Dental Crowns – Schaumburg, IL

An Effective Solution for Fixing Broken or Decayed Teeth

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Used mostly in restorative dental procedures, porcelain dental crowns play a key role in keeping your mouth functioning properly after a tooth has been decayed, damaged, or lost. Unlike removable devices like dentures, dental crowns from our Schaumburg, IL dentist are cemented in place, either on the affected/prepared tooth or fixed permanently on a dental implant. Keep reading to learn more about these natural-looking and durable restorations or give our team a call today to schedule your initial consultation!

Why Choose The Smile Standard for Dental Crowns?

  • Metal-Free Restorations Available
  • Accepts Dental Insurance & Payment Plans
  • Modern & Comfortable Dental Treatments

What Is a Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns are protective “caps” that are often used to help strengthen a tooth when there isn’t enough of the structure remaining to hold a filling in place. Crowns are also meant to protect weak teeth from breaking, cover dental implants, and restore an already compromised tooth. Your dentist may also recommend this treatment as a way to hide teeth that are discolored or misshaped. Our practice can provide dental crowns made out of porcelain-fused-to-metal, zirconia, and EMAX—all of which offer long-lasting and lifelike results.

The Dental Crown Process

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The beginning of your treatment will always start with an initial consultation with our team. During this visit, we’ll examine your oral health, determine if a dental crown is a viable solution, and walk you through the details of the process. In most cases, the treatment should only take a couple of appointments to complete.

Once you’re eligible for the treatment, your dentist will prepare your affected tooth by removing a tiny amount of enamel so that there’s room to place the dental crown. We’ll take impressions of the prepared tooth and send these to a dental lab for creating the restoration. In the meantime, you’ll be wearing a temporary crown for protection.

After we’ve received your final restoration, you’ll come back to us for a fitting. We’ll cement the dental crown to your prepared tooth and verify that it blends with your smile perfectly while providing a proper bite. Once we know you’re satisfied with the results, you’ll be free to enjoy your new and improved smile.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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By repairing a damaged or decayed tooth with a dental crown, you’ll be able to make the most of various advantages for your oral health, including:

  • Reduced chance of developing oral complications later on
  • Enhanced chewing ability and greater comfort
  • Preserve remaining natural pearly whites to avoid future extractions
  • Natural-looking results that blend with the rest of your teeth
  • Solution that lasts 15 years or more with proper care and regular checkups