Glen Carbon, IL dentist offers dental crowns and bridges

At Kellerman Dental, our dentists in the Glen Carbon, IL area are pleased to offer a selection of services for repairing and restoring the smile after problems arise. Patients of all ages can obtain restorations such as dental crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth or repair those that are damaged. Drs. Kellerman and Connolly ensure children and adults have the solutions they need to address their dental concerns, offering general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry under one roof!

What are dental crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are two popular restorations used at Kellerman Dental.

  • Dental crowns – Dental crowns, often referred to as dental caps, are restorations made of porcelain that are bonded over the exposed crown of a tooth. Dental crowns are used in a variety of ways. They can be placed over an abutment of a dental implant to replace a single tooth, or protect a tooth that has experienced extensive damage, such as those affected by trauma, root canal therapy, or large areas of tooth decay. These restorations are created to match the patient’s existing tooth color for seamless integration once bonded in place.
  • Dental bridges – Dental bridges are a type of tooth replacement option that provides patients with the opportunity to replace one or more teeth in the dental arch. Dental bridges use a false tooth called a pontic which is fused with dental crowns on each side. These crowns are bonded onto the adjacent teeth which act as an anchor to hold the new pontic replacement tooth in place. Dental bridges are more permanent than partial dentures, and will often last several years with proper care and attention.

Learn more about dental crowns and bridges

If you are interested in obtaining a porcelain bridge for replacement of missing teeth, or just want to learn more about the types of restorations available at Kellerman Dental, call us today. The office is located at 16 Junction Drive West and can be reached by phone at [phone]. Our facility is open to new patients and families, servicing individuals in the areas of Troy, Maryville, Granite City, Collinsville, Glen Carbon, and Edwardsville IL.