Your family dentist in LaGrange, IL, provides comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Dr. James Maragos places dental crowns for patients to restore smiles. Dental crowns help you to keep your teeth and make your smile healthy and beautiful.
Dental crowns are a strong tooth replacement option. Ceramic crowns cover your tooth like a cap to protect it. If you have a tooth that has been compromised by trauma like a chip or a significant amount of decay, a crown can save your tooth.
Getting a crown
The procedure for getting a crown takes a couple of dental appointments but leaves you with a strong and beautiful tooth replacement. First, any decay is removed and is replaced by filling material. Then your natural tooth is sculpted down to make room for the crown around the tooth. Molds are taken of your newly prepared tooth to ensure a perfect fit for your custom crown. Your dentist will place a temporary tooth cap for you to wear while your custom restoration is fabricated. At a final appointment, the permanent crown is cemented in place and you leave with a new tooth!
Caring for crowns
To take care of any dental crowns you have in your mouth, you just need to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home, and see your dentist regularly. Your LaGrange, IL, family dentist will recommend brushing for three minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Make sure you floss around the crown and remove all debris. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect the new crown. When you have dental restorations it's important to keep up with your regular dental visits, too.
Dr. Maragos, your family dentist restores smiles by restoring damaged teeth with crowns. Teeth that have been damaged by trauma or compromised by decay can be saved in just a couple of appointments with a custom crown! Contact us for an appointment in LaGrange, IL, at (708) 352-7358.