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How Dental Crowns Can Save Your Smile

Written By Cedar Creek Dental on December 16, 2020

rsz smile2When your teeth are chipped, decayed, or cracked, you may be embarrassed by your smile. This can take a toll on your self-esteem. A damaged tooth can also make everyday tasks, like talking and eating, challenging.

Dental crowns offer a safe and durable restorative dentistry solution, restoring functionality and creating a more attractive appearance.

What is a Dental Crown?

A crown is custom fabricated to fit over your tooth, restoring its original shape, size, and strength. The crown is affixed in place, fully encasing the visible area of the tooth above the gum line.

Permanent crowns can be made of porcelain, resin, ceramic, or metal materials. They are created to fit your smile precisely to match the color of your surrounding teeth. So no one will even know it’s not your natural tooth.

Why Might You Need a Dental Crown?

A damaged tooth isn't just an aesthetic issue, it's also a health concern. For example, a small chip or crack can worsen if not treated, spreading to the point where the tooth's inner nerve may be affected. A crown covers and protects the damaged tooth.

If your tooth is weakened due to decay, a crown can restore missing tooth's structure. If not treated, decay can spread and could lead to permanent tooth loss. A dentist will first remove the decay, build up the remaining tooth structure to create a solid foundation for the crown.

Dental Crowns in Highland, Illinois

Cedar Creek Dental offers comprehensive restorative dentistry, including dental crowns, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Von Hoven provides cutting-edge care with a personalized touch, giving each patient the focused attention they deserve.

Call us at (618) 654-4551 to schedule your consultation to see if crowns are a fit for you.


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