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Dental Crowns
Rockford & Loves Park, IL

Dental Crowns
Rockford & Loves Park, IL

A dental crown is a cap or cover that we can put over your tooth. It will restore the tooth to its normal size, shape, color, and function.

A dental crown is a cap or cover that we can put over your tooth. It will restore the tooth to its normal size, shape, color, and function.

You might be experiencing an issue with a tooth that is decayed, damaged, or just less aesthetically pleasing than the surrounding teeth. With these imperfections, a dental crown can be an excellent solution to restore the surface of your tooth back to a natural and healthy finish.

The team at Burch Dental has a simple goal. That is to ensure your trust through our commitment to quality treatment and your continued satisfaction. It is our daily agenda to maintain a caring environment that is respectful and comfortable for everyone. Our team members are united in our efforts to promote oral health by means of prevention, enhancement, wellness, and rejuvenation. Call or visit one of our convenient locations today to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding a potential dental crown restoration.

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What Is A Dental Crown?

When the team at Burch Dental examines the crowns of your teeth, we are referring to the exposed part of your tooth that is visible above the gum-line. When this visible part of the tooth is damaged, a dental crown is then a complete covering that will sit directly on top of the tooth to help protect and maintain that natural tooth structure. Crowns are shaded to the match the color of your neighboring teeth and can be fabricated using a variety of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, resin, or metal.

We recommend placing a dental crown if your tooth is damaged by cracking, decay, or a significant fracture. Crowns will be used to improve the look of an unsightly tooth as well as protecting weak and vulnerable areas on the surface of the tooth.

The Life Expectancy of a Dental Crown

The life expectancy of a dental crown can be determined by a few different variables. If you are taking good care of your teeth by practicing a good oral hygiene routine and brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day, and avoiding foods that can crack the surface of a tooth, your dental crown could last several decades. The average life expectancy is between 5-15 years, but we have seen dental crowns last up to 30 years with proper care.

The Side Effects of Getting a Dental Crown

The side effects are very minimal. Immediately after the placement of your crown, you may experience some slight sensitivity in your teeth or your gums. This reaction is common and can be easily controlled by using over-the-counter pain relievers or by a prescription medication. There are also various rinses and pastes available that can ease the discomfort of oral sensitivity.

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Dental Crowns

We understand emergencies are never planned, so our team at Burch Dental is equipped to provide emergency dental services.

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From standard cleanings to complex procedures, our team at Burch Dental is equipped to provide any dental service you may need.

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The dentists at Burch Dental have over 50 years of combined experience in dentistry. Stop by and let our staff take care of you!

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For all those busy patients, give Burch Dental a call to schedule a Saturday appointment for your dental needs.

The Dental Crown Procedure

Before Burch Dental can place your dental crown, X-rays are necessary to determine if the tooth to restore has any damage below the surface of the gums. If both the roots and gums are stable, we will remove any decayed areas of the tooth before reshaping it to prepare for the fitting of the crown.

Next, we take an impression of the tooth as a tool for the dental lab to fabricate your dental crown, a process that usually takes about two to three weeks to complete. If it is necessary, we can place a temporary crown, typically made from acrylic, to protect the reshaped tooth from any further damage.

When your dental crown is completed at the lab, we will schedule an appointment for the removal of the temporary crown and the placement of the final crown. We might suggest administering a local anesthetic, so you are comfortable during the procedure and do not experience any discomfort. Once both you and your team approve the color and shape of the crown, it is cemented into place, and you are good to go with your new smile.

A Dental Crown versus Veneers

When Burch Dental discusses your dental options, you may be questioning what procedure is best for your situation. If you have previously compared crowns and veneers, it is important to note that these restorations differ in functionality, placement, and purpose.

Veneers: Veneers are wafer-thin shells, typically made of porcelain, that cover just the front surface only of your teeth to alter their color, size, and shape. They are perfect for hiding cracks, chips, and any signs of discoloration. They mostly serve as a cosmetic option rather than a restorative procedure improving the aesthetics.

Crowns: If you need a dental crown usually you are interested in restoring both the appearance and the functionality of your tooth. The single biggest difference is that dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of the tooth above the gum line, allowing for more effective chewing and biting when eating. The dental crown does have cosmetic benefits, but the primary purpose is focused on the repair of damaged or decayed teeth.

It is always best to discuss multiple treatment options with us to ensure we are choosing the correct procedure for your dental concern.

Are There Any Risks with a Dental Crown?

When you have a dental crown placed, it is extremely important to continue to practice good oral hygiene daily. This will prevent decay and bacterial infections that can occur under the surface of the crown. Since the crown is designed to replicate your natural tooth, there will always be the possibility of cracking, fracturing, and chipping if you are eating or chewing on hard foods.

The Burch Team Philosophy Begins with YOU

At Burch Dental, our team philosophy is elegantly simple. We ensure Patient Loyalty though Patient Satisfaction. We believe we accomplish this by personalizing therapy plans to suit your individual needs. By utilizing cutting-edge technology, state of the art procedures, and traditional practice, our team can meet and exceed the expectations of our patients and the referring doctors. Our exceptional clinical abilities stem from a perfectly balanced blend of experience, research, science, and art. We can deliver your aesthetic satisfaction through minimally invasive and cost-effective therapies. At Burch Dental, our philosophy, and our promise, is to provide you with high quality, attentive, and individualized care designed for your specific needs. Use the convenient online form or give us a quick call to schedule your appointment at the location closet to you.