Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide cosmetic dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and dental fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new.” This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. In many cases, a same-day dental crown may be a great restoration for you. It is made out of laboratory-quality porcelain while you wait and eliminates the need for impressions, temporaries and a second delivery appointment.
Key Benefits of a Dental Crown
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” & functional chewing problems
How Long Does it Take to Fit a Dental Crown?
Fitting a crown requires a single visit for our CAD-CAM crowns or two visits for more complex cases. Initially, we will remove decay and shape the tooth. If you are having a same-day crown, it will be made while you wait. If not, we will fit your tooth with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal. On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown, then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful-looking tooth.
What Are the Capabilities of Crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
Dr. Audrey Sim is a highly experienced local dentist who serves the residents of Algonquin, IL as well as the nearby Illinois communities of Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Huntley and Lake in the Hills.
To learn more about our dental crowns, please give us a call at 847.854.9833. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation with Dr. Audrey Sim.