A damaged or weakened tooth doesn't only affect the look of your smile. It can also cause pain, soreness, and difficulty chewing.
To relieve discomfort and restore your smile to good health, Dr. Art Carpenter can provide a custom dental crown.
Our Kenilworth, IL, practice can provide you with the maximum benefits of a custom dental crown.
What Dental Crowns Can Do For You
Long-Lasting ResultsDental crowns are designed to withstand normal biting forces and can last over 10 years. However, for best results, it is important that you practice proper oral hygiene and attend your bi-annual dental exams.
Enhanced AppearanceDental crowns made of porcelain-like materials can also improve the aesthetics of your smile. These composite materials are high-quality and can be matched to your enamel so they blend in with surrounding teeth.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Crowns are caps made of porcelain-like materials that cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth. They are extremely versatile. Dentists can use a crown to mask a tooth with cosmetic imperfections like discolorations or chips, or they can use them to restore a tooth affected by root canal infection, severe decay, or other trauma.
Because these restorations can correct a wide range of dental issues while simultaneously improving the look of your smile, they are widely used by dentists. To ensure that your permanent crowns look and feel great, our dentists work with dental ceramists to construct restorations that are perfectly tailored to your smile.
Do You Need a Dental Crown? Schedule an Appointment Today
If you think you have a tooth that requires a dental crown, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our team at the dental office of Art Carpenter, DDS, in Kenilworth, IL. At our practice, Dr. Art Carpenter provides patients from throughout the greater Chicago area with excellent general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
Whether you are experiencing tooth pain or have a missing tooth, our dentists are happy to review your case and help you decide if a crown procedure is right for the situation. To schedule an appointment with our dentists, please fill out our online form or call:
Preparing Your Teeth For Dental Crowns
A Dental Crown Procedure Timeline
Porcelain Is Natural-Looking & Durable
Inlays and Onlays: Alternatives to Porcelain Crowns
At our dental practice in Kenilworth, IL, we believe in providing conservative care that preserves as much dental tissue as possible while providing the enhancement you need in order to restore your oral health. If your tooth requires more than a filling, but a dental crown would be excessive, we can provide inlays and onlays. These special restorations are used to replace dental tissue on the chewing surface of molars and, if necessary, replace one or more cusps (the pointed edges of the chewing surface).
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Candidacy for Dental Crowns
Have a Treatable ConditionAlthough these restorations can address a large cavity and many other dental issues, dental crowns require a sufficient amount of healthy dental structure for support. If your tooth has severe damage or an infection, you may require an extraction. Our dentist is highly trained in implant dentistry and can provide an implant-supported restoration to keep your smile looking and feeling complete.
Commit to Good Oral HygienePermanent crowns are stain-resistant and incredibly durable, but you will still need to commit to good oral hygiene to keep the rest of your smile healthy. You will also need to visit our office every six months so that one of our doctors can evaluate the integrity of your restoration.
Will My Dental Crown Look Real?
Our dentists use state-of-the-art materials to craft temporary crowns and permanent restorations. Because our porcelain materials are carefully matched to the shade, color, and texture of your smile, these restorations are virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
For your comfort and peace of mind, we also provide lifelike temporary crowns between appointments, so you never have to go without healthy-looking teeth or worry about your smile looking incomplete.
Choose Art Carpenter, DDS, for Restorative Dentistry in Kenilworth, IL
Our dentists use their advanced training and technology to create beautiful, functional restorations that complement your bite and seamlessly blend in with surrounding teeth.
We are constantly attending continuing education courses to provide the most advanced care possible, and our office is equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner that allows us to provide the most personalized, effective treatment.
If you are looking for a dental practice in the greater Chicago area to complete root canal therapy or restorative treatment, schedule an appointment at our office in Kenilworth, IL, today. You can request an appointment by contacting us online or calling:
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If you are missing a tooth, an implant can be used to fill the gap. Surgically placed in the gums and jawbone, a dental implant replaces the natural tooth root and forms a sturdy base for a replacement tooth.
Our Kenilworth office offers implant-supported crowns for patients dealing with a single missing tooth. An implant-supported crown accurately mimics the comfort and function of a natural tooth while also preventing bone loss in the jaw. Our implant restorations are fabricated from the highest quality porcelain-like materials.
Thanks to durable crowns and quality dental implants, your restored smile can last for decades.
Other Tooth Replacement Options
Patients with more than one missing tooth may benefit from an implant-supported dental bridge. Two implants are used to anchor the bridge while crowns fill the gaps in between. This solution is more cost-effective than implant-supported crowns for patients with multiple missing teeth.
Patients with a complete or partial arch of missing teeth can benefit from implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures provide greater stability than traditional dentures, provide jawbone stimulation, and feel more natural overall than removable dentures.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The cost of restorative treatment varies from case to case based on the amount of preparatory work required, the type of material best suited for the individual case, the use of temporary crowns, and other factors. When all costs are accounted for, a cap for a single tooth usually costs between $1,500 and $1,600.
Dental insurance usually covers at least part of the cost of dental crown procedures. For any costs not covered by insurance, we can help you set up payment plans through CareCredit.
Our practice is totally focused on creating a positive patient experience, and our dentists are committed to educating patients as thoroughly as possible. If you have questions about the cost of treatment, we are happy to answer them, and we never pressure patients into any dental work.
Dental Crown Revisions
If you already have a dental crown and are experiencing issues such as sensitivity or a loosening restoration, we encourage you to give our practice a call. Our dentists can take a look and recommend a course of action.
In some cases, root canal treatments that were performed improperly can lead to sensitivity, which may require another root canal. In other cases, the crown comes loose because of normal wear and tear and needs to be reattached.
Whatever the case, our dentists will professionally complete the required revision so that more restorative treatment is not required for many years.
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