Dental crowns are one of the most versatile oral restorations. They are used for several restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. Oral conditions such as broken teeth, worn out teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, or teeth that are too weak can be treated using them. Since they are made from tooth-colored ceramic material, they do a great job of staying under disguise.
Why choose dental crowns?
- Crowns are highly durable. They offer excellent wear-resistance that is quite similar to the natural enamel of the human teeth.
- Crowns are simple restorations, bonded to the teeth using dental adhesives.
- Your oral functionality will be restored to normal with the help of crowns. Meaning, you will be able to bite and chew food like you always did.
- Crowns cover the teeth entirely, thereby preventing the entry of microbes into the root canal through cracks or cavities.
- Crowns made from tooth-colored ceramic material are almost impossible to distinguish from the adjoining natural teeth. No one would ever get to know that you have a restoration unless you reveal it to them.
How is a crown bonded?
When you walk into our practice for your initial consultation, our dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis of your teeth and understand the severity of the condition. Your candidacy for the restoration will be determined, and you will be prepared for the procedure. The dentist will buff the tooth receiving the crown to remove a thin layer of enamel from it, which makes space for the crown to be placed on it. A highly-advanced digital mold of the teeth will be taken and shared with a dental laboratory to fabricate the crown.
During the next visit, the dentist cleans your teeth and etches the tooth using an etching solution. This helps in making sure the crown adheres well to the tooth. Photosensitive dental adhesives are used to bond the crown to the tooth and hardened using a curing light. The dentist will conduct a bite test to ensure the restoration is fitting well, and you are not feeling any discomfort. It may be polished to mimic its appearance with that of your adjoining teeth perfectly.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (773) 880-2310 to have a consultation with Dr. Eliot, and we will be happy to help.