A dental crown, sometimes called a tooth cap or tooth crown, covers the entire tooth and is permanently bonded into place. Using the latest tooth-like materials, a customized tooth cap is placed over the tooth to restore its strength and improve its appearance. They are stain and decay resistant and can last for many years.
As an experienced and highly trained dentist in Deerfield, IL, Dr. Brent Engelberg will ensure that your dental crown is both aesthetically pleasing and supports your long term dental health with a comfortable fit.
A dental crown may be recommended for a wide variety of reasons, addressing both restorative and cosmetic dental concerns. Dental crowns have been improved in many ways due to new materials, technology and techniques used to design and place them. A dental crown may be recommended for the following:
- Decayed tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal or to support a dental bridge
CEREC Same Day Dental Crown
AH Smiles offers the convenience of same-day dental crown placement or repair using CEREC. CEREC is an advanced CAD/CAM technology that allows Dr. Engelberg to design, fabricate and place a dental crown during a single visit to our Deerfield, IL dentist office.
Using digital impressions, 3-D imaging and in office ceramic milling, we can address your dental health or cosmetic related concern during a single visit. CEREC crowns are made from a high quality ceramic which is highly durable and will last for many years.
Advantages of CEREC – Same Day Crowns
Less tooth sensitivity – The crown material matches the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when hot or cold substances are consumed, the restoration and tooth expand and contract together, unlike conventional crowns, minimizing sensitivity.
Time savings – Only one appointment is needed for a CEREC crown! When you leave our Deerfield, IL cosmetic dentistry office, you have your new, permanent crown. By comparison, conventional crowns require two separate appointments before you have your permanent crown. For 2 to 3 weeks while a conventional crown is being made by an external lab, the patient wears a temporary crown, which is more susceptible to breaks or similar complications.
Stronger teeth – The milled porcelain used for a CEREC crown is stronger than traditional, lab-fabricated crowns.
Aesthetics – Similar to natural teeth, CEREC crowns allow light to pass through, resulting in a more natural looking appearance
Natural – The CEREC 3-D technology copies the original tooth more accurately than traditional impressions used to fabricate conventional crowns. The result is a crown that is a near-copy of the natural tooth.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about a dental crown in the Buffalo Grove, IL, Long Grove, IL, Northbrook, IL, Deerfield, IL and Arlington Heights, IL areas, schedule an appointment with Dr. Engelberg. Call our office at (847) 230-9703 or use our convenient online form and we will contact you shortly. During an initial consultation, we will thoroughly examine your dental health, discuss your concerns and goals. He will make personalized recommendations for achieving them and improving your oral health. AH Smiles is currently welcoming new patients!