Bright, Aesthetic, Porcelain Dental Crowns Preserve Your Tooth's Remaining Structure & Look Naturally Beautiful!
The visible portions of your teeth, also referred to as the crowns, are subjected to incredible amounts of force as you chew or clench your jaw. While dental restorations like tooth fillings are an effective solution to remove decay, over time added restorations can weaken the structure of the tooth, leaving it susceptible to serious damage like root fractures. Because these fractures can introduce bacteria deeper into the jaw and cause dangerous health problems, Dr. Weyneth may recommend dental crowns to keep the underlying tooth strong and stable. Dental crowns are essentially tooth-shaped “caps” that are cemented over a natural tooth.
Over time, our teeth can become damaged and brittle due to acidic erosion, dental decay, and microscopic fractures. To repair decay and missing patches of enamel, Naperville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Weyneth,uses tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, and even root canal therapy to protect the dental root. However, a tooth can only be repaired so many times, which is why dental crowns are used to be an optimal solution.
There are many types of dental crowns available to patients, including varieties made from stainless steel, gold, other metal alloys, resin, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-porcelain. The right crown for you will depend on your personal preferences, your insurance coverage, and the condition of your underlying tooth.
Although the majority of dental crown types work well for restoring the function to your teeth, all-porcelain crowns offer some benefits the other varieties lack. Porcelain crowns look much more like your real teeth than other versions. This is because they have a color and opacity that look like your natural teeth. They are much easier for Dr. Weyneth to color-match the dental crowns to the color of your teeth than other materials. This ensures that your dental crown blend beautifully with your entire smile.
Porcelain is also stronger and more stable than many other materials use for dental crowns, such as resin, so Dr. Weyneth can preserve more of your natural tooth. To keep your dental crown looking natural, Dr. Weyneth will file down your tooth slightly so that the surface of the tooth remains level with your other teeth. Porcelain dental crowns can be made thinner than other dental crown types, which means that your natural tooth will need less work on it.
Previously, receiving a dental crown meant multiple visits to our dental practice and having to wear a temporary crown for weeks until your permanent crown was ready. But today with 3D imaging technology and the invention of CEREC this is no longer the case.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and Sherman Oaks Dental is pleased to offer this incredible technology at our Naperville cosmetic dental practice. CEREC technology allows Dr. Weyneth to take accurate 3D images of your damaged tooth and create beautiful, strong, permanent dental crowns on site while you wait. These crowns are just as strong and durable as varieties that would weeks to craft in a dental lab. But because CEREC Crowns are made on-site they can be fabricated immediately following crown preparation. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns, saving a lot of time and more.
If you have been living with an unsightly crown or a damaged tooth, make an appointment with Sherman Oaks Dental today to meet with one of the best dentists in Naperville. We can't wait to meet you and help have a beautiful, comfortable smile.