Dental Crowns An Overview
A dental crown is one of the most common dental procedures performed in our Arlington Heights dentist office for a wide variety of reasons. A dental crown can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes, providing strength and aesthetics to address many common dental concerns:
- Damaged teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- After a root canal
- Support a dental bridge
Dr. Brent Engelberg places high quality ceramic dental crowns that will enhance your natural smile and support lasting dental health. Using leading edge dental technology and digital imaging, Dr. Engelberg provides superior results with dental restorations that are color matched, precision fit and made from the highest quality materials.
Our teeth are very strong. In fact, they are coated in tooth enamel, the hardest substance in the human body. However, our teeth still sometimes require repair, whether they have become damaged, decayed, or developed serious infections. These are times that you may need a dental crown to restore your tooth to full function and health.
Situations That May Call for Dental Crowns
Broken Teeth: If you break or chip a tooth we may place a lifelike porcelain crown to repair it. Otherwise, a broken tooth exposes sensitive inner tooth structure to bacteria, allowing a cavity or infection to develop.
Fractured Teeth: If a tooth becomes cracked we can repair the tooth. Otherwise, a dental fracture can potentially lead to decay, infection, and serious discomfort. We can then add the restoration to ensure the tooth is protected from further damage.
Tooth Loss: We can also use them to help replace missing teeth. We can use a restoration to anchor a dental bridge into place or to complete a single tooth dental implant, ensuring you have a whole and healthy smile. Otherwise, tooth loss can lead to complications with your health and appearance.
Dental Infection: An infected tooth requires a root canal to remove the infected tissue and prevent the extraction of the tooth. After removing the tissue and cleaning the tooth, a filling material is placed within. Finally, the tooth is capped with a lifelike restoration.
Esthetically Unappealing: Finally, we can also use a restoration to address a malformed, damaged, or discolored tooth, completing changing the shade and shape of the tooth. If you have any questions about dental crowns then please contact our office to schedule a consultation.