Dental Crowns (Caps)

Peoria, IL Dental Crown (Cap) Services

The application of dental a crown is a common method to restore a tooth to its natural size and shape. A dental crown or (cap) is a covering that surrounds the affected tooth and serves to strengthen and protect its structure. Dental caps are a good alternative to dental fillings and other forms of dental restoration.

The most common types of dental caps are porcelain dental caps and tooth colored caps. Because porcelain dental caps are very strong and can last many years, porcelain caps have become a popular option. In addition, this type of dental cap is designed to match the unique size and shape of the patient’s teeth, making them even more favorable of a choice.

Reasons to pursue dental crowns:

  • Repair fractured teeth
  • Enhance smile
  • To serve as large fillings
  • Restore decayed teeth
  • Fix fractured fillings
  • Aid a root canal

What does the process of getting a dental crown entail?

The dental crown procedure usually requires patients to attend two appointments at our Peoria dentist office. During the first visit, a dentist will clean or extract any decay or old fillings that have compromised the tooth. We will then shape the outer surface of the affected tooth to ensure a proper fitting of the dental cap.

The next step is to make an impression of the teeth. We do this by an impression mold or through an advanced digital method using a laser scanner. Before a permanent dental crown is applied, a temporary crown will be implemented for about two weeks. After that period, the permanent dental crown may be applied. After this brief, final procedure, patients are given instructions to best care for their new dental crown.