Metal Free Crowns

Dentist in Chicago Loop

Dentist Chicago Loop

Over time, our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks or discoloration. Crowns are used to renew the appearance and function of a tooth. Also, they are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.

Crowns are typically made from porcelain in order to maintain strength and a natural appearance. The process of placing a crown may take 2-3 office visits. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. The crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.

Once treatment is complete, continue to practice proper at home care and keep regular office visits to help your crown last many years. For more information about metal free crowns, contact our Chicago Loop dental office.