Dental crowns are one of several cosmetic and restorative options available for patients at Smile Today Dental in Glenview, Illinois. They are an excellent way to cover a tooth that requires extra protection. Let’s learn more about dental crowns for teeth and when they may be used for your smile!
A dental crown is a restoration used for teeth that are significantly damaged from tooth decay, trauma, or procedures like root canal therapy. These situations can leave a tooth very weak and brittle, especially if most of the tooth structure has been removed. A dental crown, or “cap,” is a restoration used at our office to cover a tooth that might be weak or compromised. It provides an extra layer of strength while looking completely natural when placed by a cosmetic dentist. Dental crowns for teeth are a standard restoration used in dentistry and provide reliable protection.
Dental crowns are often a wonderful solution when a significant portion of the natural tooth has been removed. They provide strength to the tooth and cover all exposed areas. The dental crown will be the first portion of the tooth to experience damage if trauma or force hits the tooth. This protects the tooth underneath and reduces the potential for permanently extracting an otherwise compromised tooth.
Dental crowns are created over several days. First, patients talk to Drs. Evelyn Kidonakis and Jinyoung “Anny” Yoo to determine if they are appropriate candidates for the placement of a dental crown. Then, the tooth is prepared by removing the surrounding structure. Our team then takes impressions that are sent to an outside dental laboratory to fabricate the crown. Patients return to the office when the crown is completed to have it bonded in place.
The office is located at 2640 Patriot Boulevard, Suite #250, and is open to patients in and around the communities of Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Northfield Wilmette, and Northbrook, IL. The office can be reached by dialling 847-440-3331.