By Advance Family Dental Care
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Good news: you don't have to give up on a tooth just because it's damaged. A dentist at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, dental crownsmay be able to strengthen and reinforce it with a dental crown. A crown is a restorative device that can be installed in just a couple of dentist appointments. It may be all you need to get your smile back to its full function.

What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a piece of porcelain or composite resin material that is formed to fit over a naturally rooted tooth. It's designed to mimic the appearance of a human tooth in color, shape and size. This artificial tooth covering is extremely durable and resistant to damage or staining. It will last for five to 15 years (or longer with regular maintenance) before it needs to be replaced.

Examples of Tooth Damage That Can Be Fixed with Crowns
Teeth can become damaged in a number of ways. Here are a few common cases that can be treated by a Naperville dentist:

- A tooth that has been broken or chipped due to an injury.
- A root canal (during this procedure, the dentist must open the tooth enamel to remove diseased pulp).
- Intrinsic discoloration that happens at the inner layers of the tooth due to medication or injury.
- Tooth damage from grinding and clenching due to stress or while sleeping.
- Enamel erosion due to consuming acidic foods and beverages.

Getting a Tooth Crowned
Dentists often call crowns "caps" because putting one over a tooth is a little like putting a cap on a bottle. At the first appointment the tooth will be prepared to receive the crown. The enamel will be removed to turn the tooth into what is called an abutment. During that appointment a mold will be taken of the tooth so that a permanent crown can be created. At the final appointment the custom crown is bonded to the abutment using a strong dental cement.

A Stronger Smile in Just Two Appointments
The sooner you get your dental crown the better to keep your smile healthy and strong. Call Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, at (630) 357-2332 today for your initial appointment.

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