Metal Free Dental Crowns / Caps / Bridges

  • Hand-made which provides longer longevity.
  • Tanaka Labs (which is by invitation only – They are the foremost recognized laboratory in the world) which provides the most accurately and cosmetically (aesthetic) pleasing products in the world.
  • Fixed Prosthodontics -/- Crowns – All Metal-Free Restorations
    • Full Coverage Crown
    • ¾ Coverage Crown
    • Veneers – ½ Crown – Visible side of the tooth
    • Overlay Coverage Crown (Very conservative type of Crown)
    • Onlay Coverage Crown (Much more conservative type of Crown)
    • Inlay Coverage Crown (Most conservative type of Crown)


What’s a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that’s placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to revive its form and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, absolutely encase the whole perceivable bit of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.


Why Is a Dental Crown Required?

A dental crown might be required in the following circumstances:

  1. To guard a fragile or rotten tooth ( for example, from decay ) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  2. To revive an already damaged tooth or a tooth which has been seriously worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a huge filling when there is not a lot of tooth left
  4. To hold a permanent dental bridge in place.
  5. To cover malformed or seriously discolored teeth
  6. To cover a dental implant
  7. To make a cosmetic alteration


How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?


Normally dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. The lifespan of a crown depends upon the quantity of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral cleanliness practices, and your personal mouth-related habits ( you have got to avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your teeth, gnawing ice, biting nails, and using your teeth to open packages ).


Does a Crowned Tooth Need Good Care?


While a crowned tooth doesn’t need any care, remember that just because a tooth is crowned doesn’t imply the fundamental tooth has protection from decay or gum illness. Continue to follow good oral cleanliness practices, including brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day and flossing once per day — particularly around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. Some antibacterial mouth washes can also help.


What Steps Are Concerned in Preparing a Tooth for a Crown?


Preparing a tooth for a crown usually needs 2-3 visits to the dentist — step one involves inspecting and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown. More complicated cases will involve a try-in prior to the placement appoinment.


First Visit: Inspecting and preparing the tooth.

At the 1st visit in preparation for a crown, the dentist may take 1 or 2 X-rays to examine the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has intensive decay or if there’s a likelihood of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed.


Before the method of making a crown starts, the dentist will anesthetize ( numb ) the tooth and the gum tissue round the tooth. Next, the tooth receiving the crown is filed down along the chewing surface and sides to make space for the crown. The amount removed relies on the sort of crown used. If, from the other perspective, an enormous area of the tooth is missing ( due to decay or damage ), the dentist will use filling bio-material to “build up” the tooth to support the crown.


After reshaping the tooth, the dentist will utilize a paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth to order the crown. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to get the dental crown also will be made to make certain the crown won’t influence your bite.


The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the crown will be made. The crown is generally returned to the dentist’s office in 3 – 5 weeks. If the crown is made from porcelain, the dentist will also choose the shade that most closely matches the color of the bordering teeth. In this first office visit the dentist will make a non-permanent crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the crown is being made. Non-permanent crowns generally are made from a bio-compatible composite and are fixed in place employing a non-permanent cement.


2nd Visit: Receiving the permanent dental crown.

At the second visit, your dentist will take away the non-permanent crown and check the fit and color of the permanent crown. If everything is satisfactory, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented.

Environmental & Biological Dentistry
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Park Ridge, IL 60068 (ten minutes from O' Hare International Airport)
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