Our skilled dentist may recommend a dental crown if your tooth has sustained damage. Crowns cover and protect your tooth, restoring your smile and oral health as well as preventing any additional damage from occurring. Your crown will be custom-made to be able to fit your smile perfectly, and Dr. Philip Gotsch uses only tooth-colored materials to help ensure that your final result is naturally beautiful. Call Elmhurst Smiles today at 630-834-8055 to make your appointment and learn more about dental crowns in Elmhurst, Illinois!
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are versatile restorations. They are typically utilized to restore significantly damaged or decayed teeth. Dental crowns are custom made and will fit snugly over the visible portion of your tooth, restoring the appearance and shape of the tooth, while also protecting it from further decay or damage. We will only utilize tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain, so your smile’s natural beauty is restored. Porcelain produces a great long-term result because it closely resembles your natural teeth.
While crowns are used most commonly to restore a damaged tooth, our dentist may use a dental crown to:
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Anchor and attach a dental bridge
- Cover and complete a dental implant
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Improve a misshapen tooth
- Strengthen a fractured or weak tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling and little remaining natural tooth structure
You will typically need to visit our office twice to complete a dental crown. During the first appointment, our team will take impressions and prepare your tooth for the crown. The final crown will be placed during the second appointment. To protect your tooth while the final crown is being created, our team will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth.
We invite you to call us today to learn more about dental crowns and schedule a consultation with our dentist.