Your FAQ’s About Dental Crowns

Have you recently discovered you have a cavity and are wondering how you can fix your smile cosmetically? Are you worried whether or not it’s even possible? Do you need an extraction and a restorative treatment that will keep the rest of your smile in tact? Dental crowns have a variety of uses and benefits, which is why they have become one of the most popular forms of restoration. If you want a more attractive and stronger smile, it is time to see how a dental crown can help.

Won’t a dental crown be obvious and look out of place?

Porcelain is used in most modern dental crowns because of its strength and customizability. Skilled ceramicists are able to craft crowns to match a patient’s natural teeth shade, shape, and even to replicate their sheen. This helps to create a natural-looking restoration that most people won’t even notice.

Will a crown be able to withstand daily wear?

Yes. Aside from being natural-looking, dental porcelain is valued because of its durability. It is nearly as strong and stain-resistant as your teeth’s natural enamel, which enables you to care for your crown the same way you do your other teeth. This makes dental crowns a convenient form of restoration.

Are dentures my only option for dealing with a lost tooth?

No. Dental crowns can be used in conjunction with titanium posts to create dental implants, which are the most stable form of restoration after tooth loss. The post helps to hold the crown in place, and to nourish your jaw the way a natural tooth root does. Dental crowns can also be used as an integral part of a dental bridge, which is another popular form of completing a smile after tooth loss.

About Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist:

Aside from providing dependable family, general, and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 847-234-0517.

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