Protective Dental Crowns
Sometimes called “caps”, dental crowns are a full-coverage restoration that is designed to protect a weak or compromised tooth.
Dental crowns restore a tooth to its full glory – resulting in a truly aesthetically pleasing appearance. When your tooth is too weak, cracked, or decayed to withstand normal everyday wear, a crown will restore your bite back to normal function.
Dental crowns are often chosen based on your needs and budget. Each type comes with its own set of advantages.
Ceramic or Porcelain Crowns:
These types of crowns fully match the color of your teeth for a discreet appearance. They’re ideal for teeth that are visible when you smile. This is the go-to crown solution for front teeth.
This option is very durable and matches the same shade as your teeth. The outer layer of porcelain is bonded on top of a durable metal base. In some cases, a thin line may be visible along the gumlines, so many people prefer to use them for back teeth that are not as visible.
Metals such as gold alloys are ideal for back teeth that endure heavy biting and chewing pressure. Due to their appearance, gold crowns are typically recommended on upper back teeth which are not as visible.
Can a Dental Crown Save Your Tooth?
Dental crowns are often used to finish off other procedures, such as dental implants. They also repair severe cases of tooth decay that have resulted in a large amount of tooth loss, or for updating large, leaky fillings.
Crowns restore form and function to your tooth without the need for an extraction. It is always best to save your natural tooth structure if possible.
Dental Crown Consultation in Chicago
If you would like to know more about the types of dental crowns we offer or if you have any other questions or inquiries regarding our services, please call and we will happily assist you.