Crowns, Bridges and Fillings
Dr. Chris utilizes the latest materials to offer patients long-lasting lifelike restorations. Metcalf Dental provides Crowns to our patients in need. We offer the best service and comfort from our staff with the best equipment. Our track record proves that our Crowns patients will be satisfied with their visit.
Dental Crowns: What Do You Need to Know?
What are dental crowns?
If you’ve ever gone to the dentist for a root canal, then the covering placed on top of your tooth once the inside has been cleaned is called the crown. It’s also known as a cap and is used by dentists to protect a tooth with a huge filling. With a cap, you’re less likely to break whatever tooth structure you still have. Since the cap goes over the entire tooth, you won’t have to worry about your teeth breaking down on you anytime soon.
Are you a candidate?
Aside from patients who have had root canal therapy done, those with teeth that have badly decayed over the years are an ideal candidate for crowns. If you’re curious to know whether dental crown treatment at our Oak Brook IL office is right for you or not, book an appointment. After careful assessment of your condition, we’ll help you find out which treatment is right for you.
What is it made of?
Crowns are made from materials that are safe for dentists to work with and use in your mouth. But while gold is one of those materials, the last thing you might want for yourself are gold front teeth. That’s why we also offer porcelain crowns. These are durable, and they don’t stand out, making them ideal if you’re looking for crowns.
How long do they last?
Before you decide to go through with a dental crown treatment at our Oak Brook IL, make sure your decision is final. Crowns can last an average of 10 years. If you floss and brush your teeth regularly, though, then your crowns can last for as long as 25 years.
Is it time for new ones?
If you already have crowns in place and you’re wondering whether it’s time to replace them or not, check for a few things. Do the gums around the teeth feel puffy and tender? Are there pus deposits? Are there any parts of the cap that’s broken, chipped or damaged? If you think there’s infection inside the teeth despite the cap, you’ll need to have your crowns replaced.
Where to go for help?
Don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Call and book an appointment today. Aside from crowns, we also Tooth Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dental Fillings and more at our Oak Brook IL office. Talk to us about any of these treatments for more information.