Dental Crowns – Clarendon Hills, IL

Give a Broken Tooth the Royal Treatment

Dentistry can help to address broad-sweeping problems in your smile like gum disease and jaw disorders, but few things are worse than a single damaged tooth. It can make it hard to sleep, eat, talk, focus, or do just about anything else.

If you have a broken tooth that you’d like to give the royal treatment, a dental crown from Dr. Jason Hong and the team here at Clarendon Hills Dental could be just what you need. Give us a call, and we’ll talk about what one could do for you.

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Why Choose Clarendon Hills Dental For Dental Crowns?

  • Home to a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Offers CEREC One-Day Dental Crowns for Quick Turnaround
  • Accepts a Wide Variety of Dental Insurance Plans

What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crown on a table

If you’ve never encountered one, a dental crown is like a small “cap” designed to go over a tooth. It sounds simple, but these restorations can be used to effectively treat a variety of aesthetic and health issues, from chips and cracks to discoloration.

Placing a dental crown involves removing enamel, which means that it’s really only a good idea in situations where a tooth is has withstood severe damage that makes fillings and dental bonding insufficient.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

Dental crown being crafted

The first step of getting a dental crown is the design process. This involves taking complex images of your smile, color-matching the crown to the rest of your teeth and selecting the material you’d like to use. We offer both EMAX and Zirconia for our dental crowns, and we’ll talk you through the differences in these ceramics when we meet you in person.

We’ll then prepare your tooth for the dental crown, which entails removing a portion of your enamel. We will numb your tooth with a local anesthetic before doing this, ensuring your complete comfort throughout the procedure.

At this point, one of two things will happen. First, we can send these designs to a lab to be milled, a process which should take several weeks. We will craft you a temporary dental crown made out of acrylic to protect your tooth during this time.

Or you could make use of our CEREC same-day crown machine, which allows us to mill your dental crown in-house. This process should only take around an hour, and you should leave our office with a brand-new restoration and a perfectly healthy tooth.

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

Smiling person’s teeth compared to a shade guide

If you have a broken or damaged tooth, it’s not going to repair itself on its own. In fact, the issues that you’re facing are only going to get worse with time if you do nothing, which is why getting a dental crown quickly when you need one is critically important.

Once you do, you’ll enjoy massively improved chewing ability, better aesthetics, and greater comfort overall. So there’s no reason to wait—give us a call today, and we’ll show you firsthand what dental crowns could do for you.