Crowns are custom-made synthetic caps used to restore a tooth’s function, shape, or natural color. They are a type of dental restoration that is typically made of porcelain, metal, or both that cover a tooth. Crowns are often used to restore broken, discolored, or worn teeth. They are also used when a large portion of a tooth is removed due to decay and the tooth needs to be protected. A crown covers the tooth above the gum line and becomes the new outer surface.

Everyone’s situation is unique and the best option to find out if you need a crown is to come in for a FREE consultation with one of our doctors.

Call today to schedule (630) 369-3120.

 

When Is a Crown Needed?

You may need a crown if you’ve experienced the following:

  • After root canal therapy (to protect what remains of the tooth)
  • After root canal therapy (to protect what remains of the tooth)
  • If a tooth is severely cracked open
  • If a large filling failed
  • If there is a large amount of decay on a tooth and a filling will not protect and save the tooth

 

Why Missing Teeth Need to Be Replaced?

When a tooth is lost, the biting forces change on the surrounding teeth, which causes the teeth to shift. The opposing teeth then do not have anything to lean against, so they may shift out of their socket. All of these changes allow bacteria and plaque to accumulate in pockets and fissures that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. This may cause decay and periodontal disease.

 

What Is the Difference Between a Crown & a Bridge?

A crown is a cap that covers only 1 tooth, whereas a bridge links 2 teeth together to bridge a gap of a missing tooth (or multiple teeth). Call our office to schedule a complimentary consult to see which option is best for your situation. Everybody has different needs!

 

How Long Do Bridges Last?

A crown or a bridge can last a lifetime, however, they do sometimes become loose or fall out. By maintaining good oral hygiene, you can help your bridge last longer!

 

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of a Bridge?

Everybody’s insurance plan is different. The best thing to do is to call our office and our expert financial team members will be able to assist you, answer any questions, and find the best solution to meet your financial needs.