Dental Crowns – Evanston, IL
A Royal Treatment for Your Tooth
Over time, one of your teeth could decay or suffer damage. There’s no shame in this truth – it’s simply an unpleasant fact. Still, you don’t have to endure such oral distress silently. The problem is easily fixable with high-quality dental crowns! In fact, Bowdental of Evanston has models that can repair your smile’s looks and function. Our team will happily explain if you’d like to learn more about them. Just keep reading or call our office for details.
What is a Dental Crown?
Basically, a dental crown is a “cap” that covers a weakened tooth. Being durable and enamel-colored, it protects and hides the treated area. Your smile is thus made safer and prettier.
Given these facts, ideal crown candidates have one (or more) of the following:
- A broken or severely worn-down tooth
- Cavities or decay that a filling can’t treat
- A tooth (or teeth) that just underwent a root canal
- Severely discolored or misshapen teeth
- A weak smile that needs support to prevent chips and fractures
At the initial consult, our team will see if a crown suits you. We’ll thus assess your mouth carefully with an oral exam. That way, our office will grasp your unique dental situation.
The Dental Crown Process
At our office, the dental crown process spans a few visits. These are the consultation, the “prep work,” and the final placement.
For the consultation, you and the dentists will discuss treatment ideas. This talk will reference your smile goals, medical history, etc. Should we approve your crown, the consult will also settle on your future prosthetic’s material. These might include gold, EMAX, zirconia, or porcelain.
The next step of treatment will be the “prep work.” At this point, our team will remove bits of enamel from your pre-existing teeth. (The action ensures your future crown fits snugly.) Once that’s done, they’ll send an impression of your smile to a local lab. While you wait on the results, you’ll wear a temporary crown in the meantime.
After the permanent crown is sent to our office, you’ll undergo the final placement. This appointment fully cements the cap onto your tooth. Should that succeed, our team will polish the prosthetic and make last-minute adjustments.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Ultimately, it’s crucial that you treat a damaged tooth soon. Anything less will lead to worsening oral problems. Meanwhile, fixing the issue with a dental crown has perks like:
- Lifelike Results: Remember, crowns are made to match surrounding teeth. That means they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
- Tooth Protection: By covering a tooth’s damaged area, a crown prevents further dental harm. In particular, it reduces your odds of a future infection and root canal therapy.
- Versatile Care: Dental crowns address various oral issues, ranging from tooth decay and cavities to dental injuries.
- Long Treatment Lifespan: Given the proper care (i.e., brushing and flossing), dental crowns can last over 15 years.