A couple of my teeth have been worn down and need to be replaced. Should I opt for crowns?
Dental crowns cover teeth to restore them to their appropriate shape and size after they’ve been altered by large fillings, fractures or weakening forces such as intense grinding. In all of these cases, crowns not only cover teeth but provide added support as well. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, cover dental implants, restore seriously discolored or misshapen teeth and even as a preventive measure to protect a tooth in danger of breaking.
Our Schaumburg dentists can place most dental crowns in as few as two appointments. Porcelain crowns sometimes take more visits to prepare the tooth and get the color of the restoration just right, but the natural-looking results are worth it to most patients. Crowns in general are very strong restorations, and if they’re placed in the early stages of decay they can even reduce your risk of needing a root canal or dental implant in the future.
Despite their excellent restorative capabilities, crowns have few disadvantages. Since they are more extensive restorations than fillings, their relative cost is higher. However, if our dentists recommend a crown it is because we want to help you keep your teeth healthy and looking good for years to come.