Discover Your Dream Smile
At our practice, we believe that every patient deserves a smile they can feel proud of. That’s why we feature a variety of restorative treatments that can help you achieve your dream smile.
Dr. Curtin has advanced prosthodontic training, setting our services apart from less experienced dentists. Whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture, they’ll ensure that your restoration looks and functions like a natural tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper care, your dental crown can last 15 years or longer. We recommend visiting our Winnetka office for biannual checkups and professional cleanings where we can examine your oral health and the integrity of your dental crown to ensure they’re in excellent condition.
In addition to scheduling regular visits, there are a few things you can do to increase the longevity of your dental crown:
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods
- Address issues with teeth grinding
Is a dental bridge better than an implant?
While dental bridges and implants are both effective tooth replacement options, their procedures are very different and appeal to different types of people. A dental bridge is designed to bridge the gap left by a missing tooth. Bridges are less invasive and more affordable than dental implants because they don’t require surgery.
Your adjacent teeth are prepared and fitted for crowns to reinforce the strength of the dental bridge. Dental implants, on the other hand, are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. That’s because implants are surgically affixed to your jawbone and therefore can last a lifetime. It typically takes six months to heal from the surgery before your restoration is placed.
To learn more about tooth replacement options, schedule a consultation with one of our trusted dentists by calling (847) 446-0970. We’ll discuss your smile goals and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Can I have my teeth pulled and get dentures in the same day?
You may be eligible for immediate dentures following your tooth extraction. Immediate dentures are temporary dentures that act as a bandaid until your gums heal. Our knowledgeable dentists will examine your oral health and determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
We may recommend waiting until your gums have completely healed before you’re fitted for your permanent dentures. This will allow time for the swelling to completely dissipate so you get a better fit on your new smile.
How much do dental implants cost?
The average cost of dental implants is about $3,000 to $5,000. The exact cost can vary depending on your specific needs, as well as the details of the surgery. If you need any recommendations on reputable providers, we’ll be happy to suggest a few. One of our dentists can place the restoration once the implant is placed and the healing process is complete.