John D. Luker, DDS
997 Clocktower Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 546-8330



How Crowns and Bridges Can Help Your Smile.

Does your smile look less than its best? Missing or damaged teeth can not only lead to oral health problems, but leave you hesitant to flash a smile.

If your smile is imperfect or incomplete, crowns and bridges from dentist John Luker of Luker Dental Care in Springfield, IL can restore your teeth, leaving you comfortable and confident.

What are bridges?

Dental bridges, sometimes called partial dentures, are comprised of artificial teeth that are supported by and bonded to the natural teeth on either side. By filling the void from a missing tooth, bridges protect your gums, reduce the spread of decay to the surrounding teeth and offer aesthetic improvement. You may also find it easier to bite, chew and brush your teeth.

If your teeth are missing or require removal due to age, decay or injury, your dentist can fit you with dental bridges that match your natural teeth in size, shape and tint so they are undetectable.

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are essentially caps for your teeth, which conceal damage so your tooth looks healthy and attractive. Made from resin, metal or ceramic, your dentist at our Springfield, IL, office will create a custom crown that fits snugly over your tooth to hide chips, cracks, protruding fillings, cavity voids, or severe discoloration.

To accommodate a dental crown, the surface of your tooth is lightly shaved so the crown can fit over it discreetly and comfortably. The crown will be cemented in place, making it secure and strong. As with bridges, you will likely find chewing, biting and brushing to be improved.

Both bridges and crowns are durable, long-lasting or permanent solutions for improving your smile, and can be easily cared for. You can brush and floss as normal without the worry of disrupting your dental implements.

For a healthy, beautiful smile, consider dental bridges or crowns from dentist John Luker of Luker Dental. Call our Springfield, IL office today at (217) 546-8330.