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Bridge and Implant Restorations in Elk Grove Village Achieving A Healthy Smile With General Dentistry – Part III

Published by Brian Homann DDS

Restorative dentistry is the term dentists use to describe the process of replacing or fixing any teeth that may be missing or badly damaged. Fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants are common restorative options in these cases..

Dr. Brian Homann, DDS is dedicated to ensuring you feel comfortable and confident when you smile, as well as helping you avoid future dental problems, through restorative dentistry.

Why is Restorative Dentistry Important?

Open spaces or damaged teeth can lead to further complications, including bone loss and the loosening of neighboring teeth . Missing teeth can negatively affect your health, appearance, and self-esteem. Filling those empty spaces will not only help keep your teeth properly aligned, but also can help build your self-confidence and most importantly, keep you healthy. Additionally, replacing or repairing damaged or missing teeth make it easier for you to maintain proper oral hygiene habits and help to prevent the development of decay (cavities).

Importance Of Restorative Dentistry

Treatment Options

While we will always work with you to preserve your natural teeth as often as possible before resorting to restorative measures, there are times when that is not an option. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for restorative treatment, Dr. Homann and his staff will discuss the various options available and which ones may be appropriate for your situation.


A crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a single tooth. Crowns are utilized to restore integrity to the tooth after extensive work is completed, as in the case of root canal therapy. They are also used to shield broken teeth or after filling large cavities, helping to protect and structurally strengthen a weakened tooth – as well as enhancing the appearance of your smile.


If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Homann may suggest a dental bridge. A dental bridge basically bridges the gap where there are missing teeth. The bridge often consists of dental crowns on either side of an artificial tooth designed to fill an empty space, with the crowns anchored to your healthy teeth.

A bridge will keep your other teeth from moving out of place, is often long-lasting, has a natural appearance, and can help improve your ability to eat and speak properly. Once a bridge is placed, it will often feel very much like your natural teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Placing a dental implant is a surgical procedure that inserts a metal anchor into the jawbone, and then places a false tooth, similar to a crown, onto the anchor. This process replaces the root of the missing tooth and ensures that the replacement is strong and stable, and functions like your natural tooth. Additionally, implants stimulate bone growth as a natural tooth root would.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Dr. Brian Homann offers a wide variety of composite restorations in Elk Grove Village, IL. Furthermore, he can confidently recommend which option will work for you – after considering your dental health needs and smile goals. If you are searching for a dentist in Elk Grove Village or the surrounding areas, we invite you to call our office at 847-439-9440 or schedule an appointment online.

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