Dental Crown Arlington Heights, IL

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:

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.

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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.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

CEREC is a CAD/CAM digital technology which enables your dentist to design, fabricate and place a dental crown during a single visit to our dental office.

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

Drs. 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. An optimal result is a dental restoration that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Schedule a Dental Exam Today

If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns near Deerfield IL, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Northbrook, and surrounding 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!

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Dental Crowns FAQs

How long does a crown stay on your teeth?

Crowns typically stay on a patient’s teeth for 5 to 15 years. Their lifespan may be affected by a variety of factors. The care that a patient takes of their teeth and their diet have a large effect on how long a crown lasts.

How long can I eat after a crown?

After having a crown placed, dentists recommend that patients wait at least one hour before eating. This gives the crown time to set and any adhesive used to dry. Patients should also avoid eating sticky foods or hard candy for a day after having their crown placed. This gives them time to slowly introduce foods and chewing to the crown so that they can adjust.

How strong is a porcelain crown?

Porcelain is harder than tooth enamel, so porcelain crowns are stronger than your natural teeth. They can damage tooth enamel if a patient is prone to grinding and clenching their teeth.