Orland Park Dentist Discusses Key Things To Consider When Getting A Dental Crown

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Jun 14, 2022

Dental crowns are indispensable in the world of restorative dentistry—they allow patients to repair broken teeth and jump back into their regular routines. That being said, not all restorations are created equal; today our Tinley Park dentists are talking about ways that we personalize crowns for exceptional results…

Natural Tooth Shape

As we begin the restorative treatment process our team will look to your existing smile for inspiration when creating your crown. Your natural dental shapes will dictate how angular or rounded your dental crown is. By using your real teeth as guides, our team is able to deliver seamless, natural looking results.


Our team will also take the time to figure out what size of restoration is appropriate for your smile. Obviously, we want your crown to look like it’s the same size as your natural teeth. However, we also have to take into account what size of restoration allows you to maintain a healthy, even bite. Poorly fitting crowns can actually contribute to TMJ problems down the line.

Adjacent Teeth

We will also make sure that your new restoration coordinates and blends with the teeth immediately surrounding it. In order to achieve a perfect color match, we encourage our patients to undergo any whitening treatments prior to crown placement. Because restorations don’t respond to whitening gels, we want to match your crown to your teeth post-whitening.

If you think you could benefit from a dental crown or restoration our Chicago dentists are here to provide you with any additional information and support you need to make the right decision for your smile. Remember, you can always reach our team by phone or through our Contact Us page to get started!