Along with protecting and preserving your teeth, gums and bones, we want to restore and protect the aesthetics of your smile, too.
Dental crowns are the perfect combination of these goals. A reliable treatment for damaged teeth, crowns simultaneously improve the appearance of your smile and can provide necessary support for dental implants, fillings or dental bridges.
Best of all, dental crowns are versatile and can repair anything from a small crack to a significant break or injury.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are permanent caps placed over damaged teeth to protect them. For example, if you have a tooth that is weakened from decay or is severely discolored, we can place a crown on it, strengthening the tooth and matching your smile. You might also need a crown over a tooth where you’ve had a root canal or to secure a dental bridge.
Crowns can be metal, ceramic or porcelain. All are very durable and long-lasting.
What Happens During the Dental Crown Procedure?
Our team of oral health professionals at Dentistry at Millennium Park will begin the process by closely examining your teeth and making sure they are healthy enough for the procedure. This can include taking x-rays and potentially adding extra filling material to your tooth if it is missing too much natural surface space to support a crown.
From here, we will reshape your tooth so your crown will fit perfectly when attached. An impression is also made of your tooth during this stage so we get the exact size, shape and features for creating your crown. We maintain a wide network of oral health professionals who assist us with creating custom-made crowns in their dental laboratory.
Because it takes two to three weeks for your permanent crown to be made, we will fit you with a temporary crown to prevent any damage or injury to the impacted area until we attach your permanent crown.
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Crown?
Since dental crowns are specifically designed to look and function like natural teeth, you must care for them as such. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, maintaining regular dental hygiene appointments and wearing an athletic mouthguard when playing contact sports or doing physical activities that may damage your teeth.
Sometimes, though, replacements are needed. We offer implant restoration services to Chicago. If you experience a crack, chip or injury to your crown, call us at (312) 750-9000 to schedule an appointment and get a custom-made replacement.
Looking for Dental Crowns in Chicago?
At Dentistry at Millennium Park, our expert team specializes in dentistry solutions that repair your smile and mouth back to total oral and aesthetic health. Call our office at (312) 750-9000 to discuss all of the services we offer to restore, protect and maintain your teeth.