Dr. Kohler provides dental crowns at our Wilmette practice for both front and rear teeth that have serious damage sufficient to cause structural weakening of the tooth. We fashion dental crowns from modern ceramics to ensure a match with the remaining natural tooth material. Once the crown is secured with a strong dental adhesive, it should last for many years.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Treatment begins with a local anesthetic. Dr. Kohler then removes the unhealthy portion of the tooth and seals the tooth with a special rubber-based substance. Your remaining tooth material is then shaped to create a foundation for the crown, and tooth impressions are taken and sent to our lab so that personalized restorations can be made.
Once your crown is ready, you will return to our office to have it placed. Dr. Kohler will make sure the crown is the right shade, shape, and fit, and will make any adjustments necessary to ensure that it does not interfere with your natural bite pattern. Your crown will be secured in place with a special adhesive, making it immediately functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?
A person’s original tooth is better than any filling or crown, but a crown may be necessary if the tooth has developed significant decay and the filling needed to restore it is greater than 50% of the functioning tooth.
A tooth may also sustain multiple stress fractures under a filling, which can eventually result in a lost tooth. In the case of multiple stress fractures, a crown can hold a tooth together and protect it for many years.
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