Our Orland Park Dentists Explain What Goes Into To Building Dental Crowns

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Jul 31, 2021

Our Tinley Park dentists help our patients get the restorative care that they need in a way that is relaxing and time effective. When you are dealing with dental damage, the last thing that you want to do is to have to wait to restore your damaged teeth.

Dental crowns are very important in restorative dentistry, because these restorations allow us to rebuild teeth and repair dental damage. In our office, every dental crown is customized to suit the paint’s needs; keep reading to learn more about what this means!

First of all, a crown becomes necessary when some of your dental enamel or dentin needs to be removed because it is infected, or has been cracked or chipped away. The crown is attached to your real tooth; it allows your tooth to appear whole again, and for your smile to function normally.

The first thing that we need to do when crafting crowns is to take an impression of your prepped tooth. This impression serves as a blueprint as we craft your restoration. By taking a high-quality impression, we can ensure a good fit for your dental crown.

When it comes time to craft your crown, we really use your existing teeth as templates. This means that we look at the shapes, sizes, and colors of your real teeth, and mimic these attributes in your crown.

It is crucial that your restoration is properly sized and shaped, so that it does not interfere with the balance of your smile, and how your top and bottom teeth come together. A poorly sized crown can actually change you bite alignment. This can cause premature dental wear and tear, and it can even lead to TMJ dysfunction over time. When a crown is properly fitted for the patient, it not only blends in aesthetically, it also works harmoniously with the rest of the patients’ teeth in day to day life.

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, patients can now restore their teeth faster and more effectively than ever before. If you are dealing with an infection or dental damage, please feel free to contact our Orland Park dentists for more information and to schedule an assessment. We are there to help you in any way that we can!