Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns in Streamwood

Porcelain Crowns Guard Your Smile

A crown is a cap that’s placed over the surface of a broken or damaged tooth. A crown protects the tooth from further damage while restoring its size, shape, strength, and appearance.

Our crowns are made out of porcelain, so they blend in with your other teeth seamlessly. Porcelain crowns feel natural and are highly durable for long-lasting results.

How our team Places a Dental Crown

Preparing the tooth

Your first visit to our Streamwood office begins with an x-ray of the tooth that will be getting the crown. We use the x-ray to ensure your tooth is infection-free. If it’s not, then root canal therapy might be necessary before you can receive a crown.

Before the crown can be placed, your tooth has to be shaped to fit under the cap. If your tooth is infection-free, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding tissue.

If visiting the dentist makes you uncomfortable, our team is fully qualified in several sedation options so you can relax during your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I whiten my porcelain crowns?

Crowns are unaffected by whitening procedures. This means they won’t be harmed, but they also won’t change color.

If you want your teeth whitened, we recommend you undergo a whitening treatment before your crown is color-matched to your teeth.

Can I replace my gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?

Though replacing a crown too often is not recommended, our team can switch out your crown for a natural-colored alternative.

Temporary Crown

Our advanced technology allows us to create a perfect impression of your tooth and gums. our team will determine the shade of your natural teeth and send it to the laboratory so they can build a crown that blends seamlessly with your smile.

As you wait for your permanent restoration to be manufactured, we’ll place a temporary crown over your tooth to cover and protect it.

Placing the crown

Your second visit to Streamwood Smiles will pick up where we left off by removing your temporary crown, exposing the prepared tooth. When we determine you’re ready, our team will numb your mouth and attach your permanent restoration.

During this second visit, placing your porcelain crown only takes about 20 minutes.

Why Might You Need a Crown?

Our patients have crowns placed for various reasons, including:

  • To restore a cracked or fractured tooth
  • To improve the appearance of a poorly-shaped or stained tooth
  • To protect and restore a tooth following root canal therapy
  • To restore a tooth that’s severely damaged by decay
  • To strengthen a dental implant

Restore Your Smile with our team

A porcelain crown may be the ideal solution if your teeth are damaged, decayed, or misshapen. Give us a call at 630-289-7111 to schedule your free consultation, or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

What to expect on your first visit!

What patients say about us

“All the staff are exceptionally warm and welcoming as well as professional. ”