Elmwood Park, IL
No one wants to lose a tooth. The problem is, over time things like tooth decay can take a toll, and the tooth might no longer be functional. Teeth also sometimes are damaged through trauma or even something as simple as biting on a hard piece of candy. If you have a tooth that is damaged, you will want to do something to fix it right away. One type of restorative dentistry that can fix your tooth here at Taglia Advanced Dentistry is a crown. A crown can give you back your self-confidence, and you will not lose the tooth.
What You Need to Know About Crowns
Crowns are also known as caps. With a crown, we will give your tooth a new surface that looks and feels natural.
With a crown, we will cover your tooth. None of it will be seen, and no one will know that it is there.
With some crowns, we will have you come in, and we will prepare the tooth. We will also take a mold of your tooth so that we will be able to make the crown to fit in your mouth perfectly. We will then give you a temporary crown. Once the new crown is ready, you will come back in, and we will bond it to your tooth. You will then have a new outside of your tooth.
In some cases, same day crowns are now possible. The day will start the same way. You will arrive early, and we will prepare the tooth and also take the mold. Instead of going home and returning days later, you will wait in the waiting room. We will make the new crown while you wait. We will then bond the permanent crown to your tooth. You will not receive a temporary crown, because you will not need it.
When you have your new porcelain crown, you will brush and floss your teeth like normal. You will also be able to smile again because you will have something to smile about.
With a crown, none of the natural tooth will be seen any longer. The crown will cover your tooth, but for a normal crown, the tooth will still be there.
There is a time when you might receive a crown when you do not still have the tooth. If we recommend a dental implant, the tooth will already be missing or will be extracted. A screw will take the place of the root of the tooth. The crown will then be placed on top of the screw.
Whether your tooth was damaged through tooth decay, you broke a tooth in a fall, or your tooth was damaged due to age, a crown can be the solution that you are looking for. Here at Taglia Advanced Dentistry, we have many ways that we can help to fix damaged teeth. Call us at (312) 675-4624. We would love to talk to you about the different choices that you have when it comes to improving your smile.