Dental crown procedures are highly effective for treating and restoring a tooth that may have become infected, damaged, or fallen out. Dental crowns are also referred to as “caps” which help cover the damage tooth to reestablish the shape, size, appearance and improve its strength. Our dental crown specialists create a natural look by providing solutions to your oral health issue. We recommend dental crowns in certain cases such as tooth decay that can’t be treated with a filling, a cracked tooth that needs more support, worn-out teeth caused by teeth grinding, in support of a dental bridge, or to cover up a tooth implant.
We utilize advanced technology and tools to give you the optimal oral health care you need. With the team work of our dental hygienist, we will make sure to properly clean any part of your teeth you might miss.
Types of Dental Crowns:
Dental Crown Procedure In Glenview
A dental crown is used after a dental implant or root canal procedure. These procedures can take one day to complete depending on the individual. The beginning steps of a dental crown procedure involves taking a digital x-ray, tooth reshaping, and temporary crown installation. During the final steps of the process your permanent crown will be installed. Your dentist will ensure the color of the dental crown matches your other tooth and fits in your mouth properly. Before the crown replacement, a local anesthetic is administered if the patient requires it. This medication is able to numb the area to relieve and discomfort. Finally, a special dental cement is used to keep the crown in place.
Dental Crown Aftercare
A few tips you should follow after your procedure and your anesthesia wear off include to take ibuprofen if you are feeling discomfort or pain. If your symptoms continue after a few weeks or are severe then we would recommend visiting our dental office in Glenview or Naperville to ensure there aren’t any other serious issues going on.
Dental Exam & Cleaning FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental crowns a good idea?
How long do dental crowns last?
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
The process of getting a crown is not painful. Your dentist will apply an anesthetic and sedation to make you feel comfortable.