Your teeth are prone to damage because of factors like tooth decay, injury, disease, and so on. All these events make your teeth lose their original shape and size, which not only affects your smile but tooth functionality as well. Dental crowns are a perfect solution to this problem.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can be placed on single or multiple teeth to improve their shape, size, appearance, and strength. We use them to protect, cover, and restore your teeth when dental fillings are not the appropriate solution for the problem at hand. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials and the doctor will advise you of what the best choice is – the most common is an all-ceramic material called zirconium (instead of a metal-lined crown).
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
- You may need a crown to protect a weak tooth from breaking, or to hold a tooth together if it is cracked.
- A dental crown is a sought-after treatment to restore broken or severely worn-down teeth.
- This treatment is apt if you want to cover and support a tooth with a large filling or decay.
- A dental crown is also used to hold a dental bridge in place.
- Crowns can restore malformed or severely discolored teeth, thus enhancing your smile.
- After root canal treatment the tooth may require a crown to provide long-term stability.
- Dental implants require a dental crown and a substructure called an abutment.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Crowns typically require a two-visit sequence. During your first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown that will go over the top, an impression of the tooth is made, and a temporary crown is placed on the tooth so everything feels normal. We send the impression to our local, expert dental lab. Once the permanent crown is received, we will attach it to your tooth using a dental adhesive. Now your tooth is restored and you get to eat, drink, brush and floss like normal!
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Tilden Dental Group, Chicago, IL, call (312) 664-6616 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 331 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611.