Dental Crowns
in New Lenox, IL

If you have a damaged tooth, we might be able to save it by capping it with a dental crown. Dental crowns come in many varieties and are a simple but effective solution for improving the appearance of your smile and protecting (and strengthening) the damaged tooth. At Lincolnway Dental Associates, we offer several different types of crowns to suit your appearance and needs.

Call (815) 462-4838 to request an appointment so we can check your tooth and recommend the best treatment option!


Reasons You Might Need a Dental Crown

Dental crowns can help with a variety of situations and serve multiple functions. You might need a dental crown if:

  • You recently had a root canal and need to protect and strengthen the tooth
  • Your tooth is discolored and you want it to match your other teeth
  • Your tooth is chipped or cracked
  • You have a dental bridge that needs to be held in place
  • You have a dental implant that needs to be capped
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What to Expect when You Get a Dental Crown

Getting a crown for your tooth is kind of like getting a custom-made suit. It needs to fit and function perfectly.

  • First, we’ll examine your tooth and discuss your options. The type of crown you receive will depend on the tooth itself, how the crown will need to be placed, the alignment of your bite, your gum tissue, and what best suits your budget.
  • Next, Dr. Leesa and her team will carefully file down the tooth so your crown can be fitted properly.
  • We will then take an impression of your teeth to help craft the crown, so the crown doesn’t affect the alignment of your bite after it’s placed.
  • While your permanent crown is being prepared, we’ll give you a temporary crown to protect the form and function of your tooth.
  • When your permanent crown is ready, we’ll have you come in and try it on and make sure it fits comfortably before cementing it in place.

Are Dental Crowns Uncomfortable?

Your crown (or crowns) should not be uncomfortable at all. They should look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth. If you do feel anything unusual with your crown, let us know immediately!

Caring for Your Crown

Like natural teeth, dental crowns need to be maintained so they’ll last as long as possible. Practice good dental hygiene habits every day, bypass sticky, hard, and chewy foods, and your crown should last you a lifetime.