When a tooth becomes damaged, we can either fix it or remove and replace it. At Dr. Fieldhouse & Dr. Peterson’s in La Grange Park, IL, we always do our best to preserve natural teeth. Despite all the recent advances in dentistry, there’s nothing quite as durable and great as natural teeth.
Dental crowns are things we can apply to teeth to preserve them. As their name suggests, dental crowns are worn over teeth like caps. A crown will cover a tooth’s entire biting surface to protect and strengthen it. If you’re looking for dental crowns in La Grange Park, IL, our dentists have been doing them for a very long time.
At Dr. Fieldhouse & Dr. Peterson’s, we can use crowns for many reasons. Dental cavities are usually treated using fillings, but those that are too large will need crowns. A tooth that chipped, broken, or cracked can be covered by a dental crown. The crown will act like a strong outer shell that’ll keep the tooth from getting more traumatized and breaking.
Crowns are also great in cosmetic dentistry. Teeth that are crooked or deeply stained can be covered using a dental crown. That’s why different patients with different problems might be recommended crowns. Getting the same procedure doesn’t mean that different people necessarily have the same underlying problem.
Getting a dental crown is easy but takes two visits. Each crown has to be made based on the size of the tooth it’s going to cover. Having readymade crowns wouldn’t be efficient and can cause problems. That’s why we need to take measurements of the tooth and send it to the lab where the crown will be manufactured.
You’ll come back when we have the final crown so we can place it. While this happens, we can fit you with a temporary crown, but this won’t be as durable or strong as the permanent one. You’ll be able to live your life freely. There are almost no restrictions after getting a crown. You should stay pay good attention to your dental hygiene by brushing and flossing.