Dental Crowns Specialist
Dental crowns are restorative and cosmetic measures that will protect and improve the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth. Dr. Christopher Pottorff of Advanced Dental & Implant Care is a highly skilled specialist whose expertise ensures your dental crowns become a beautiful addition to your smile. Dr. Pottorff and his team will recommend the best treatment for your dental needs during your initial consultation.
What does a dental crown treat?
Dental crowns have many benefits, for instance, crowns will protect a tooth after a root canal. Also, they will protect a tooth more prone to breaking due to a previous injury. In addition, Dr. Pottorff can use crowns on a single tooth that stands out from your smile due to discoloration or an unattractive filing. In most cases, Dr. Pottorff will use a dental crown to protects the tooth and makes it blend in with your surrounding teeth in order to enhance your natural smile.
Other restorative benefits of dental crowns include:
- Protecting a tooth that has been worn because of grinding or pressure
- Anchoring a bridge or dental implant
- Crowns will give you the ability to eat normally again
- They will hold together a cracked tooth and save it from the need for removal
Above all, many patients in Algonquin will seek dental crowns to add length or width to teeth in order to fix misshapen teeth. It’s no wonder, dental crowns continue to make major headway in the field of cosmetic dentistry. For these reasons, Dr. Pottorff will match the crowns to the color of your natural teeth. Then, he will ensure your teeth blend perfectly with your nature teeth. As a result, you will have fully functioning teeth that look natural. More importantly, the crowns will enhance your overall smile and appearance. Dr. Pottorff and his staff will schedule your initial consultation to evaluate if crowns will be right for you.
How long does it take to get a dental crown?
Initially, you will have a consultation with Dr. Pottorff to see if you are a candidate for dental crowns. Then, your dental crown procedure will require two appointments. First, Dr. Pottorff will perform a restructuring procedure that shapes your tooth for the crown. After, he will take an impression of the tooth so the dental laboratory can make a perfectly fitted crown. Meanwhile, Dr. Pottorff will place a temporary crown until your permanent crown is created.
During your next visit, Dr. Pottorff will place the permanent crown to ensure the crown fits well and looks natural. Permanent dental crowns will be custom molded to fit the shape of your teeth. They will be made of porcelain or resin products. Furthermore, the crown will be placed in line with your existing jawline to retain the natural shape of your face.
How do I take care of a dental crown?
It’s no secret, that the best way to care for a crown will be to treat it like a natural tooth with good brushing and flossing habits. In other words, take care of your dental crowns properly to ensure your crowns will last as long as possible. Additionally, you will want to avoid foods that stain, or lifestyle habits such as tobacco use. More importantly, keep your scheduled appointments for dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Pottorff and his staff will remind you of your upcoming scheduled appointment.
Contact Our Office For A Dental Crown Appointment
Furthermore, to learn more about dental crowns, or to find out if you will be a candidate for crowns, visit our blog or call our office! To schedule your dental crown consultation, contact our dental office in Algonquin today at (847) 854-1200. The office staff will be available to answer any questions you have.
For your convenience, we will also service the surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.