Dental Crowns - Norridge & Schaumberg, IL
Rebuild a Beautiful, Functional Smile with Crowns
Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. Unfortunately, even with the best preventive efforts, a tooth can be damaged. Whether from decay, trauma, or another issue, its health and integrity may be compromised. At Royal Dental, we can reinstate the function, health, and appearance of teeth with dental crowns in Norridge. We use the latest technological advancements to create high-quality, aesthetically pleasing restorations for a beautiful smile.
Why Choose Royal Dental
- All-porcelain crowns for natural-looking results.
- Digital impression system for improved accuracy.
- Advanced training in restorative dentistry.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-made cap placed over the entire visible surface of a tooth. They are widely used in restorative dentistry to repair damage, like a large cavity or a significant break. They are commonly used in combination with other treatments as well, like a root canal or dental implant.
In some cases, we may recommend a crown as part of preventive dentistry, such as to protect a weakened tooth from breaking. Now, all-porcelain material also allows them to hold a commonplace in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of a discolored or abnormally shaped tooth.
What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns in Schaumberg are very versatile. They offer a diversity of benefits, including:
- Prevent additional decay
- Strengthen teeth
- Improve your appearance
- Reshape teeth
- Mask tooth discoloration
- Restore decayed, cracked, or damaged teeth
- Replace silver crowns
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?
We perform a comprehensive examination to assess the health of your tooth. Besides a visual exam, we also take digital x-rays to see the entire structure of the tooth. Based on our findings, we may recommend a dental crown under certain circumstances, such as to:
- Replace a large filling
- Protect a weakened tooth from fracturing
- Restore a broken or fractured tooth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover dark tooth discoloration
- Improve the size and shape of a tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal therapy
How Do I Get a Dental Crown?
The process to receive a crown usually takes two appointments. Your tooth is prepared and reshaped during your first appointment to allow the crown to be fitted over it. We take a digital impression of your tooth to get the exact measurements necessary to create it to meet your specific needs. It can take the dental lab a couple of weeks to craft it with precision, so we attach a temporary crown in the meantime. After your crown is sent back to our office, you return for your second appointment to have it bonded to your tooth.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Although the crowns are made from porcelain, they are very durable. They last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. To promote its longevity:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and flossing nightly.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
- Avoid using your teeth as tools.
- Do not bite on overly hard foods or inedible objects.
Rebuild Your Smile Today!
If you have a damaged tooth, we can save it with a crown. Contact Royal Dental today to schedule your consultation.