Dental Crowns…What Are They?

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At Absolute Dental of Orland Park, we take great pride in being recognized as a leading provider of cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers in the southwest suburbs. One of the most common treatments we offer our patients is the placement of dental crowns. Crowns are a versatile and effective way to restore a damaged or decayed tooth, while also enhancing its appearance and improving its overall function. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what dental crowns are, why they may be needed and how they can benefit you.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are custom-made caps that fit over an existing tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. They can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal or a combination of these materials. Crowns can be used to address a wide range of dental issues, such as:

  • A tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury or root canal treatment
  • A tooth that is cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged
  • A tooth that is misshapen, discolored or has other cosmetic imperfections
  • A tooth that has undergone a dental implant procedure

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Why might a patient need a dental crown?

There are several reasons why a patient might need a dental crown. For example, if a tooth has been severely damaged by decay or trauma, a crown may be necessary to restore its strength and protect it from further damage. Similarly, if a tooth has undergone a root canal procedure, a crown may be needed to strengthen and protect the tooth. In some cases, a crown may be recommended for cosmetic reasons, such as to improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

how crowns improve appearance Dental crowns offer several benefits for patients, including:

  1. Restoring the function of a damaged tooth: A crown can help restore the strength and function of a tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury or other factors. This can allow the patient to bite, chew and speak more comfortably and effectively.
  2. Enhancing the appearance of a tooth: Crowns can be made to match the shape, size and color of a patient’s natural teeth, resulting in a more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  3. Improving oral health: By restoring damaged or decayed teeth, crowns can help improve overall oral health and reduce the risk of further dental problems.
  4. Providing long-lasting results: With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last for many years, providing patients with a durable and long-lasting solution for their dental needs.

Call Today!

As a dental practice that specializes in cosmetic dentistry, Absolute Dental of Orland Park has the expertise and experience necessary to provide you with high-quality dental crowns that meet your individual needs and goals. We will take the time to explain the benefits of crowns to you and work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful, and confident smile that you can be proud of for years to come.

Dr. Jasmeen Singh and associates serve patients from Orland Hills, Mokena, Tinley Park, Frankfort and New Lenox. Illinois. Please call us today at  708-326-1175 with your dental concerns or schedule a dental appointment!

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