By Randall Oaks Dental
October 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crown  

Could a crown solve your dental problem? Versatile dental crowns restore, protect, and transform your smile. Carpentersville, IL, dentist Dr. Dan Adamo of Randall Oaks Dental offers crowns and other services that help you keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Crowns Are the Ideal Solution to Many Dental Issues

Dental crowns, also called caps, fit over your teeth, covering them completely. Filing, a step that reduces the size of your tooth, ensures that the hollow restoration fits into your mouth comfortably and looks completely natural. Crowns are made of materials such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and resin that all look like tooth enamel and are durable enough to hold up to years of biting and chewing.

After your tooth is filed, your Carpentersville dentist will make an impression of your mouth, which will then be used to create your custom-made permanent crown. You'll wear a temporary crown for about two weeks before returning to the dental office to receive your permanent crown.

When Are Crowns Used?

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

  • Protect a Fragile Tooth: Teeth can weaken due to heredity, age, cracks, or some dental procedures, such as large fillings and root canal therapy. The addition of a crown protects the tooth and prevents it from fracturing.
  • Restore a Fractured or Broken Tooth: Painful fractures or breaks affect your appearance and your ability to chew easily. Adding a crown improves the appearance of the tooth and eases your pain by covering exposed nerve endings.
  • Enhance the Appearance of a Tooth: Even one crooked or oddly shaped tooth can detract from your smile. Luckily, it's easy to completely change the way your tooth looks by adding a dental crown. Dental crowns can also cover discolorations due to antibiotic use, injuries or dental procedures, and extend the length of short teeth.
  • Fill a Gap in Your Smile: When attached to artificial teeth in a bridge, crowns can help you eliminate spaces between teeth caused by tooth loss. Crowns anchor either side of the bridge, ensuring that it's securely attached to your mouth.

Could your smile benefit from dental crowns? Call Carpentersville dentist Dr. Dan Adamo at (224) 484-8221 to schedule an appointment.