At Chicago Veneers, Dr. Ema sees patients every day with broken, weak, or missing teeth who don’t know their options for rebuilding their smile. We understand that missing or damaged teeth can lower patients’ self-confidence. That’s why we offer some of the best restorative crowns and bridges in Chicago. It’s a part of our mission to give our patients smiles that will help them look and feel good! But, what exactly is the difference between crowns vs bridges? Which one is the better option? 

What is a Crown?

A crown is the best option for patients with a single cracked, misshapen, decayed, or discolored tooth. By acting as a cap that covers your tooth, the custom-made crown will mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. 

During this procedure, Dr. Ema will reduce the existing tooth, remove any decay from its surface, and permanently adhere the crown to the tooth. Dr. Ema can completely customize the length, shape, color, and texture of crowns, effectively restoring our patient’s natural, beautiful smiles.

What is a Bridge?

Dental bridges can be a great option for patients missing one or more teeth. At Chicago Veneers, we offer two types of bridges: fixed bridges and implant-based bridges. Fixed bridges use the surrounding teeth as support, and implant-based bridges replace three or more teeth. Implant-based bridges use metal posts in the jawbone as the foundation for the appliance. To learn more about both types of bridges we offer, visit our Bridges page.

Bridges improve the function and appearance of the missing tooth or teeth with the same shape, color, and length of the surrounding teeth. This will fill out the smile and allow our patients to love their smiles again. At Chicago Veneers, we understand that living with missing teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Our number one priority is working together to develop a personalized plan to get your mouth restored quickly and effectively.

Before either treatment can begin, Dr. Ema will have a consultation with each patient to ensure both parties understand and agree on treatment goals. When it comes to a crown vs bridges, Dr. Ema can determine the best option for you. Additionally, she will take impressions of the patient’s teeth so she can begin preparing a crown or bridge that will match and fit perfectly into their mouth! 

You don’t have to live with a smile you hate. We understand how important it is to look and feel good, and at Chicago Veneers, we are devoted to helping you achieve just that. To start your smile restoration and regain your confidence today, give us a call at (312) 435-0411 to schedule a consultation!