Porcelain Dental Crowns

A compromised tooth affected by trauma or decay can be painful and put your oral health at risk

Dentist Kenneth W. Coffey can repair your tooth with a porcelain dental crown at his office serving Oakland Park and the greater Chicago, IL, area. Porcelain dental crowns repair your tooth while providing natural-looking aesthetics.

Why are crowns such a highly recommended dental care solution?

Restore Badly Damaged Teeth

Crowns cover the entire tooth's structure, protecting it from further damage after decay, infection, and other trauma. In some cases, a dentist can use a crown to save your tooth from extraction.

Enjoy Long-Lasting Results

Dental crowns are made from medical-grade porcelain that is made to withstand chewing and biting forces. With proper care and regular visits to the dentist, crowns can last for many years.

Improve the Look of Your Smile

Every crown is custom-made to match the color, shine, and texture of your surrounding teeth, so it will blend in seamlessly with your smile while concealing cosmetic flaws like cracks and fractures.

Video: The Crown Placement Process

What Is a Permanent Crown? 

A crown is essentially a “cap” that is placed over a damaged tooth. This cap is customized to fit over the whole visible portion of the tooth and correctly align with your bite.

Porcelain crowns are customized to match the rest of your smile. This provides a number of aesthetic benefits over metal crowns. A porcelain crown can brighten your smile, and porcelain is stain resistant. Porcelain is also durable, so with proper care, your crown will last many years. Treating your tooth with a porcelain crown restores strength while protecting its natural structure from further damage. It will alleviate any discomfort you were experiencing and provide you with the necessary support to chew and speak with ease and comfort. Because of their many benefits, crowns are one of the most widely used dental care solutions. 

Dr. Coffey is highly skilled in the creation and placement of custom dental crowns, so you can feel comfortable knowing that a crown from our Chicago office will be a perfect fit

Thanks to Advancements in Dentistry, These Dental Restorations Are Very Durable

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*According to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dentists Use Crowns to Resolve a Wide Range of Dental Issues

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Damaged & Decayed Teeth

Although conservative dental treatments like fillings, inlays, and onlays can protect some level of damage and decay, crowns are used by dentists to protect teeth that have suffered more extensive decay or dental trauma. 

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Root Canal Infections

If the inner portion of a tooth (root canals) becomes infected, dentists typically recommend root canal therapy. After removing the infection and decay, dentists use crowns to protect the remaining tooth structure.

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Cosmetic Dental Concerns

Crowns are not limited to oral health issues. These dental restorations can also be used as cosmetic dentistry solutions to conceal permanently stained or unevenly sized teeth. 

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Missing Teeth

Many patients visit our Chicago dental office to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Implants are considered the optimal method of tooth replacement.

Worried Your Crowns Won't Look Real? 

We've all seen bad dental work. But today's technology and materials are more advanced than ever before, and Dr. Coffey only uses stain-resistant, lifelike materials when crafting both temporary crowns and permanent crowns. 

As a highly trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Coffey can create a custom crown that complements your smile and facial features. In many cases, your friends and family will barely notice that you've had any type of dental work done. They'll only notice your great smile. We proudly offer this treatment to patients in Oakland Park and surrounding communities.

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Take a Closer Look at the Dental Crown Procedure

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What to Expect During Your Dental Appointments

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Preparation of the Tooth

The placement of dental crowns is generally a two-part process. During your first appointment at our Chicago dental office, Dr. Coffey reshapes your damaged tooth to accommodate the crown. He may also need to reshape your gums slightly as well. Depending on the type and extent of the damage, you may need a filling, which Dr. Coffey can place at this time. Once the reshaping is complete, he will take impressions of your tooth, which he will send to a local dental laboratory. 

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Fabrication of the Crown

A temporary crown is usually placed to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready for placement. This temporary crown can be cared for and used just like a permanent crown until you receive your final restoration. In the dental lab, a technician will craft your custom crown from porcelain, which is carefully selected to match the shade of your surrounding teeth. It can take up to two weeks for the lab to finish your crown.

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Permanent Placement

Once it is ready, Dr. Coffey will remove your temporary crown and use a strong dental adhesive to bond your permanent porcelain crown in place. After ensuring a secure and comfortable fit, he will polish the crown for a smooth and natural appearance. When you leave our Chicago, IL, office, you will have a crown that fits properly, looks natural, and functions for years to come.

When Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown can address a number of cosmetic concerns, in addition to repairing a tooth that has suffered damage. Aesthetically, if you have a tooth that is unresponsive to professional teeth whitening, a single crown can conceal the discolored tooth to provide you with a seamless smile. A crown can also address a wide range of minor to more severe damage. Whether the tooth is chipped or cracked or decayed, a crown can cover the tooth to restore strength and function. Dental crowns are also useful in instances when the tooth is too damaged for a filling. 

Dr. Coffey

Dr. Coffey has been practicing dentistry since 1986. His goal is to ensure you feel excited about, and empowered by, your results. He is proud to be affiliated with a variety of organizations, including:

  • The American Equilibration Society
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Dental Associations

For more information about our services, contact our Orland Park office online or call (708) 403-7888 today.

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