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By Lynch Dental Center
March 17, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Discover the benefits of getting dental crowns and bridges for your smile.

Accidents happen! Yes, even to your smile. Whether you are dealing with extensive decay, or a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago, IL, is here to tell you how getting dental crowns and bridges could turn your smile around.

What are crowns and bridges?

These fixed dental restorations are custom-made just for you. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to improve its function and appearance while a dental bridge is used to fill gaps and replace one or more missing teeth.

Why might I get a crown?

A crown is a very versatile restoration that can be used to protect a tooth from further damage. A tooth weakened by decay, infection, or trauma can often benefit from getting a crown. A crown will surround the tooth and provide a stronger and more durable outer layer of protection.

A crown may be recommended if you have a cracked, fractured, or broken tooth, if you have a tooth that is badly misshapen or discolored, or if you just underwent root canal therapy.

When are dental bridges needed?

A dental bridge is a fixed oral prosthetic that is designed to replace a single missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. A bridge uses two dental crowns, which are placed over healthy teeth on both sides of the gap. The bridge, which contains false teeth, will be fused with the crowns to anchor the artificial teeth in the middle.

Dental crowns and bridges offer an array of benefits, from treating tooth loss and filling gaps left behind by missing teeth, to protecting teeth from further damage and improving the aesthetics of your smile. 

Do you want to know more about dental crowns, bridges, and other restorative dentistry options we offer? If so, all you have to do is call Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago, IL. You can reach our office at 312-263-3235 for our Chicago office, and 708-366-6411 for our River Forest, IL, office.

At Lynch Dental Center, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch use crowns and bridges to restore patient smiles. Crowns and bridges are custom restorations that can replace teeth to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Keep reading about crowns and bridges and contact your dentist in the Chicago Loop or River Forest, IL, if you have missing or compromised teeth.


Dental crowns can rescue teeth that have been compromised by trauma like a chip or crack, or teeth that have a significant amount of decay. First, any decay is drilled away from the tooth so only natural and healthy tooth structure remains. If there is a chip or crack, the tooth will be shaved down to the point where the structure won't be affected by the crack.

The remaining tooth is sculpted so there is room for the crown around it. Finally, a crown is cemented in place on top of the tooth to replace it. Crowns are custom milled from ceramic material and match your smile beautifully. Call your dentist in the Chicago Loop or River Forest, IL, and we may be able to save that tooth with a crown!

Crowns can also be used in conjunction with dental implants to completely replace a missing tooth. First, an implant post is placed during minor surgery and you heal for a period of several weeks. Once you have healed a permanent crown is placed to match your smile perfectly.


Bridges are custom made to look like multiple teeth and can completely replace missing teeth with a crown on either end of the restoration. If you are missing a tooth and the teeth on either side are strong enough, they can be fitted with crowns. A bridge completely replaces the tooth in the middle without surgery! To see if bridgework is the best tooth-replacement method for you, call your dentist in the Chicago Loop or River Forest, IL.

Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch can help restore your smile with crowns and bridges. If you have missing or compromised teeth. Contact Lynch Dental Center for an appointment in the Chicago loop at (312) 263-3235 and in River Forest, IL, at (708) 366-6411.

By Lynch Dental Center
August 06, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’ve got damaged teeth or you’re missing multiple teeth, crowns and bridgework can help restore your smile to what it once was. Crowns and bridges from Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch at Lynch Family Dentistry, your dentists in Chicago Loop and River Forest, IL, can help restore your smile and give you a smile that you’ll feel comfortable showing off again!

How Crowns And Bridges Can Benefit You

When you have a totally damaged tooth, one of the best ways to restore that tooth is with a dental crown from your dentist in Chicago Loop and River Forest, IL. A crown is designed to cover your tooth fully to the gumline and protect it from enduring any further damage or decay. This will also allow you to eat comfortably again without needing to avoid certain parts of your mouth.

When you’re missing one or multiple teeth, that’s where crowns and bridges come together to complete your smile. Bridges are made of at least three crowns and can replace one or more teeth that you may be missing. If you’re missing one, crowns are placed over your healthy teeth surrounding the missing tooth to hold the bridge in place. These crowns can match your smile in shape and size, and even color depending on the material you choose for your smile.

When you receive crowns and bridgework, it’s important to care for them just as you would a natural tooth. You should be sure to brush and floss daily to remove any plaque that may build up and cause decay and infection. It’s also even more important to schedule your regular dental cleanings so that your dentist can keep an eye on your crowns and bridges and ensure that no adjustments need to be made.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Don’t let damaged or missing teeth stop you from feeling comfortable with your smile. Restore your smile with crowns and bridgework! Contact Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch at Lynch Family Dentistry, your dentists in Chicago Loop and River Forest, IL, today at (312) 263-3235 for the office in Chicago, IL, and (708) 366-6411 for the office in River Forest, IL.

By Lynch Dental Center
December 29, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Ever bite down and hear a cracking noise? A weak tooth succumbs to the pressures of biting and chewing. Whether you have a large filling, untreated decay, abscess, or poor shape and size, a porcelain crown could restore that tooth. At Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and Rain Forest, IL, your dentists use crowns to complete and strengthen smiles. Just ask Drs. John, Sheila, or Frances Lynch if you qualify.

You have 32 teeth

And, you should keep them all for life. Every one of them is important. However, sometimes extractions threaten tooth loss. To avoid the jaw bone changes and negative smile appearance caused by extraction, consider restoring your tooth with a dental crown.

Today's dental crowns are very lifelike in color, shape, and durability. In fact, modern porcelain flexes with the forces of biting and chewing and is highly fracture resistant. Also, your Rain Forest IL dentist ensures your tooth is a good candidate for this restoration through careful examination and X-ray imaging. In other words, if Dr. Lynch recommends a crown, you can count on a healthy, beautiful smile for many years.

The crown procedure

Your dentist will shape and size your tooth so it receives its crown properly. Depending on the location of the tooth, you may wear a temporary crown until your permanent one returns from the dental lab. When it does, Dr. Lynch will remove the temporary one and bond the new one over your tooth with a light-sensitive, permanent cement.

Our Chicago and Rain Forest, IL, patients enjoy crowns that blend excellent functionality with superior smile aesthetics. Unlike old-style metal crowns, porcelain crowns are virtually indistinguishable from your other healthy teeth. So, you can smile, laugh, speak, and eat with total confidence.

Crown benefits

1. Your tooth will look and feel brand-new. Few patients experience dental sensitivity after their crown procedures, and if it does happen, it typically resolves quickly, reports

2. You treat your crowned tooth just like your others. Brush and floss daily, and keep up with your six-month cleanings and check-ups with your dentist in Chicago or Rain Forest, IL.

3. Be gentle with your restoration. Chewing ice cubes, taffy or your pencil eraser can compromise the integrity of your crown.

4. Expect to have your crown last for 10 to 20 years or even more.

5. Crowns support multi-tooth bridges, cover teeth spared by root canal therapy, and restore dental implants as well.

6. Porcelain is highly biocompatible.

7. ShareCare reports that crowns are very common because they present an excellent solution for teeth with multiple fillings or substantial amounts of missing enamel.

Contact us

At Lynch Dental Center, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Frances Lynch, and Dr. Sheila Lynch offer the finest crown restorations. To learn more, call for a consultation with one of these expert dentists. Look good and feel just great with a sparkling dental crown. Phone (312) 263-3235 for our Chicago, IL, office. For the River Forest location, call (708) 366-6411.

By Lynch Dental Center
April 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Learn more about this popular dental restoration and how it can benefit your smile.

No matter whether you are about to get a dental crown from our Chicago and River Forest, IL, dentists Drs. John, Sheila, and Frances dental crownsLynch or you are just curious to learn more about this popular dental restoration, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top questions about dental crowns, answered!

Q. What is a dental crown?

A. A dental crown is a hollow tooth-shaped restoration that is designed to cover an existing tooth structure all the way to the gums to protect it from further damage. A crown ends up becoming the new outer surface of a tooth and is designed to restore functionality and strength.

Q. Why is a crown used?

A. If you are dealing with a tooth that is weak or damaged, whether from decay, infection, or an injury, our doctors may recommend getting a dental crown to preserve and also to protect the tooth. The sooner you get a dental crown the better when it comes to preventing further damage to the weakened tooth.

Of course, a dental crown is also used to improve the shape, size, or color of a tooth. If a tooth is severely discolored or misshapen, a crown can cover the tooth to improve its appearance. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Q. How is a crown placed?

A. Crowns are custom-made based on measurements taken of your mouth. This ensures that the crown will be able to fit over the tooth and not alter or affect your bite. Here are the steps involved in getting a crown:

  1. Preparation of the tooth is completed under local anesthesia.
  2. Impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab where they will create your crown.
  3. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth until your permanent crown is ready.
  4. You’ll come back to our office to have the temporary crown removed and the permanent crown cemented into place.

Q. How long does a crown last?

A. You play an integral part in the longevity of your restoration. It’s important that you maintain good oral hygiene and protect the crown from damage. In most cases, a crown lasts about 10 years. Of course, crowns can also last longer.

Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago, IL, is here to answer any of your questions regarding the dental treatments we offer. If you want to find out if a dental crown could restore your smile then call us today to learn more.