Crowns and Bridges in Springfield IL
If you think about all the work that your teeth do each day, it’s surprising they stand up as well as they do. After all, your jaws exert an enormous amount of pressure when chewing.
Even though your enamel is the strongest substance in your body, your teeth sometimes sustain damage from chewing, grinding, and day-to-day wear. At Ruggless Dental, it is our job to protect and restore your teeth so that you can enjoy greater longevity, comfort, and a beautiful smile.
Protective Dental Crowns
When you crack a tooth or have extensive decay, it can be painful! Additionally, a crack or decay compromises the structure of your tooth, putting it at risk. Dr. Shane Ruggless creates beautiful, protective, long-lasting dental crowns to support your tooth and restore your comfort.
A crown covers your tooth completely above the gum line and absorbs some of the force from chewing. We create quality dental crowns to match your existing teeth so that your smile appears seamless. We start by removing any damaged or decayed tooth structure and take an impression of your tooth so that we can create a custom dental crown.
When we place your crown, we will make small adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. With the proper home care and routine dental appointments, your crown can provide many years of service and even save your tooth!
Dental Bridges for Tooth Replacement
Though we do everything possible to save your existing teeth, sometimes removing a damaged tooth is the best option for your health. For many patients, the question of having a gap in their smiles can be troublesome. We understand! We provide many tooth replacement options to meet every lifestyle.
For patients who cannot have a dental implant due to medical or dental complications, or for patients who simply want a different option, we offer custom dental bridges to complete your smile and chewing surface.
We create a fixed dental bridge with two types of crowns. Abutment crowns suspend one or more pontic crowns to fill in the gap in your smile. Because bridges are not supported by a dental implant, they require special care and consideration. You will need to floss under your bridge and maintain impeccable home care to keep your gums healthy. Healthy gums are a necessity for the longevity of all dentistry! Regular dental visits will allow us to monitor your oral health and address any potential problems.
Personalized Restorative Treatment
Our skilled and experienced dentist, Dr. Ruggless, will discuss all your restorative options with you so that you can make the choice that works best for your own health and lifestyle. We don’t believe in high-pressure dentistry because we value your trust and the role we play in the health of our community.
We provide outstanding dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Our patients truly appreciate the personalized care they receive.
Call Today to Schedule an Exam
If you have a missing or damaged tooth, contact our Springfield, IL dental office to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ruggless. Our entire team looks forward to partnering with you for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.