Dental crowns are used for both cosmetic and restorative dental concerns and treatment plans. From fixing discolored teeth to capping a dental implant, dental crowns are often the perfect choice to fix your concerns. But are you a good candidate for dental crowns? Dr. Patel works with all patients on an individual basis to assess needs and provide appropriate dental care in our Hoffman Estates dentist office.
Learn more about the dental crown process and what it requires.
FAQs About Dental Crowns
Q: Will getting a dental crown hurt?
A: You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure itself. A local anesthetic is used to numb the surrounding area. However, you may feel a bit sore after the procedure. This shouldn’t last long.
Q: How long will my dental crown last?
A: As with all dental equipment, dental crowns require proper care. If you’re seeing the dentist two times a year and brushing and flossing regularly, dental crowns can last for up to 30 years.
Q: What can dental crowns fix?
A: Dental crowns are used for a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental problems. For cosmetics, they can be used to cap a discolored or worn down tooth. For restorative purposes, dental crowns can be used to cap dental implants and give stability to broken or cracked teeth. If a root canal is done because a lot of the tooth is infected, a dental crown can be used after the procedure to give the patient full use of that tooth again.
Q: Am I a good candidate for dental crowns?
A: Patients with no issues beyond the cosmetic are always suitable for dental crowns. If your tooth is broken or cracked, but still has the tooth root, dental crowns can still be used. If the tooth is decayed, that will have to be treated before a dental crown is used. You don’t want the tooth to continue to decay under that cap.
Q: What if my dental crown falls out?
A: Dental crowns do occasionally fall out because of damage to the tooth or decay. If your crown feels loose or falls out, call Best Dental Spa immediately. We can get you in as soon as possible to get it fixed and give you advice on what to do in the meantime.
Q: What material should I use for my dental crown?
A: Dental crown restorations can be done in a variety of materials. Metal crowns are usually the cheapest option for those who want a durable restoration at a minimal cost. Porcelain and ceramic are also available. While these options are more expensive, they’re popular because they give the ability to match the color of your existing teeth. This makes them less noticeable.
Q: What are same-day crowns?
A: Best Dental Spa offers the fastest dental crowns in Hoffman Estates, Illinois with CEREC technology. This digital option forgoes normal impressions and uses technology to get precise imaging of your teeth. It gives the most exact fit possible.
While we do offer these crowns, you do have to be a suitable candidate. If there’s tooth decay or you need other procedures before getting your crown, these issues will have to be fixed before impressions can even be done.
Your Dentist in Hoffman Estates, IL
Dr. Patel will gladly work with you to find the best option for your dental crowns. Call our friendly staff today or request an appointment online!