• >> Read More Reviews >>
  • Contact Us
  • Write a ReviewWrite a Review
  • Patient Testimonials
    Read Our Reviews
  • Like Us
  • Refer-a-Friend
  • Dental Health Matters
  • Community Service
  • Quick Contact

  • Botox
    Special Offer
    Botox Special Offer

    Click for Details

  • Top Dentists
    Consumer Research Council
    Chicago-Top-Doctor2011
  • Magazine-Cover
    Dr. Steffens has been voted a
    TOP DENTIST

Crowns & Bridges

A crown (or cap) is a covering made to restore a tooth back to health & function. When teeth are damaged from decay, weak from large old fillings, worn or broken down, crowns can be used to give you back healthy functional teeth.

Crowns can be made out of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. An examination will determine which option will be the best for you.

The most common way to replace missing teeth is to have a bridge placed. A false tooth is made and attached to two porcelain crowns made for the natural teeth that are on either side of the space where the tooth is missing. These crowns and the false tooth are one piece and are fixed over the natural teeth ~ unlike a denture, bridges are not removable. A bridge will not only help with appearance and function but can also allow other teeth to last longer by reducing the stress put on them when a tooth or teeth are missing.

Bridges can be used to replace teeth that are missing from any place in your mouth as long as the teeth that would be used to anchor the bridge are healthy and strong. Dr. Steffens will recommend the type of bridge best suited for your individual need.Bridges are used to cement teeth in where teeth are missing. By far, the most comfortable way to replace missing teeth, the patient can eat anything they want without problems.

 


Dental services provided by Dr. Steffens: