Our teeth are important to our overall health. It is important to keep them healthy and present for our lifetime. When a tooth becomes decayed or damaged, it is able to be saved from extraction if it is properly cared for. At Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, we utilize dental crowns to strengthen and protect damaged teeth with intact roots.
When a root is still intact, the tooth is able to function healthfully as long as any decay is removed and the crown is strengthened. Our dental crowns are like caps that go on top of a weakened tooth to give it new life.
A dental crown can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or full porcelain. The options with porcelain are able to look and feel just like a normal tooth. They are colored to blend right in with the rest of the teeth, so your smile will look great again.
A tooth is prepared for a dental crown by being reshaped. The edges are shaped so that the crown can be placed on top. We take impressions of the reshaped tooth and the area around it so a dental laboratory can create a crown that fits the area perfectly. A temporary crown will be worn while the permanent one is being created. When ready, the permanent one is then cemented into place.
If you have a decayed or damaged tooth, do not delay treatment. Many teeth can be saved from extraction through dental crowns. To schedule with Bayberry Dental Care in our Tinley Park, IL office, call us at (708) 802-8300. For more information, visit our website, www.bayberrydentalcare.com.