Chicagoans live in a tough city, where wear and tear can get you down. As with the city, dental trauma, chips, cracks, breaks and large fillings can wear your teeth down over time. Thankfully at Chicago Style Smiles we can provide a long lasting restoration to help protect your tooth to further damage using a crown.
Dr. Rohan and Dr. Dow’s primary goal when making a crown is to make it undetectable. We replace your existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel just like your natural teeth. While gold has been a staple in dentistry for years, new technologies in porcelain, zirconia and dental ceramics have made tooth color crowns a long term option. The teeth colored ceramics are a fabulous alternative to gold. They match the natural color of your teeth, leaving no visible sign of the restoration. With the new dental materials and good home care, we see crowns last 15 to 20 years or longer!
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
At Chicago Style Smiles we value your time; properly fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. At the initial visit, Chicago Dentists Dr. Rohan or Dr. Dow will remove decay (crack or fracture), shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary tooth colored crown.
On the subsequent visit the Doctors will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown to perfection. Finally, Dr. Rohan and Dr. Dow will cement the crown into place and you will have a new beautiful looking tooth again!
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes smile and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Chicagoans want the best for their teeth. Dr. Rohan and Dr. Dow provide crown and bridgework that is a very reliable solution for major dental problems, caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. The Doctors at Chicago Styles Smiles use either high-grade porcelain, porcelain bonded to gold, zirconium, or lithium disilicate.
Lastly life happens, unexplained pain from filled back teeth can happen. This is usually caused by hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Dr. Rohan and Dr. Dow can place crowns on these teeth which can relieve the pain and allow you to fully function on your tooth again. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Anterior porcelain crowns and bridges are sustainable in cases where porcelain veneers are not!