Dental Crowns and Bridges in Champaign, IL

A missing tooth makes social situations difficult—you feel unsure about laughing and smiling—and it can even impact your bite force and digestion. Without quality tooth replacement, you may also experience shifting teeth and future tooth loss due to enamel wear and fractures.

At Anderson Dental, Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. John Anderson, and Dr. Cesar Alburez offer traditional crowns and bridges as well as same-day dental crowns—the latter relying on innovative CEREC technology.

Dental crowns and bridges are a reliable option to replace missing teeth. On their own, dental crowns have a variety of essential roles to play in oral health as well.

If you would like to learn more about tooth restorations and replacement, including more information about crowns and bridges, please read through the information below or reach out to a helpful team member at Anderson Dental for more information.

Dental Crowns & CEREC Crowns to Restore Teeth

Woman smiling at dentist office in Champaign ILA dental crown is a time-tested restoration used across restorative dentistry. If you have a root infection or tooth trauma, a dental crown is often the final step in restoring that damaged tooth. Dental crown placement is also the final step in the dental implant procedure, topping an implant post and replacing your lost tooth. When it comes to a dental bridge, dental crowns act as anchors to secure your new restoration teeth.

CEREC technology allows us to create same-day dental crowns in Champaign, IL. The first step is a digital impression of your mouth. This impression requires no gooey pastes! We upload the digital impression to our computer, and our on-site milling machine creates the crown while you wait. This method relies on CEREC technology, and we have this innovation right here in our dental office.

Your Champaign dentist makes adjustments, and you leave our office with your new tooth crown—no waiting for an outside lab!

Your dentist will help you decide whether a traditional or a same-day crown is the best or right option for you.

How We Use Dental Crowns in Champaign, IL

Dental crowns are used so widely across dentistry that they are considered a crucial component of many dental treatments—from tooth repair to full restorations.

The crown itself is a tooth-shaped cap that is hollowed out to fit over a treated tooth. The crown itself is colored and shaped to complement your smile. In our dental office, we offer both CEREC same-day crowns and traditional options—both of which work beautifully for their intended purposes.

Dental Crowns in General Dentistry

If you have a deeply decayed, damaged, or root-infected tooth, your Champaign, IL dentist works to save that tooth and restore it to better function. Typically, this means treating the tooth—removing decay and infection—and capping it with a dental crown. The crown creates a buffer between what you’re chewing (your bite force) and the damaged tooth beneath, preventing further damage and fracture.

Dental Crowns in Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic dentists in Champaign offer several options to restore aesthetics to a misshapen, discolored, or unsightly tooth in our dental office. One strategy is capping the tooth with a quality CEREC same-day crown. With this option, no one will guess that you have even been to the dentist!

Dental Crowns for Tooth Replacement

Dental crowns play a significant role in some tooth replacement options, including dental implants. A dental implant is a replacement root surgically implanted in your jawbone. Over time, this root, made of durable titanium, bonds with your jawbone, creating the perfect underpinning for a replacement tooth (dental crown) or prosthetic like an implant-supported denture or bridge.

The dental crown also works to secure a dental bridge, a tooth or teeth situated between crowns. The crowns cap the tooth on either side of your smile gap, allowing the restorations to complete your smile.

Diagram of a dental bridge replacing missing teeth in Champaign ILQuality Dental Bridges in Champaign

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, we offer various tooth-replacement options, including crowns and bridges.

A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth supported by dental crowns on either side. These crowns cap your adjacent teeth while the restorative teeth fill in your smile gap. A dental bridge is an affixed restoration, so you don’t have to worry about removing it for cleaning. It also won’t slip when you’re speaking or need adhesives for support.

For those looking for extra stability, ask our implant dentist about implant-supported dental bridges as well.

Our crowns and bridges in Champaign are always colored and shaped to fit in with your natural teeth. Friends and family will not notice that you have a dental bridge, but they may admire your smile!

Dental Bridges vs. Partial Dentures

A bridge and denture have similarities, but there are key differences. Understanding these differences can help you decide which option will best fit your needs and goals.

A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that stands in for tooth loss, provided you have only one or two teeth missing in an adjacent location. With the help of dental crowns, the bridge allows the restoring teeth on this bridge to fill in the smile gap. Because this is a fixed restoration, it can only be removed by your dentist. Additionally, the teeth on either side of your smile gap require treatment, which may include minor enamel removal to be fitted with the support crowns.

A partial denture also fills in for partial or sporadic tooth loss. This prosthetic is a customized appliance that holds restoring teeth only where needed. It remains stable through clips, the support of adjacent teeth, and the natural ridges of your jaw.

Patient smiling in treatment chair for same day dental crowns in ChampaignCaring for Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown does not require special care. You brush, floss around it, and treat the tooth crown like a natural tooth.

A dental bridge in Champaign, IL requires a small cleaning brush and a floss threader, which allows you to clean beneath the appliance. This is a simple process and easy to incorporate into your oral care routine. A member of our friendly staff will provide instructions.

However, restorations and prosthetics do not protect against gum disease or further tooth loss. It is essential to visit our general dentists in Champaign regularly to keep your smile healthy and prevent crown and bridge failure.

Additional tips apply whether you have a bridge, crown, or wholly natural teeth. Don’t use your teeth, prosthetics, or restorations to open a bottle or for other unintended purposes. If you play sports, wear a mouthguard or the proper face gear. And if you grind your teeth, ask your dentist about a nightguard to prevent tooth breakage and loss of your restorations.

Schedule A Consultation at Our Dentist Office in Champaign

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, contact Anderson Dental today at (217) 356-7334 to schedule a dental examination with one of our top dentists in Champaign!

We restore smiles in all locations, including Champaign, Savoy, Seymour, Urbana, Mahomet, and Thomasboro. And we can’t wait to help you realize your best smile!