Dental Crowns in Naperville

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is essentially a little cap that fits over your own tooth. The crown itself is shaped like a tooth, and fits tightly over the old tooth that has been shaped to secure it. Crowns from our Naperville dental office can be used for many reasons, including to protect a weak tooth from decay, to hold a dental bridge in place, or to essentially “replace” a worn down or broken tooth. They may also be used cosmetically, to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth. 

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You Can Treat Your Crown as a Regular Tooth

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What to Expect From crown placement process

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Your Initial Visit

During your first visit, Dr. Shah will do a thorough examination of the mouth, including x-rays. If he finds any excessive decay or injury to the pulp, he may have to do a root canal in our Naperville office before proceeding to the next step. 

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Prepping The Tooth

If there is no need for a root canal, your dentist will then file the top and the sides of the tooth that is going to get the crown. If there is not enough of the tooth left to support a crown, your dentist will build up the area with a filler material. They then take an impression of the reshaped tooth to ensure a perfect fit. 

Creating The Crown

The impression of the tooth to be crowned, as well as impressions of the surrounding teeth, are sent to a dental laboratory. They will use these to create a crown that works with your bite. This process typically takes about 2-3 weeks. 

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Crown Placement

During this visit, your Naperville dentist will remove your temporary crown and fit the permanent crown. You may be given a local anesthetic to numb the area while they cement your new crown into place. 

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Crowns Can Preserve Your Natural Tooth

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Am i a good candidate for a crown?

A good candidate for a dental crown is someone who has excessive tooth decay that won’t be best protected by a filling. You may also choose a crown if you have a damaged (cracked or chipped) tooth, have discoloration, or have had a root canal. 

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What are the benefits of a dental crown?

Dental crowns offer cosmetic improvement to misshapen or discolored teeth. They also protect weak or damaged teeth, and can protect a dead tooth from falling to pieces. Finally, they may be used as a preventative measure for someone who is prone to tooth decay.

How long do dental crowns last?

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With proper care, a dental crown from our Naperville dental office can last from 5 to 15 years. 

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Crowns can be made from many materials, from metal to resin.

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