Crowns in the Belvidere/Rockford Area

Porcelain Crowns for Modern Restorative Dentistry

Your teeth are powerful little instruments that are essential to your everyday life. However, they can be damaged or lost. When that happens, they have to be repaired or replaced to avoid more serious oral health issues.

A dental crown is a common tool used in restorative dentistry to address a wide array of problems. While crowns can be crafted from several materials, our dentists offer porcelain crowns as a modern and versatile restoration method.

What Are Porcelain Crowns?

Porcelain crowns take the form of cap-like, tooth-shaped restorations made from porcelain. Crowns can be used by themselves and in tandem with numerous restorative methods, such as root canal therapy, dental implants, and bridges. Porcelain crowns offer many benefits that may make them the preferred restoration option for many patients.

Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

  • Crafted from porcelain to match the appearance of natural teeth
  • Customized to blend in seamlessly with your smile
  • Restores the look, feel, and function of damaged teeth
  • Helps prevent further damage and infection by sealing off the tooth
  • Durable and stain-resistant, helping your new smile stay whole and white

The Porcelain Crown Process

Initial Consultation

Due to the versatility of porcelain crowns, the steps involved in your treatment are likely to vary. Regardless of your future treatment, you’ll begin the process by scheduling an initial consultation with one of our Belvidere dentists. They’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and explain our safe sedation options for your procedure.

Your dentist will take the time to discuss your smile goals and answer any questions you may have. The information they gather will allow them to help determine which treatment method is right for you.

Designing Your Porcelain Crown

To design your porcelain crown, your dentist will take high-quality images and impressions of your mouth and any existing teeth. These will be sent to a special laboratory to craft your customized dental crown.

Preparing Your Tooth

We’ll prepare your tooth by cleaning your mouth, and applying a local anesthetic to the surgical site. This will alleviate any pain or discomfort you may feel during the procedure. Upon request, we can also provide you with dental sedation. If you took a sedative at home, we’ll make sure it’s working alongside your anesthetic. Then, your dentist will shave your tooth down into a base for the crown.

Installing Your Porcelain Crown

Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will make sure your crown is to your liking before installing the restoration. They’ll then place your customized porcelain crown over the prepared tooth using a special dental adhesive. If you opted for an implant restoration, the crown will be placed on top of the implant using a connector piece.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry

140 N State St.
Belvidere, IL 61008

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