When one tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At our practice in Arlington Heights, IL, a crown can treat a large area of decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Springer/Orser Dentistry creates dental crowns with a choice of materials to meet your specific needs, including metal, porcelain, and metal covered with porcelain. Schedule an appointment to discover how a same-day crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also boosting the total health of your mouth.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"I love going to Arlington Dental! I have been a patient for 30+ yearsMy husband and children have been patients as well.They take special care and meet and exceed the newest techniques.Wether it be sterilization of tools, laser to kill bacteria at gum line or composites and crowns they exceed our expectations. They make you feel comfortable and put you at ease when your more major work.We highly recommend their services!!"- D.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2019
"I love going to Arlington Dental! I have been a patient for 30+ years My husband and children have been patients as well. They take special care and meet and exceed the newest techniques. Wether it be sterilization of tools, laser to kill bacteria at gum line or composites and crowns they exceed our expectations. They make you feel comfortable and put you at ease when your more major work. We highly recommend their services!!"- D.C. / Google / Aug 28, 2019
"I love going to Arlington Dental! I have been a patient for 30+ years My husband and children have been patients as well. They take special care and meet and exceed the newest techniques. Wether it be sterilization of tools, laser to kill bacteria at gum line or composites and crowns they exceed our expectations. They make you feel comfortable and put you at ease when your more major work. We highly recommend their services!!"- D.C. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"Dr. Orser displays impressive credentials offering top notch dental services. All porcelain crowns are made and installed the same day! Beautiful office and friendly staff. Wish I found this office twenty years ago. My dental cleaning with Alyssa was superb! Her advanced techniques which included a laser offered high quality services. Her sunny disposition made the event a pleasant experience."- L.S. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"I LOVE this group of people! They are always so welcoming and kind, and even better, they have state of the art equipment and practices! From teeth cleaning to crowns, I have felt safe and well cared for every visit."- E.S. / Google / Feb 03, 2021
Crowns may be wanted or needed for several different reasons. They may be placed to cover a weak, decaying tooth to prevent it from chipping or it may hold together a cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also fix a loose or worn-down tooth. They may be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or mask discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be glued over your tooth or connected by an implant. The crown's material is selected with consideration to where it is being placed. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or metal are typically stronger, which makes them better suited for the less visible teeth in the back. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are better for the visible teeth and customized to match the shape, color, and size of your teeth. During your consultation, we will discuss your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your needs.
What To Expect
In your consultation, dental impressions will be taken so your crown can be made to fit your tooth. In some cases, a temporary dental crown may be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted in our in-house lab by our certified lab technician. As soon as your dental crown is made, the treatment area will be given a local numbing anesthetic. More sedation techniques may be used if you have dental anxieties or fears. When the anesthesia has taken effect, we will prep your tooth by cleaning away debris and decay, then lightly file the enamel to create space for your dental crown. Your dental crown can be either glued to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, the crown's fit can be adjusted so it is comfortable.
Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave our office once the procedure is done and get back to your day. A member of our team will provide with instructions on how to care for your crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning. During your annual exams, we will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. We will determine when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, it may last for several years. If you have any issues with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), call our office right away. Don't try to repair it or re-attach it because this may cause an infection or bad fit.
Based on your dental insurance, part of your costs may be paid. Once we talk to your insurance, we will be able to better calculate your personal costs. During your consultation, we will help you choose the best crown material that suits your needs and budget. A member of our team can also discuss payment methods along with financing to help make your procedure affordable.
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Custom Dental Crowns
A damaged or missing tooth may be treated with a dental crown. Talk to our experienced team about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your mouth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a custom crown can blend with your teeth to keep your smile beautiful. Contact our team in Arlington Heights, IL to make an appointment.