Whether you need to replace an existing cap or have a tooth that needs a dental crown, Long Grove, IL dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg can create a custom dental crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth. A dental crown is one of the most common dental procedures performed in our Long Grove, IL dentist office for a wide variety of reasons. A dental crown may be recommended to treat a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental concerns. Dr. Engelberg may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- Restoration of a tooth after root canal therapy
- Restoration of a tooth with a large cavity or metal filling
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of a misshaped or crooked tooth
- Improve appearance of discolored teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Support a dental bridge
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
About the Dental Crown Process
Comprehensive Exam – Dr. Engelberg will first perform a comprehensive consultation and assessment at his Long Grove, IL area dentist office to determine if a dental crown is right for you. He will examine the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw joints to diagnose your condition. After that, Dr. Engelberg will prepare an individualized treatment plan that addresses the health concerns as well as the cosmetic goals.
Preparation of Teeth – Next, Dr. Engelberg will prepare the tooth for the dental crown. Old fillings or old crowns will be removed to create a solid foundation for the dental crown. He will take digital images of the prepared tooth and use those images to fabricate a custom dental crown.
Create Same Day Dental Crown – Dr. Engelberg will use the digital images and CEREC® technology to create the dental crown while you wait. With the use of CEREC® technology, the need for a temporary tooth cap is not necessary. CEREC is a CAD/CAM digital technology which enables Dr. Engelberg to design, fabricate and place a dental crown during a single visit to our Long Grove, IL cosmetic dentistry office.
Final Placement of Dental Crown – Dr. Engelberg will try on the dental crown to ensure a proper fit. Once both you and he are satisfied, the dental crown will be permanently bonded to the tooth and gently polished. Dr. Engelberg also uses Shadevision® technology for matching the color of your new crown to neighboring teeth for a result that blends beautifully with your natural smile.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about a dental crown in the Buffalo Grove, IL, Deerfield, IL, Long Grove, IL, Northbrook, 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!