Restorative Dentistry in Moline, IL
When your teeth are missing or in need of repair, dental crowns or a bridge may be an option for you. Crowns restore form and function to your smile by repairing a tooth that has sustained damage from infection, trauma, an accident, or fractures. A dental bridge is an option for replacing one or more missing teeth using porcelain crowns and prosthetic teeth that anchor to your natural teeth.
What Is a Crown?
A crown is designed to fit over your existing tooth structure like a “cap,” replacing your damaged tooth and preserving your root and natural tooth structure. Your new crown functions just like your natural tooth, and our doctors will custom design your crown to match your existing teeth. Made of high-quality porcelain, your crown is durable and designed to last you for many years.
Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon utilize advanced technology such as CAD/CAM and the CEREC system for the most accurate and efficient fabrication of your crown. With CEREC technology, your crown can be completed in a matter of hours, so you’ll leave our office with your permanent restoration on the same day.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are a thin “shell” of porcelain custom made to fit over your natural tooth structure. Veneers not only improve the appearance of your smile, they actually add strength and durability to your natural tooth.
Veneers are a great choice for restoring stained or discolored teeth and repairing small chips or fractures, while also enhancing your smile. They are very durable, and you won’t have to worry about whitening your teeth because, with proper care, they will never discolor.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is an option for replacing one or more adjacent missing teeth. Using your natural teeth or dental implants as anchors, a bridge fills the gap with prosthetic teeth that are custom blended in order to complement your smile. While your dental bridge is designed to last for many years, it’s important to keep your anchor teeth clean and healthy with regular cleanings, checkups, and excellent home care.
If you have teeth in need of repair or you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, the first step is meet with Dr. Jackson or Dr. Lemon for a treatment consultation in order to determine which restorative or cosmetic options will work best for your needs. You may be surprised to learn that you have multiple options to choose from, and our doctors can help you select the care that best suits your lifestyle and budget.
We look forward to helping restore your smile! Contact our office to schedule your consultation.