A cracked or broken tooth requires immediate dental care and attention.
Don’t you hate when you dig down for a heaping handful of popcorn and end up crunching down on an unpopped kernel? It causes that same unnerving sensation as nails on a chalkboard; however, sometimes this problem can also leave you dealing with a cracked or broken tooth. When this happens our Morris, IL, dentists Drs. Douglas and Scott Halkyard can provide you with the dental care you need.
What is a dental crown?
Okay, so perhaps you’ve seen a dental crown before or know someone who has it. If you know someone that has one then you also know that this restoration is designed to look just like a real tooth. A crown fits over the remaining part of a tooth, to reshape the tooth and to strengthen and restore it. A dental crown may also be referred to as simply a “cap”.
Why are dental crowns used?
Crowns are one of the most commonly placed restorations and for good reason. After all, they are a great way to repair damaged and broken teeth. Crowns offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits and our Morris, IL, family dentists may place a crown if you,
- Have a cracked, fractured or broken tooth
- Need to get root canal treatment
- You have a severely decayed tooth
- Need to replace a very large and worn filling that can no longer fully support the tooth
- Need to hold a dental bridge in place
- Are getting a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth
What are crowns made from?
We know that along with having a restoration that is durable our patients also want one that looks lifelike. Because of this, more and more crowns today are made from ceramic or porcelain, which can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth before being placed. With all the amazing advancements in dental technology, your crown will always look just like the rest of your smile so it blends right in.
If you are facing dental problems let our dental team in Morris, IL, provide you with the quality restorative dentistry you’re looking for. A crown can give you back the strong, capable smile you once had. Call Halkyard Family Dental at (815) 942-0830 for an evaluation today.