7048 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60656
A tooth cannot heal its decay away, so a dentist has to remove it and replace the missing tooth structure, oftentimes using a filling. There are many different types of fillings, such as a composite filling, commonly referred to as a white filling. Another option is an amalgam filling, or a silver filling. There are advantages and disadvantages to each filling material. Discuss with one of our dentists what the right filling for your tooth is.
A crown is placed when the tooth’s structure has been compromised by decay, large fillings, cracks, or a combination of reasons. The tooth is reduced to a smaller version of itself, and protected by a covering made of varying materials. A veneer can be used to alter color, shape and positioning of a tooth to make your smile more attractive. A bridge is one option that can be used to replace missing teeth. At Norwood Park Dentistry we will tailor the materials used to make your crown or bridge to you, depending on esthetic and functional needs.