The use of dental crowns in restorative and cosmetic dentistry

Dental crowns, or caps, are one of many dental restorations used at the office of Westwyn Dental LLC. These restorations protect, strengthen, and restore teeth that might require a little extra help to ensure the tooth does not need extraction in the future. Our Berwyn, Illinois, area dentists can provide this and other dental restorations for patients in and around the area.

How are dental crowns used as a typical dental restoration?

Dental caps for teeth are used to restore the function and the appearance of damaged or decayed teeth. They cover the entire visible portion of a natural tooth structure above the gum line. Our porcelain dental crowns are custom-made for each patient and bonded over the tooth to offer an extra layer of strength and protection.

Do I need a dental crown?

Dental restorations such as dental crowns are commonly used in a variety of situations that may occur. This includes:

  • Tooth decay. When cavities form, they can weaken the tooth’s structure, making it more prone to further damage or breaking. A dental crown restores the shape and function of a decayed tooth.
  • Fractured teeth. Teeth cracked or broken because of injury or trauma can also benefit from a dental crown to protect the weakened area and prevent further damage.
  • Root canal treatment. After undergoing root canal treatment, sometimes known as endodontic therapy, a natural tooth may become brittle and weakened. To avoid the potential risk of further damage or extraction, a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth to protect it.
  • Cosmetic purposes. Dental crowns are also utilized for cosmetic reasons, such as covering discolored or misshapen teeth, creating a more even and pleasing smile.

Where can I find affordable porcelain dental crowns near me?

Are you in Berwyn, IL, and seeking a dental team offering dental restorations? Have you been told that one or more teeth in your smile would benefit from the placement of a dental crown? Call our office today to discuss your needs. We are located at 3218 Kenilworth Avenue and can be reached by calling (708) 797-9377. We are open to new and returning patients in the surrounding communities of Stickney, Forest Park, Riverside, Cicero, Forest View, and Brookfield, IL.