A dental crown, also called a tooth cap or tooth crown, is used to restore cracked teeth, crooked teeth, badly discolored tooth and teeth that have been compromised by cavities. Dental crowns are also used in the dental bridge procedure. The bridge will be connected to two dental crowns, which cover the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The dental crown covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place. Northbrook, IL dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg also often recommends the use of a dental crown after root canal therapy in an effort to save the natural tooth and maintain long term dental health. A dental crown is durable and will last for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental care.
Same Day Dental Crown
Using sophisticated CEREC technology, Dr. Engelberg is able to complete most dental crown procedures in a single visit to his Northbrook, IL dentist office. CEREC technology combines 3-D digital imaging, CAD/CAM technology, and a sophisticated in-office milling unit to design and create a custom fit dental crown. Same day dentistry saves the patient time and money and allows their tooth to remain protected and fully functional.
Using digital imaging to plan a custom, precision fit dental restoration offers many benefits to the patient:
- Easy, precise impressions- no messy, gooey trays
- High quality ceramic materials
- No need for the use of temporary restorations and a return visit to the dentist
About Dental Crowns Process
Initial Visit –Dr. Engelberg will conduct a thorough examination of your overall dental health at his Northbrook, IL cosmetic dentistry office. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, they will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise your results. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Engelberg will prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. With CEREC® technology, the need for a temporary tooth cap is not necessary. Dr. Engelberg will take digital images of the prepared tooth and create a digital 3-D model of the new dental crown. These images are used to fabricate a comfortable, beautiful and natural functioning dental crown using our onsite dental laboratory equipment.
Final Restoration – For patients receiving a dental crown using CEREC® technology, their restoration can be created while they wait. In just one visit to our Northbrook, IL dentist office, you may be fit with your final dental crown restoration. Once you and Dr. Engelberg are happy with the fit, look, and position of the crown, it will be bonded to the tooth and polished. Patients will enjoy immediate results.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about a dental crown in the Long Grove, IL, Northbrook, IL, Buffalo Grove, 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!