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New Crowns for Worn or Decayed Teeth

Creating your best smile can sometimes mean more than just brushing and flossing regularly. If you deal with chipped, cracked, worn, or decayed teeth, you may need crowns in Morris, IL. At Halkyard Family Dental, Dr. Douglas Halkyard and Dr. Scott Halkyard can help create the smile of your dreams. Keep reading to learn more. 

What Is A Crown?

A crown is a type of restorative dental procedure. A crown is also sometimes referred to as a cap. A crown or a cap can be used to cover a tooth that is worn, decayed, chipped, cracked, or discolored. This is often a great option for patients who are hoping to keep their teeth rather than have extractions. This is a less invasive procedure that can help you create a customized smile. 

A crown can be helpful when you want to make all of your teeth a uniform size, shape, or color. 

Who Should Consider This Procedure?

This type of procedure is recommended for individuals who are not experiencing severe decay or damage to their teeth. If your teeth are severely damaged or decayed, you will want to discuss with your dentist other options that may be available for you for tooth restoration. 

Crowns in Morris, IL work best for those who are hoping to improve the appearance of their teeth. 

What Can I Expect?

When you visit the dentist for this type of procedure, your teeth will be examined for overall health. Your crown or cap will be designed to suit your particular tooth shape, size, and coloration. Once they have been designed, the caps will be placed on your teeth and held in place with a bonding adhesive. 

Care and Hygiene 

Following this procedure, you will be advised on how to properly care for your new caps. In most cases, you will care for your teeth as you always have. Be sure to brush and floss regularly. You should avoid chewing ice, biting your fingernails, or chewing on anything hard.

If you would like to learn more about crowns in Morris, IL, or you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Douglas and Scott Halkyard at Halkyard Family Dental by calling 815-942-0830.

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