By Randall Oaks Dental
June 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

A fractured or broken tooth doesn’t have to be the end of the world.

No matter whether you injured your tooth while playing sports or you didn’t even know a tooth was broken until you visited our dental crownsCarpentersville, IL, dentist, Dr. Dan Adamo, during a routine exam, this tooth will need to be treated right away to prevent further damage. Of course, you may be wondering the best way to protect a damaged or weak tooth. The answer lies in a dental crown.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are one of the most popular restorations used in dentistry today, so chances are pretty good that you know what a dental crown is already, but it’s not a bad idea to provide a little information just in case. A dental crown is a dental cap that is customized to look just like the crown of a natural tooth. Of course, this restoration is hollow so that it can fit right over a tooth to cover it.

When is a dental crown recommended?

There are many scenarios in which our Carpentersville general dentist will advise you to get a dental crown including:

  • To restrengthen a fractured, cracked or broken tooth
  • To protect a weak tooth from further damage
  • To improve the color, shape or size of a tooth
  • To support a tooth after root canal treatment
  • To stabilize a dental bridge
  • To cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth

While most people think of dental fillings and assume that they are only meant for damaged or root canal-treated teeth, they can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile. That’s right. Dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes. Have a tooth that has severe discolorations that even professional teeth whitening can’t handle? Have a tooth that is malformed, misshapen or distorted in some way? Dental crowns could certainly improve the appearance of your tooth or teeth.

Do you have questions about dental crowns? Want to find out if this is the right treatment option for you? Then call Randal Oaks Dental in Carpentersville, IL, today at (224) 484-8221 to learn more about how this restorative dentistry could protect your smile.