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Tooth damage is fairly common—especially in patients who grind or clench, play contact sports, or just have been affected by the natural course of aging. Your damaged teeth can get a new life when you have a crown restoration treatment. York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL, can help you restore your smile and enjoy better dental health for many years with dental crowns.
When Is It Time for Dental Crowns?
If your teeth are strong and in good condition, both inside and outside, thankfully there’s no need for a restorative treatment. But when the teeth start to become worn down over time, whether it’s due to bruxism (involuntary grinding), intrinsic discoloration from using certain medications, or cracking the enamel in a sports injury, a crown may be the best solution. Crowns are also important for patients who have had root canal therapy. They provide a much-needed safeguard for the vulnerable parts of the teeth.
How Dental Crowns Help?
Many dental crowns are designed with a hard, resilient material called porcelain that doesn’t allow the inner parts of the tooth to be exposed to outside elements. For example, many people have tooth decay and infections because sugary substances cause the erosion of tooth enamel. A dental crown will keep bad bacteria at bay. A crown is also less likely to retain stains from consuming dark-colored foods and beverages. If your main concern is that one tooth is disrupting the overall attractiveness of your smile, a crown can bring back its natural color, luster, polish, and beauty.
Restoring Your Teeth with Crowns
The process of restoring your teeth with crowns is a three-part process. These are the steps that you can expect when you visit your Yorkville, IL dentist for treatment:
- Removal of broken, discolored, or worn-out tooth enamel.
- A tooth impression is taken so that a custom crown can be formed in a dental laboratory.
- The new crown is attached to the tooth surface using professional-grade dental cement. A bit of adjusting and contouring may be necessary.
Fix Damaged Teeth and Improve Your Smile
Many dental problems can be corrected by simply adding a crown to your smile. Take the time to find out if a crown is the right solution for you. Call (630) 882-8844 today to schedule a dentist appointment with Dr. Manpreet Singh, Dr. Paul Singh, or Dr. Michael Ruen at York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL.