Restore the smile with dental crowns
At Total Health Dental, we assist Aurora, Illinois area patients with many dental needs. Patients who have damaged teeth may require the placement of a dental crown, also known as a ceramic cap for teeth. Dental crowns play a crucial role in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry and are used in various situations.
The purpose of teeth caps for adults
Dental crowns are used in many different cosmetic and restorative situations. A dental crown may be used in the following ways:
- To cover a tooth that has recently been weakened by damage, large cavities, or root canal therapy
- To cover the abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth
- To cover teeth that are chipped, cracked, or permanently damaged
- To protect teeth near the front of the mouth, known as a front tooth crown
With the help of Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team at Total Health Dental, patients in the community have options for restoring one or more teeth with dental crowns.
Will dental crowns look natural?
Absolutely! Our team is committed to ensuring every dental restoration we make is made with your current smile in mind. Our dental laboratories are skilled at creating dental crowns that match the patient’s existing tooth color. That ensures the final restoration will blend in beautifully with the smile when placed. We don’t want dental work to LOOK like dental work and pride ourselves in providing quality crowns and other porcelain restorations that look beautiful!
Dental crowns at Total Health Dental - Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin
Why would someone need a dental crown?
Hi, this is Dr. Khaja from Total Health Dental. I’m here today to talk to you guys about a dental crown. Everyone wonders what a crown is, why I need a crown etc.
So I want to explain to you guys what a crown is and why you would need one. If you have a large, older silver filling decaying and breaking down, you’ll most likely need a crown to cover that.
If there’s a tooth, something like this, if you have an old silver filling, you can see the decay forming along the margins. That’s definitely a tooth that will require a crown.
If there’s a cracked tooth, if you broke a tooth in half, or had a root canal done on a tooth, you’d likely find it crowned.
What is a dental crown?
I would like to describe it as a helmet that will cover the top of your tooth. This is a porcelain crown that we made, and you can see it’s like a shell.
This will go over the top of your tooth and fit nicely on top. You can see a few different types of crowns here, like gold crowns, which we don’t do as much anymore.
Most likely, we do a porcelain crown that looks very natural, matches the shape of your existing teeth, and is done in two visits.
What is the process of getting a dental crown?
On the first visit, you would come in, and we would numb the tooth, clean it all out, and take a scan of the prepped tooth so our lab would get the information right away.
The patients will leave with a temporary crown that we would make for them that day. Then you come back about a week later.
We’ll remove the temporary crown, fit on your permanent crown, make sure it feels good and fits well, then cement that on in, and away you go.
Feel free to give us a call and make an appointment today.
How long does a dental crown last?
Most dental crowns will last a decade or even longer when patients are prudent about adequately caring for their teeth. Patients will want to ask their dentist how to floss around their restorations and brush correctly around the crowns and existing teeth to maintain oral health and wellness.
Call Total Health Dental of Aurora, Illinois, today
Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team at Total Health Dental are committed to offering new and returning patients solutions for their smiles, whether for general, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry. The office is conveniently located at 2460 S. Eola Road and can be reached by calling (630) 822-9600.