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.

Book a Consultation Today

Do you have a damaged tooth? Have you lost a single tooth? Are you feeling self-conscious about cosmetic concerns that whitening and veneers just can't address? A dental crown by Dr. Kenneth Coffey may be the right solution for you.

Give us a call at (708) 403-7888 or send us a message online to request a consultation.

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Video: The Crown Placement Process

Crowns can be placed during a simple restorative procedure.

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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.

"Dr. Coffey and his staff are far the best dental office I have ever been to. I highly recommend their office to anyone in need of a family dentist."

- Cassandra Z.

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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Do You Need a Crown?

Whether you have an urgent need, an old restoration in need of replacement, or just want an otherwise healthy tooth to look more consistent with the rest of your smile, Dr. Coffey can provide a strong and natural-looking crown to meet your needs. You can book an appointment by calling us at (708) 403-7888 or sending us a message online.

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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.

"I've been going to Dr. Coffey for my dental work for nearly 3 decades. If that's not proof enough that he is the greatest dentist to walk the planet... I don't know what is."

- Michael M.

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. 

What Do Crowns Cost?

The cost of this restorative solution varies depending on the material used, the number of crowns you need, and your insurance plan. Most insurance plans will contribute to at least a portion of your treatment, though premium options will require a greater out-of-pocket expense. There are a number of financing options available to help you budget for the type of dental crown you want.

Cost Factors

Number of Crowns

The cost of restoring a single tooth after a procedure such as a root canal will cost less than capping multiple teeth. A cracked or fractured teeth might also benefit from one crown.

Materials

Porcelain crowns are the most affordable option, while materials such as zirconia–the strongest material used in restorative dentistry–will cost more.

Insurance

Insurance covers only what is necessary to meet your practical needs. However, the durability that premium materials provide can help you avoid the need for a replacement for longer.

Why Crowns Are Worth the Investment

In many cases, a crown is the only way to preserve a compromised tooth and avoid tooth loss. Meanwhile, you can expect that a crown from Dr. Coffey will look indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

For the right candidates, a crown can restore comfort, health, and confidence, more than justifying any out-of-pocket expenses they may require. Fortunately, there are many options available to make crowns available on virtually any budget.

Budgeting for Dental Crowns

CareCredit®

CareCredit is a third-party lender that can provide low-interest and interest-free financing, depending on your credit score. Our staff is available to help you explore this payment option.

Credit Cards

Our practice accepts credit cards. If you are able to take advantage of perks such as a zero-percent introductory APR, cash back, and airline miles, this can be a very economical way to pay for dental work.

Insurance

We accept most insurance plans, and you can count on our team to make every effort to secure the best possible coverage of your treatment.

Risks of Dental Crowns

Crowns are a safe and effective solution for a number of issues, but it is important to understand that like any treatment, crowns involve some risks:

Crown Failure

Crowns do not last forever, and yours will eventually need to be replaced. Excellent oral hygiene, regular dental checkups, and wearing a mouthguard when playing sports can help your crown last.

Decay

Although your crown will cover all visible surfaces of your tooth, it is possible for the tooth to become decayed or infected. You can avoid this by visiting your dentist every six months, brushing twice each day, and flossing daily.

Improper Fit

Crowns won't necessarily fit properly immediately after placement; sometimes adjustments are necessary to make the upper and lower teeth meet comfortably. Dr. Coffey is available to make any adjustments needed to ensure your comfort and oral health.

Dr. Kenneth Coffey

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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