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Dental Crowns – Arlington Heights, IL

Metal-Free, Durable Restorations for Beautiful Smiles

 

At Westgate Dental Care, we have a team of dentists who combine their expertise and training to restore smiles with strength and beauty. We offer dental crowns as a way for patients to correct decay, damage, and other health and aesthetic issues. Our dentists blend art and science to help you enjoy the most natural looking and feeling restorations. The best part is that these restorations are metal-free, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of the latest dental services. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns in Arlington Heights!

Why Choose Westgate Dental Care for Dental Crowns?

  • High-Quality, Metal-Free Restorations
  • Experienced Team of Dentists
  • Advanced Technology & Comforts

What is a Dental Crown?

Woman in dental chair smiling with dental crowns in Arlington Heights

A dental crown is a restoration that gets its name because it’s designed to literally cap or “crown” the entire visible portion of a tooth. Our dental crowns are made of high-quality porcelain that is designed to match the shape, size, and shade of your natural teeth. We typically use dental crowns for patients with decay that is too extensive for normal fillings or after root canal therapy. Dental crowns can also help correct misshapen, damaged, or permanently stained teeth. By placing a dental crown, we can effectively strengthen and protect your tooth in the future with a lifelike restoration. Plus, you’ll enjoy the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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First, you’ll visit our office for a consultation where we will examine your mouth before recommending a dental crown. During this consultation, we will carefully review your medical history and check for any preexisting oral health conditions. Next, we will prepare your tooth before taking impressions of the affected area, which are used to create your crown. This restoration can be made out of various materials, however we usually use porcelain because it is the most beautiful and lifelike.

Once your impressions are taken, we’ll give you a temporary crown to maintain your appearance and chewing ability until your permanent one is ready. This will also give you a feel for what it will be like to have a dental crown. Usually, it will take a couple of weeks for your crown to be crafted in a high-tech dental lab – it takes some time for experts to match the crown with your specifications.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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We provide dental crowns because of their many benefits, including:

  • Durability:With proper care like brushing, flossing, and visiting our office for regular checkups and cleanings, you can enjoy your dental crowns for over 15 years.
  • Versatility:Because dental crowns cap the entire visible portion of the tooth, they correct a variety of issues like decay and discoloration all at once.
  • Protection:Dental crowns help protect a weakened tooth from becoming even more damaged, cracked, or even lost.
  • Customization:Because the dental lab matches the crown to the rest of your smile’s color, shape, and size, it’s virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • Comfort: Metal expands and contracts with temperature, causing sensitivity for those with amalgam restorations. However, our metal-free crowns and restorations eliminate this problem for less sensitivity and more comfort.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today!