Dental Crowns – Itasca, IL
Protect Your Damaged Teeth from Harm
Your tooth enamel is the strongest part of your entire body! However, this doesn’t mean that it is completely indestructible. Teeth can become damaged by decay, injuries, accidents, and more! The good news is that we offer custom dental crowns in Itasca to protect your damaged teeth from harm going forward. With these durable restorations, your smile will be completely comfortable and functional. To determine whether a dental crown is ideal for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Hamilton Lakes Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
- Personalized for Optimal Function
- We Welcome Dental Insurance
- Flexible Financing Available
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-crafted cap that is placed over the chewing surface of a damaged or weakened tooth above the gumline. This restoration can be made from a variety of different materials. We use porcelain, EMAX, zirconia, or gold depending on the location of your damaged tooth and the severity of the damage. Dental crowns are usually recommended for the following issues:
- Broken tooth requiring additional support
- Tooth that’s undergone root canal therapy
- Severe decay that’s being repaired with a large filling
- Dental bridge needing support from adjacent teeth
- Severely misshapen or discolored tooth
- Missing tooth being replaced with a dental implant
The Process of Getting a Dental Crown
Having a dental crown placed is a relatively simple procedure. It can usually be completed in a single appointment to the practice. The first step involves examining your smile to ensure that a crown is the best solution for you. Once this is confirmed by your dentist, a thin layer of enamel needs to be removed. This creates room for the crown to fit comfortably in the mouth and appear natural. An impression is then taken and sent to the dental laboratory where your crown will be crafted.
In the meantime, you will be provided with a temporary crown. This will protect your tooth and help you become accustomed to how your new crown will feel. As soon as your restoration is complete, you can return to the dental practice where it will be adhered to the tooth using a special dental cement.
Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Dental crowns provide all sorts of benefits. Here are some of the most prominent ones:
- Feels comfortable
- Appears natural
- Prevents further damage
- Lasts 15+ years with proper treatment
- Improved ability to chew
- Increases confidence