If you have damage to your teeth that is too extensive for traditional dental fillings, our dentist may recommend dental crowns. Dental crowns in Chicago, Illinois, restore your teeth to full functionality and help prevent toothaches. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mollie K. Rojas by calling Shoreline Dental Chicago at (312) 266-9487 today.
A dental crown can be used for a number of restorative purposes, but perhaps the most common use is to restore a tooth that has sustained significant damage or decay. A crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is visible above the gumline and restores its shape and size. It can even replace a tooth entirely when placed over a dental implant. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Our dentist can help you decide the best material based on your preferences and needs, but porcelain is a popular choice because it most closely matches the color and appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, meaning your new tooth can keep its bright color for many years.
If our dentist and team determine that your tooth cannot be repaired with just a dental filling, a dental crown may be the best option for restoring your oral health and smile. A crown can also be used to:
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Anchor and attach a dental bridge
- Cover and complete a dental implant
- Enhance your smile appearance
- Improve the shape of a tooth
- Strengthen a fractured or weak tooth
- Support a large filling, especially when little natural tooth structure remains
Call our office to schedule a visit and see if a dental crown is just what you need!