What are Crowns?

Our dental crowns in Lisle are a way to restore damaged teeth, helping them to regain their shape, size, strength, and overall appearance. Crowns are custom-made tooth-shaped caps that hold the original form of teeth while preventing further damage. These caps fit over a tooth like a snug hat, cemented in place to restore the visible portion of the tooth. Dental crowns can be used as an effective treatment for people whose teeth have been harmed by factors such as decay or injury.

Why Choose Ladone Family Dental for Your Crowns?

At Ladone Family Dental, our goal is to help you achieve the smile of your dreams by providing excellent dental care from experienced dentists. Dr. Paul Ladone and Dr. Kelsey Ladone have been helping patients in the greater area for over 30 years. Today our dentists offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants, plus years of experience in design and aesthetics to give you the most natural-looking smile possible. We create beautiful smiles with strict attention to detail and are proud to have helped many people regain their confidence and get back to a healthier mouth. We are proud to serve patients throughout the Western Suburbs, including the communities of Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton.

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When are Dental Crowns Used?

A dental crown may be the ideal solution for a range of oral problems.

  • A dental crown in Naperville can protect a weak tooth – potentially from decay or cracks– by preventing it from breaking, as well as keeping it together if there are cracks. 
  • A worn down or broken tooth can be restored with the support of a crown, and they can also support large fillings on teeth with little remaining tooth structure. 
  • Additionally, they are used to hold dental bridges in place and even to cover discolored or misshapen teeth. 
  • A dental implant is covered with a crown.
  • When a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy, it is recommended that a crown be placed for optimal protection against fracture.

What are the Different Types of Crowns?

Crowns are an important part of dentistry, and they can be used to restore teeth that have either been damaged or weakened as a result of decay or injury. Typically, there are two main types of the crown:

  • Full 
  • Onlay

Full crowns encase the entire visible portion of the tooth, while onlays cover about three-quarters of the tooth. Although both types provide protection for the remaining portion of your tooth, they have different uses, and the best option is selected based on the extent of damage to the tooth, or may be placed for a cosmetic enhancement of uneven or gapped teeth.

What are Dental Crowns Made of?

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal alloys, acrylic and new ceramic materials. The best material for you will largely depend on the extent of damage to your tooth and where it is in your mouth. Your dentist should discuss with you the material best suited to your needs based on careful assessment and evaluation.

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What Happens During My Dental Crown Visits?

If you need a dental crown in Lisle, it will require two appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will shape your tooth to prepare it for the crown and then take an impression. After this is complete, they will order the crown and you’ll have to come back in once the crown has arrived in the office. At the second appointment, your dentist will make sure the crown fits comfortably and fits correctly with your bite. When everything is fitting just right, you can go home with a newly restored smile! Request an appointment here so we can get started on creating or restoring that beautiful smile of yours.

What is the Recovery for Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a great way to restore a damaged or weakened tooth, but how long will the process take? On average, it takes two weeks for a laboratory to fabricate the crown once your dental impressions have been taken. This timeline allows the patient to assess their temporary crowns and determine if they like the size, color, shape, etc. During this time, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and maintain healthy eating habits in order to ensure proper healing.

Ladone Family Dental delivers restorative dentistry in Naperville and Lisle to both individuals and families.

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