Dental Crowns in Lincolnwood IL are “caps” that fit over the tooth to restore the shape and size of the tooth. They also help restore dental function or improve overall appearance. Crowns completely cover the visible part of the tooth near the border of the gum stretching over the entire tooth. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, continue reading.
Why choose dental crowns?
A dental crown may be required in the following cases:
* To protect weak teeth from fracture (for example, strongly affected by cavities), or to connect parts of cracked teeth;
* Restore a broken tooth or teeth that have been badly damaged;
* To cover fillings instead;
* To keep a dental bridge;
* To cover the teeth with a different color enamel; and/or
* Coating a dental implant.
What types of dental crowns are there?
Permanent crowns can be designed of several different materials: metal, sintered metal, ceramics and so on. We will list a few here.
* Metals: gold alloys and other alloys, for example, palladium or simple metals, such as nickel or chromium can be used when constructing crowns. Metal crowns withstand biting or chewing well, and perhaps they are the most wear-resistant. They also rarely break. The main drawback is the metallic color and, because of this, metal crowns are best set on the molars only.
Ceramic-Metal: This option allows you to pick a color that matches the color of your teeth, which is not possible with metal crowns. However, it is more likely that you will grind the adjacent teeth with the crowns, causing them to crack or break. This option is a good choice for the front and back teeth.
* Porcelain or ceramic Dental Crowns in Lincolnwood IL provide the best option when it comes to the natural color of teeth. They are suitable for patients with allergies to metals as well. However, ceramic crowns are not as durable as metal-ceramic or metal. In addition, they require a little more care as well. This option is great for the front teeth.
* Patients also have the option of temporary crowns which can be made in any dental office. Temporary crowns are made of acrylic or stainless steel as serve as temporary restorations. For more information, contact Dr. Saul Legator DDS today.