Dental Crowns That Support Your Smile in Wheaton, IL
If your tooth has been cracked, broken, or damaged due to tooth decay, Dental Care of Wheaton can add a crown to help support your remaining teeth and restore your full smile. Dental crowns usually come in four main materials: ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloy, and metal alloy. You can rest assured that whatever material we use, your dental crown is custom-made to appear natural in both color and shape for an aesthetically pleasing smile that’s unique to you.
The Process of Custom Dental Crowns
At Dental Care of Wheaton, we take the anxiety out of a dental crown process by fully explaining all the steps before your treatment and working efficiently to ensure your appointment is as short and comfortable as possible. Getting fitted for a custom dental crown starts with a preparatory appointment to create a mold of your teeth, which will be used to form the replacement tooth or teeth so they fit snugly into your smile.
If you don’t already have a dental implant on which to anchor the crown, we will start with a minor surgical procedure to place the implant in your jaw. While the implant heals, your crowns will be fabricated to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth. At your final appointment, our dentist will attach the crown to the implant: a simple step for a permanent tooth replacement.
You may experience some temporary side effects after getting a dental crown, including sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, tender gums, or some minor discomfort when chewing. However, these side effects should eventually subside on their own if you follow our after-care recommendations and practice good oral hygiene.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Crowns are often used after a root canal or a dental implant has been inserted because they offer extra support and protection for your teeth. They’re also commonly used to help make discolored teeth less noticeable or to help fill in length or width to a misshapen tooth. For patients with dental bridges, dental crowns can serve as an anchor.
With proper care, the average lifespan for a dental crown is around 10 to 15 years or until the crown naturally shifts over time as the shape of your mouth changes as you age. After this point, you can choose to have a new crown created that fits your future smile. This long-lasting solution is a comfortable way to restore the appearance and function of your teeth without needing to remove and clean other restorative treatments like dentures frequently.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation in Wheaton
You may experience some temporary side effects after getting a dental crown, including sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, tender gums or some minor discomfort when chewing. However, these side effects should eventually subside if you follow our after-care recommendations. The team at Dental Care of Wheaton is happy to examine and recommend the proper course of action to help you regain your confidence. Reach out to our office by calling 630-580-1367 at your earliest convenience!