"Hidden Lakes is a wonderful dental office!"
Hidden Lakes is a wonderful dental office! Every time I go, they know exactly who I am or at least they're really good at pretending they do!! Both Dr. Gallos and Dr. Crowl are great! The staff there is second to none also. Every time I go it's a great experience.
A dental crown is sometimes called a cap, and this is a very accurate description. The cap goes over a tooth that has been damaged in an accident or by extensive dental decay. A dental crown is frequently placed on a tooth that has received root canal therapy as it serves to protect and strengthen it.
There is a variety of materials used when fabricating dental crowns; they range from all metal to all porcelain, or a combination of the two. All metal crowns are the strongest but the least aesthetically pleasing. Crowns that are created of all porcelain look the most like a natural tooth but they are also the most fragile. When determining the type of crown to place, Drs. Crowl and Gallos consider both the effect the crown will have on your smile as well as the location. A tooth at the front of your mouth is highly visible and does not bear much pressure when chewing, so, all porcelain would likely be a good choice. The reverse is true for the teeth at the back of your mouth, such as the molars. Porcelain fused to metal could provide the strength and aesthetics necessary for a beautiful restoration. Here at Hidden Lakes Dental Care, the ceramist who creates our dental crowns is highly skilled. The crowns will beautifully restore your smile.
The process of getting a crown typically requires two appointments, during the first, the damaged portion of the tooth is removed, and the remaining structure is shaped to accommodate the crown. Impressions will be taken of both arches of teeth. This is done to insure that the crown will be the correct size and shape, and that it will come in to proper contact with the opposing arch of teeth. Drs. Crowl and Gallos will use their extensive knowledge of the cosmetic aspect of dentistry when selecting the shade for the crown. The impressions and shade section will be given to the ceramist to use when creating the crown. While you are waiting for your new crown, you will be given a temporary. This will help protect the prepared tooth. It will take two or three weeks for your crown to be created. During your final appointment, the crown will be permanently cemented in place, completing your restoration and giving you a beautiful smile.
Dental crowns typically last about 10 years and require the same care you give your natural teeth. The better care they receive, the longer they will last. This includes avoiding bad habits like grinding your teeth.
If you need a crown, give us a call at (630) 759-0077 and schedule your apartment today. Drs. Crowl and Gallos have studied the cosmetic aspect of dentistry, and their skills and talent shows in our patient’s smiles. The staff, at Hidden Lakes Dental Care, will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to give us a call.