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Porcelain Crown

Chapko and Shah Modern Dentistry serve the Belvidere and surrounding communities in Boone County, Butler County, McHenry County, Ogle County, and Winnebago County.

What is a porcelain crown?

A porcelain crown is a synthetic cap, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

A porcelain crown is typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, dental crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Porcelain crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. A dental crown can also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance

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Meet Dr. Shefali Shah

Dr. Shah is a member of the AGD and ADA. She enjoys practicing all phases of dentistry and the variety of treatment general and cosmetic dentistry has to offer. Patient comfort is very important to Dr. Shah, she is always sure to use a gentle touch and advanced techniques to ensure her patients have a positive and effective experience.

General Dentistry

Dental Exams, Tooth Decay / Cavities / Root Canal Therapy / Sealants / Tooth Colored Fillings

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Crowns / Invisalign Clear Braces / Teeth Whitening / Dental Bridges

What is the procedure for a porcelain crown?

A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a dental crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Dental crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.

Who Choose Us?

Your dentist for a porcelain crown.

Create you dream smile! Many people have serious concerns about the way their smile looks.  If you could change anything about the appearance and function of your teeth and gums, what would it be? Schedule an appointment with our talented dental team today!

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