Simplicity & Versatility with Dental Crowns
Living with damaged and decayed teeth can be painful and unappealing. Dr. Hausten uses crowns to improve a number of dental issues and cosmetic imperfections. A dental crown is typically made of a porcelain material that covers your natural tooth and blends in seamlessly with your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dr. Hausten may recommend a dental crown for a variety of reasons, including:
- Protect a weakened tooth
- Cover a severely decayed tooth
- Restore a broken or discolored tooth
- Improve the appearance of a misshaped tooth
- Complete a dental bridge or dental implant procedure
Dental Crowns in 5 Steps
During your initial consultation, Dr. Hausten will examine your oral health and takes x-rays to determine if a dental crown is the best treatment for your individual needs. The dental crown procedure is simple and can be completed in two visits and includes the following steps:
- Prior to beginning, your tooth will be numbed
- The outer enamel of your tooth will be shaved to make room for the new crown
- An impression will be made and a temporary crown will be placed over your tooth
- During your next appointment, we’ll cement your permanent crown in place
- Your smile will be complete with a beautiful new crown
Frequently Asked Questions
Crowns typically last 15 years, but with proper care, they can last longer than 25 years. It’s important to schedule biannual exams and cleanings in addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine to increase the longevity of your crown.
Choosing a trusted dentist such as Dr. Hausten will also ensure that your procedure is completed to the highest standards.
The cost of a dental crown depends on several factors such as the details of the procedure. Insurance will often help cover a portion of the expenses. It’s best to check with your provider for specific details of your coverage.
For a more accurate estimate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. Then, she can examine your oral health and determine the best plan of action. We also offer flexible financing options so you don’t have to put your dental health on hold.
Prior to getting a crown, Dr. Hausten will apply a local anesthetic which will keep you pain-free throughout the procedure. Following the procedure, you may experience minimal discomfort which can be addressed with over-the-counter pain relievers or a cold compress.
Both a crown and a filling are solutions to address and prevent further tooth decay. A filling is used when a cavity exists. First, Dr. Hausten will apply a local anesthetic, remove the decayed part of the tooth, and replace it with a filling. Then, your tooth will be buffed to soften the contour.
A crown is used to cover the entire tooth above the gum line and can solve a variety of dental issues. When the tooth has severe decay and a filling will no longer address the problem, a crown is needed. A crown can also cover a tooth that is misshaped, discolored, chipped, or broken.
Restore Your Smile With a Dental Crown
Dental crowns can improve your oral health and your confidence. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. We’ll restore your smile to its natural beauty with a dental crown.