What To Expect If Your Dentist Recommends Crowns

There are several reasons why your dentist may suggest that you have a crown placed on one or more of your teeth. Perhaps you have lost a significant amount of tooth due to remedial work and the tooth has been weakened, maybe the tooth is seriously discolored or perhaps you want crowns in Mount Prospect as part of a cosmetic “smile makeover.”

Several different types of crowns:

The type of crown and the material that it is made from has a lot to do with the position of the target tooth in your mouth. Crowns can be made from ceramic material, porcelain, resin and even stainless steel. Crowns that are used on visible teeth are normally made from ceramic or porcelain as this material can be made in a color that matches your teeth exactly. Stainless steel crowns are strong and are normally used on molars that are subjected to heavy chewing pressures. Each type has certain pros and cons; you should always rely on advice from your dentist as to which is the best choice.

Installing crowns:

To get crowns in Mount Pleasant you will have to see your dentist at least twice. During your initial visit the dentist will first determine whether a crown is the best solution or whether a dental implant would be the better choice. Assuming a crown is the best approach, the dentist will prepare the tooth to accept the crown. Once the tooth has been filed and ground into the right shape, the dentist will take an impression.

The impression is sent off to a dental lab where the crown is made. Once the permanent crown has been returned to your dentist the temporary crown that was placed will be removed and the new crown will be positioned and bonded to the prepared tooth using a special dental adhesive.

Crowns in Mount Pleasant look, feel and function every bit as good as the natural tooth did. With regular cleaning and flossing your crowns should last for many years.

If one or more of your teeth are damaged or discolored your dentist may suggest crowns in Mount Prospect. You are invited to contact James Kakos DDS to discuss the pros and cons of crowns.

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