A crown replaces the entire exterior of a tooth while protecting the sensitive interior structure, including the blood vessels, and nerves. Repairing a tooth with a dental crown means that you avoid having to get an extraction. You prevent all of the consequences that come with tooth loss: lowered self-esteem, diminished chewing ability, and eventual deterioration of the jawbone.
We use crowns in the following treatment situations:
- Repair a broken or fractured tooth
- Repair a tooth with large cavities or areas of tooth decay
- Strengthen weak, or misshapen teeth
- At the conclusion of a dental implant
- Close unwanted gaps between teeth
We also may place a crown on a tooth to repair a tooth with a damaged or cracked restoration.
Same-Day Porcelain Crowns
Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidtare extremely pleased to offer their patients one of the latest and most exciting technological advances in cosmetic and restorative dentistry that allows patients to enhance their smiles in just one visit. The service we are referring to is same-day crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and other dental restorations. At Lake Forest Smiles, we utilize the state-of-the-art E4D system to design, craft and place any dental restoration in just one visit to our Lake Forest dentistry practice. Contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment.
Same-day restorations allow a patient to leave the office in just one day with their new, metal-free crown that looks so natural no one will ever know they are wearing it. The way it works may involve state-of-the-art technology, but all you will see is a quick, durable, and beautiful crown on your teeth!
What to Expect with Same-Day Crowns
The appointment begins with the dentist using a special 3D digital camera to capture various images of teeth, which are used to design a new restoration that will match the other teeth flawlessly in shape, size, and color. Once the dentist has finished designing the same-day restoration, this data gets sent to the in-office milling machine that fabricates the new restoration using only the highest quality porcelain. When the crown is ready, the dentist adds any finishing touches, like adjusting the bite, and then the crown is bonded into place. You are now ready to go with a complete, beautiful new smile.
Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
The greatest thing about same-day crowns, aside from the obvious fact that they restore smiles in just one day, is that they are more natural looking than ever before. This new technology, combined with the highest quality materials allow our dentists to create a restoration that will last for years. Same-day crowns really do have many advantages over regular crowns such as minimal discomfort since patients only require one set of injections because the procedure takes less time. Same-day crowns are also made under the complete control of the dentist while you are right there in the office. In the case of same-day crowns, the dentist ensures that patients get to leave that very same day wearing crowns they are completely satisfied with. This, of course, means being able to skip the step of temporary crowns while patients wait for a restoration to be made and sent back. Same-day crowns deliver instant satisfaction!
Traditional PFM Crowns
Lake Forest Smiles also offers porcelain fused to metal crowns, which involves two appointments to our office. Our trusted dental lab crafts traditional PFM crowns. They provide the same strength and protection as our same-day crowns, but certain cases may require a PFM crown, such as the conclusion of a dental implant. A consultation with Drs. Campbell and Schmidt will determine which type of crown is best suited for you.
Dental Crowns in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire
Avoid tooth loss by receiving a crown from the oral health professionals at Lake Forest Smiles. If you have questions about crowns or want to schedule a consultation, call (847) 234-4800. Lake Forest Smiles has been providing elite dental care to the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.