bridges  

Crowns and bridges address a variety of smile problems, from missing teeth to damage to cosmetic issues. Your Olympia Fields, IL, dentist, Dr. Vincent Oganwu, offers the dental restorations at South Suburban Dental Care.

What are crowns and bridges?

A crown looks just like the part of a tooth that's visible above your gums. If you look closely at a crown, you'll notice that it's hollow inside. The restoration is designed to slip over your tooth and cover it completely. Before you can receive a crown, your tooth must be reduced in size slightly to allow for a proper fit. During this visit to the Olympia Fields dental office, your dentist will also make an impression of your mouth that will be used during the crown creation process.

Bridges are comprised of crowns and one or two artificial teeth, called abutments. Crowns are connected to the abutments on either side of the bridge and help hold it securely in place. Crowns and bridges are constructed of strong materials that look like tooth enamel, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and resin.

How can crowns and bridges help my smile?

Crowns and bridges offer several important benefits for your smile. Crowns restore the normal appearance and function of broken teeth. In fact, no one will ever now that your tooth fractured once you receive your new crown.

Crowns also prevent weak teeth from fracturing one day. Your teeth can become fragile if you have a crack or you've had certain dental procedures that tend to weaken teeth, such as large fillings or root canal therapy. If brittle teeth run in your family, your dentist may recommend a crown to prevent at-risk teeth from crumbling.

Do you dislike the way a tooth looks? Crowns can lengthen teeth and even change their shape. They're a good choice if you want to improve the appearance of crooked, twisted, pointed or oddly shaped teeth.

Missing teeth affect your appearance and ability to chew and may even cause your other teeth to drift and overlap. Bridges and crowns paired with dental implants offer excellent tooth restoration options.

Improve, enhance, and protect your smile with crowns and bridges! Call your dentist in Olympia Fields, IL, Dr. Oganwu of South Suburban Dental Care, at (708) 747-6766 to schedule your appointment.