Teeth are generally very strong but over time the enamel, the outer layer of a tooth, can wear down. As the enamel wears away the dentin, the sifter core of the tooth becomes exposed. There are many reasons for this to happen; brushing to hard, grinding the teeth while sleeping and even eating an excessive amount of acid rich citrus fruits. Dental crowns in Downers Grove are often the natural solution for these and other problems that have resulted in a weak tooth. A dental crown is a complete tooth cover, it is employed when the tooth has been weakened; they are also used to cover a tooth which is severely discolored.
Types of crowns:
Crowns are fixed to a tooth, they can be made from various materials including ceramic, porcelain, resin or metal. Metal crowns are often used in the back of the mouth on teeth that are subjected to considerable pressure and are not visible. Ceramic, porcelain or resin crowns are usually used on visible teeth. Think of a crown as a cap that is made to fit perfectly over a prepared tooth, the cap is cemented to the tooth.
Producing and fitting a dental crown:
Once the dentist has determined the material to make the crown from, preparation of the target tooth begins. The process of fitting dental crowns in Downers Grove takes at least two visits to the dentist. During the initial visit the tooth ground down to accept the crown. The dentist takes an impression which is used by the dental lab to produce the actual crown, a temporary crown will be placed so the prepared surface is protected while the crown is being produced.
Once the permanent crown is in the hands of the dentist, you will be called in for another appointment. The temporary crown is taken off and the permanent crown is positioned and fixed with a special adhesive.
Dental crowns in Downers Grove look, feel and function no different than a natural tooth and with proper dental hygiene, crowns will last for many years.
Dental crowns in Downers Grove are an effective way to cover a tooth that is worn down or weakened by decay. Fitting dental crowns is one of the dental services offered by Dr. Patrick J. Bannon. Visit PatrickJBannonDDS.com to know about their service.
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