A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC, we provide tooth-colored, cosmetic dental crowns. Dr. William Wilson may recommend a dental crown in Chicago, Illinois, to:
– Hold a weak tooth together and strengthen it
– Restore a tooth that has broken
– Anchor a dental bridge
– Restore and strengthen a tooth that has too much decay
– Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
– Improve the appearance of a tooth
Before placing a dental crown, our dentist will first examine the tooth and take X-rays of the tooth’s root and the surrounding bone. Your tooth will then be numbed so that it can be shaped for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken so that your custom-made dental crown can be designed and constructed. A shade will also be selected that closely matches that of your natural teeth.
Once your dental crown is finished, our dentist will check the fit and color. If everything is as it should be, the new crown is cemented into place.
For more information about dental crowns and to schedule a visit, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We look forward to seeing you.