Dental Crowns & Bridges

Bartlett IL dentist Dr. Rice offers tooth crown and dental bridge procedures.

What are Dental Crowns?

A tooth crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A tooth crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of dental crowns, porcelain crowns (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.

Porcelain dental crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

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Reasons for Dental Crowns

Patients may need a tooth crown for one of several reasons:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.
  • Cap a single dental implant.

The Dental Crowns Procedure

What does getting dental crowns involve? A tooth crown procedure usually requires two appointments.

Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom tooth crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new, permanent tooth crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Rice will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the tooth crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new dental crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new tooth crown.

What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

There are several types of dental bridges. When you come to our office in Elgin, IL, you and Dr. Rice will discuss the best options for your particular case.

The “traditional dental bridge” is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of dental bridge consists to two dental crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) on each side of the dental bridge and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

If you live or work in the Elgin, Bartlett, and St Charles IL area and have missing or damaged teeth, contact David Rice, DDS in Elgin today. After an examination, he can give you the options that will fit your specific situation. Whether it be a tooth crown, a dental bridge fixed with dental crowns, dental implants, or another option, Dr. Rice can help restore health and beauty to your smile.

I highly recommend Dr. Rice and his caring staff to anyone who suffers from anxiety or is just plain nervous about going to the dentist!
~ Michael R
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David A. Rice, DDS
Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice provides sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry services for the Elgin, South Elgin, Dundee and Gilberts, Illinois areas.
1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-741-2353847-741-2353 RiceDDS@gmail.com

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Testimonials

  • Dr. Rice, Just a few words to let you know how my dental visit was. This was my first visit with Dr. Rice, and staff. I was a bit apprehensive, but soon found out about there professional way in which I was not only treated, but I also found out, how much they cared about my personal health. Dr. Rice ever so calm, and understanding about your fear. If I have to do it over and choose a Dentist, or suggest to a friend, it would be Dr. Rice. He followed up with a phone call that evening, of my extraction of a wisdom tooth, and was concerned. For that I thank you! I hope I will not need him for anything in the near future, but his phone# is now in my memory dial. Regards, J.E. Small A 5 star Rating
    —J.E. Small
  • I’ve heard about oral sedation and had no idea how relaxed I’d be but really don’t remember anything other than sitting down in the chair. When they told me I was through, I felt so refreshed like I’d just finished a great nap.

    Scott B.

    —Scott B.
  • When my daughter told me I could nap while I had all the dental work I needed done, I thought she was teasing! Dr. Rice has proven to me that dental visits can be relaxing and I’m so glad I found him. I have two new bridges and porcelain crowns and feel like I look twenty years younger!

    Jean W.

    —Jean W.
  • I’m not fearful when it comes to dentistry, but my schedule doesn’t allow much time out of the office. Dr. Rice suggested oral sedation so we could combine several appointments into one, which worked out great. I wasn’t fatigued or drained at all after a 6 hour appointment and was thrilled with the results!

    Kelly B.

    —Kelly B.
  • I thought I’d never get over the trauma of having painful dental treatment as a teen. My teeth were in horrible shape and I couldn’t even bring myself to make an appointment. When I learned Dr. Rice could do my dentistry while I had twilight sleep, I at least wanted to talk to him. That’s all it took. He’s so kind and I immediately knew he would be the one who could help me get over my fears. Now, I’m so much better. Looking back, it all seems so silly but all I know is that my smile looks a million times better!

    Maureen S.

    —Maureen S.
  • The best thing about I.V. sedation is not remembering anything about my dental visit. After years of dreading everything about dental visits, Dr. Rice finally gave me a way to be there without even knowing it! My smile looks great now and I feel better knowing my mouth is finally healthy.

    Shannon C.

    —Shannon C.
  • Dr. Rice and Staff~

    I appreciate the wonderful treatment I have received while I was getting my dental work completed. You are knowledgeable, friendly, concerned and so is your staff.

    Sincerely,

    Kathy S.
    Elgin

    —Kathy S.
  • Dr. Rice~

    I would like to thank you for extracting my poor tooth and a wonderful repair and new addition to my denture. I found you to be very kind, honest and caring person with a good chair side manner. I found your staff very friendly and they made me feel very welcomed and relaxed. I look forward to your services in the future.

    Sincerely,

    Alexandra L.
    Huntley

    —Alexandra L.
  • Thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful smile. I had not realized how self-conscience I had become over the look of my front teeth. Now I’m confident that my smile looks great! Also thank you for your enormous generosity! I truly appreciate it!

    Thanks again,

    Diane C.
    Schaumburg

    —Diana C.
  • Dear Dr. Rice and Shannon~

    Thanks so much for saving my smile. I am so grateful that you were willing to come into the office on your day off to help me.

    Sincerely,

    Marita S.
    Elgin

    —Marita S.
  • I always leave Dr. Rice's office feeling I've had the best up-to-date dental care possible. All questions are completely answered. Oral hygienists working in his practice routinely share the results of the newest studies in dental care. Dr. Rice has been my dentist for 22 years. He has seen me through root canals, crown work, old filling replacement, and repair of chipped teeth. I cannot imagine going to another dentist.

    Suzanne M.
    Hampshire

    —Suzanne M.
  • Excellent and professional care is given by the entire Rice Team, from receptionist, hygienist assistant, hygienist to the Doctor

    Wendy W.
    Lake In The Hills

    —Wendy W.
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for 15 years or more and find him and his staff to be excellent with their skill and chair-side manner. I never feel pressured to purchase services/treatments, that said it is their obligation to advise me on what is available. I feel that people need to remember that...just because the doctor tells you about options and how much those options cost does not mean they are trying to take advantage of you or trying to upsell you. I have never felt a hard sell approach from anyone in the office for anything. I have referred people to doctor Rice and will continue to do so because of his top notch dental care and his educational approach to dentistry.

    Julie P.
    Arlington Heights

    —Julie P.
  • Dear Dr. Rice

    My deepest, heartfelt thank you for your generous and kind “dental” donation to the poverty stricken people of Haiti. My MISSION TRIP is June 12-June 15 and I am so honored and blessed to be able to take the toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss that you so generously donated. I appreciate Chandra’s help and I look forward to sharing my “story” when I come in for my appointment in June. God Bless! Thank You!

    Sincerely,
    Mary A.
    Elgin

    —Mary A.
  • Dear Dr. Rice,

    Thank you so much for the dental work and teeth cleaning that was done on Christopher last week. I was greatly appreciated. Also, you have a great staff!

    Sincerely,
    Pat H.

    —Pat H.

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