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By Suburban Family Dental
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental crowns from your dentists in Des Plaines can make your smile strongerdental crowns

Damaged and broken teeth can keep you from eating the foods you love. They can also keep you from looking your best. In fact, damaged teeth can cause problems chewing, which in turn can cause problems with your digestion, affecting your general health. You may have even stopped smiling because you are embarrassed by your damaged teeth.

It’s time to restore the health and beauty of your teeth and your smile. The answer is dental crowns! Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL want to share how dental crowns can help you and your smile.

Teeth are strong, but they can still suffer damage from everyday wear-and-tear, tooth trauma, and other factors. Dental crowns restore the strength of your tooth by covering the entire visible area of your tooth above the gumline. A dental crown is like a protective glove surrounding your tooth and holding it together. Some of the reasons you might need a dental crown include:

  • Age-related wear and chipping
  • Breakage from an accident or injury
  • A broken or leaking dental filling
  • A tooth that has had a root canal

You may also want a dental crown to enhance your smile. Fortunately, modern dental crown materials offer both strength and beauty. You may choose to cosmetically enhance your smile because of teeth that are:

  • Restored with large, old, crumbling metal fillings
  • Discolored or stained from medications, tobacco or coffee
  • Pitted or have enamel defects due to genetics

At Suburban Family Dental, they offer several choices of material for your crowns including:

Full porcelain, which provides the most natural-looking crown available; porcelain reflects light just like your natural teeth, providing a beautiful addition to your smile. You can even have your porcelain crown created and placed all in one appointment thanks to CAD/CAM Same Day Crown technology available at the office.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal, a PFM crown, which provides both strength and beauty; these crowns are created in a dental laboratory, so they require at least two appointments.

You can also choose conventional full gold, which is strong but not as natural looking. The choice is yours. To find out more about how a dental crown can restore your tooth, call Dr. Dziubyk and Dr. Grise' at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL today!