Repair and Protect Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns

Crowns can often be done in a single visit using the Awesome Cerec® 3D Technology

Crown and bridgework is also referred to as restorative dentistry. They both involve restoring natural teeth that have been damaged, lost, or decayed. If you have missing teeth, bite dysfunction or structural or functional problems, dental crowns or bridges can be used to give you back healthy function.The goal is a healthy mouth that will last a lifetime. Now that is something to smile about.

A crown can be used to restore and strengthen one tooth that has been damaged or decayed, while a bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Both of these restorations are bonded or cemented to your existing teeth so they cannot be removed like other appliances or partial dentures. They are a permanent replacement and often patients do not remember which teeth have crowns on them.

Tooth Crowns

Single tooth crowns are placed over the top of your tooth to increase its strength and durability. If your tooth is damaged, decayed, has an outdated filling, or is fractured, a dental crown can be used to restore its look and function.

Single tooth crowns are created with porcelain, ceramic and porcelain fused to metal, and precious metals, like gold and platinum alloys. Dr. Shapira and Dr. Amidei only use precious metals for their crowns . They never use metals with nickel or beryllium in their patients. The majority of crowns made across the country are not made from the precious materials used by the dentists at Delany Dental Care.

Many people choose to have porcelain crowns done to replace their older crown work and to correct any recent dental problems because of their lifelike appearance. A single tooth crown will keep your bite aligned and prevent teeth from shifting as a result of a misaligned bite.

Crown Technology

CEREC® technology is an exciting new technology that allows you to have your permanent porcelain crown placed in just one visit. This means that you can return your smile to its fully functional quality without a temporary crown or a second visit! CEREC® crowns are 100% porcelain or ceramic that is bonded to the tooth and have no metal to change the natural vibrant appearance.

Crowns can be used when a tooth is so decayed or damaged that a filling will not restore the strength of the tooth. Today’s porcelain crowns are created to perfectly fit and match the rest of your natural teeth. For many people, the option of having a natural-looking crown is very appealing, and they choose to have their older crowns replaced with them. On the other hand, if it is a back tooth receiving the tooth crown, its appearance may not be that big of an issue. You can discuss what tooth crown is best for your dental needs with the team at our dental office in Gurnee, IL, during your initial tooth crown consultation.

Protect Your Tooth Crown

Your tooth crown protects and strengthens your tooth from the gum line up. However, you must maintain the health of the rest of your tooth with good dental hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Without proper care, your tooth crown will not last as long as it could, and may need to be replaced.

Contact Delany Dental Care in Gurnee to schedule your crown and bridge consultation. Trust our experienced cosmetic dentists can answer all of your questions. Team members delight in helping our patients understand what needs to be done to accomplish your desires. They are pleased to guide you through the process.

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Delany Dental Care

Delany Dental Care has been providing the residents of Gurnee, IL and all surrounding areas within Lake County, IL and beyond with cosmetic and restorative dental treatments since 1984. When you choose Delany Dental Care, you're choosing a practice that is affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you and your loved ones need high-quality dental care, we invite you to fill out our contact form or call us at (847) 623-5530.

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