A dental crown is a restoration that helps to cover a compromised tooth. A tooth is considered compromised when it’s broken, fractured, cracked, has had a root canal or if it has a large filling. Crowns are made to mimic the look and feel of real teeth. They’re ideal for patients who want to maintain a healthy smile without the sharp and uncomfortable feeling that comes with having a broken or fractured tooth.
Our Chicago dentists will perform an examination to determine if you’ll need a crown. Most people are good candidates for crowns because they’re simple to make and place. The procedure takes about an hour in our office, and you’ll return to have the permanent crown put into place once it’s been made for you. Crowns are matched perfectly to the rest of your smile so that they blend in well.