Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns In Palatine, IL

Meadows Dental Care is proud to be able to offer both general and cosmetic dentistry to patients in and around the Palatine area. Our experienced dentists are ready to tackle any general or cosmetic case that enters our office. If you or your family member might be in need of dental crowns please do not hesitate to contact our office for a consultation.

What Is A Dental Crown?

A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, although it is often less durable.

What Is The Dental Crown Procedure?

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

- Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
- Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
- Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).
- Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the custom-made crown is being created.
- Applying the custom-made crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth.
-After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

This process generally consists of a minimum of two to three visits over a three to four week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.

Contact Our Palatine, IL Office Today!

We are always happy to answer any questions that you might have when it comes to general or cosmetic treatments. If you have further questions we encourage you to visit the remainder of our website or simply give us a call! We are standing by to help you book your first appointment and join the Meadows Dental Care family!