Posts for tag: restorative dentistry

By River Forest Dental Studio
September 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Despite the fact that dental crowns have been around in some form for thousands of years, and are practically as old as the field of dental crownsdentistry itself, they are still one of the most effective and versatile dental treatments available. Crowns can fix both cosmetic and general dentistry issues like cracks, breaks, and tooth decay, making them the ideal solution for the most common dental problems. The dentists at River Forest Dental Studio in River Forest, IL, Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartmann, recommend dental crowns as an effective, durable, and affordable solution to some of the most common dental problems.

Dental Crown Restorations in River Forest, IL

Crowns are designed to restore a significant portion of a tooth lost to decay, severe cracks, or breaks. Crowns are also used to replace missing teeth. They are attached to a dental bridge, which consists of abutment crowns placed over the teeth on either side of the missing tooth to anchor the replacement crown in place.

How Dental Crowns Work

Also known as caps because they literally cover the damaged tooth, crowns can be made from different materials including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys. Although they are used to strengthen and reinforce a damaged tooth, they are also designed to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Your dentist will match the crown to your natural tooth color for an authentic looking restoration. Crowns are commonly recommended for:

  • In cases of severe tooth decay where the cavity is too large to be treated with a filling
  • Reinforce a cracked tooth to prevent further fracturing
  • Part of a dental implant
  • After root canal treatment
  • To cover a stained or misshapen tooth

Find a Dentist in River Forest, IL

If you have been living with cosmetic damage or oral health problems like tooth decay or tooth loss, dental crowns can help to restore and improve your smile in just a few office visits. For more information, contact River Forest Dental Studio by calling (708) 366-6760 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Piccioni or Dr. Hartmann today.

Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio