If your tooth is damaged beyond what a filling can repair, a crown (also called a cap) can be used to cover the damage and rebuild that part of your tooth. A crown protects your tooth from further damage. You may need a crown if:
Crowns can be made of different kinds of metals, all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and full gold crowns. They are strong and can last many, many years, if you take good care of them. Brush and floss your crown just like you clean your natural teeth. You can get recurrent or new decay on the base of the tooth below the crown if not cleaned properly.
But crowns are not unbreakable and can fracture. To keep your crowns in good shape, the following is recommended:
The type of crown Dr. Beer selects is based on the condition of your existing teeth, the type of crowns (if any) you already have, whether you have partial dentures, your time constraints, and what your preference is.
Porcelain Crowns are made right in our office—you can see them get made and have them seated the same day. We will:
Porcelain Fused to Metal and Full Gold Crowns are sent to a lab and you will need to make another appointment to have it seated approximately two and a half weeks later. We will:
You will need to come back in approximately 2½ weeks and the assistant will remove your temporary crown, clean the area and try on your new crown. If the fit is perfect, Dr. Beer will then seat your permanent crown. As with any restoration, there is always a chance that you will need a root canal in the future.
We will try to arrange your office visits to fit your schedule.
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Landmark Dental Group offers you a wide variety of dental solutions which utilize the latest dental technology. We can create a natural tooth-colored porcelain crown or veneer in one visit. Find out more about our dentistry services and feel free to contact us any time with any of your questions!
1605 Hunt Dr., Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 454-7344
Mon/Tue: 8-5 (closed 1-2)
Wed: 7-3 (closed 11-12)
Closed Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday