Is a damaged tooth getting you down? At Palos Heights Family Dental, we can fix that with a dental crown! This treatment is used for both restorative and cosmetic cases, including improving the shape, size, and function of a tooth. Our team would be happy to help you get back to a healthy, attractive smile.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is restoration used to either partially or completely cover the top, or visible, part of the tooth. Sometimes, it’s referred to as a dental cap. Dental crowns can be made out of a variety of materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, and stainless steel. All metal crowns are generally seen as more durable, while ceramic and porcelain crowns closely match the appearance of natural teeth.
Reasons for Getting a Crown on a Tooth
So why would you ever need a dental crown for your tooth? There are a few different situations that could prompt us to recommend you get one. Here are some of the most common reasons for getting a crown:
- To fix a cracked or broken tooth
- To restore a worn down tooth
- To cover a severely discolored tooth
- To replace a large or damaged filling
- To strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
- To secure a dental bridge in place
- To complete a dental implant
About the Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure takes place over two stages. First, we prepare your tooth so that there is room to place the dental crown. We then take an impression of the tooth to send to a dental lab. At the end of that initial appointment, we place a temporary crown. As soon as we’ve received your permanent crown back from the lab, we bring you back for your second visit. We remove the temporary crown and bond the permanent crown in place. Before you leave, we make sure that everything looks good in terms of the fit and your bite and make any needed adjustments.
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