How dental crowns restore and protect natural teeth

Visiting a dentist regularly is the best way to ensure that you maintain a healthy smile. It is also a good time to ask about any damage or concerns within the smile that may need further attention. Individuals with certain issues, such as large fillings, toothaches, or breakage, may need to ask about restorative treatments that can help

At Libertyville Dental Associates of Libertyville, Illinois, our dentists work alongside patients to evaluate their oral health, spot potential problems, and find solutions to help. For many patients, the fabrication and placement of a dental crown is often necessary.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns, sometimes called “teeth caps,” are a restorative dentistry solution designed to protect and strengthen the natural tooth’s structure. In other situations, these restorations may be used to replace teeth, such as in the case of dental bridges and dental implants. Crowns for teeth are often recommended for patients at Libertyville Dental Associates who could benefit from them. These caps cover the exposed portion of the tooth using a porcelain or ceramic material that mimics the appearance of the natural tooth enamel for aesthetic integration.

Who is a good candidate for dental crowns?

Dental crowns are an excellent solution for patients who need to:

  • Cover the attached abutment of a dental implant to replace a single tooth
  • Create a fixed dental bridge, fusing them to false teeth called abutments and bonding onto adjacent teeth
  • Cover and protect a tooth that has recently undergone root canal therapy, which can weaken the remaining tooth structure
  • Cover and protect a tooth with an extensive filling that leaves the natural tooth susceptible to damage
  • Cover teeth that are chipped, cracked, or even permanently stained for a more cosmetic approach

Ready to find out if dental crowns can help you with your dental needs?

A consultation visit with our team at Libertyville Dental Associates is the first step in determining if you are a proper candidate for dental crowns and if they will suit your specific situation.

Call (847) 349-4306 to request an appointment at our office at 1641 North Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 3.

We are open to new and returning patients and provide myriad solutions for those seeking restorative dentistry.