Dental Crowns in Woodridge, IL
4 Star Dental provides dental crowns in Woodridge, IL. Call 630 869-0063 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Mild to moderate tooth decay is best managed with a filling, but if you have extensive damage, a filling may not be possible. In this case, a dental crown is generally the treatment of choice. Dental crowns are highly aesthetic and functional, blending in with your natural teeth and allowing you to bite and chew normally. Crowns preserve the remaining healthy tooth structure, keep the bone strong, and stabilize the adjacent teeth.
What to Expect
The first step is to take impressions of your teeth and bite structure to ensure that your new crown will fully blend in with your natural teeth. Next, we will remove all damage and decay and prepare your tooth to receive the crown. We will then take impressions of the prepared tooth to ensure that the crown will fit perfectly.
We will place a temporary crown for you to wear while your final crown is custom crafted. You will then return for a follow-up visit, during which we will securely bond your new crown to your tooth. With proper care, a dental crown can last for decades.
Types of Crowns
There are four basic types of dental crowns, each with its own pros and cons. We will help you decide which type best meets your needs, budget, and preferences.
Crafted entirely from dental porcelain, ceramic crowns have the most natural and aesthetic appearance. They are commonly used on the front teeth for this reason, but they are durable enough to be placed throughout the mouth.
Porcelain Fused to Metal
Crowns made of porcelain fused to metal have extra strength to withstand the forces of biting and chewing. As the name suggests, they are crafted from dental porcelain over a metal frame. These crowns are excellent for molars, but they are not typically recommended for the front teeth. The metal frame can create a slightly noticeable dark line near the gums.
Although some people like the aesthetics of gold alloy crowns on their front teeth, these are generally used for back teeth that need a little extra strength. They are particularly useful for those who grind their teeth, as gold alloy is stronger than dental porcelain and is unaffected by grinding.
Base Metal Alloys
Base metal alloys are not pretty, so they are generally used only on back teeth with very little healthy structure remaining. Corrosion resistant and extremely strong, these crowns can save back teeth that would otherwise need extraction.
We will help you decide on the right type of dental crown to meet your needs. Regardless of which type of crown you select, we will take the time to make sure it is precisely fitted, comfortable, fully functional, and well blended with the rest of your teeth. We aren’t satisfied with your crown until you are.
If you need a dental crown, call 4 Star Dental today at 630 869-0063 to schedule your appointment.
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