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If you have an unhealthy tooth, a dental crown is a great option when it comes to fixing it. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is custom made for your specific smile. It replaces your tooth enamel and boosts your tooth’s health and function. To tell you more about dental crowns in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, our dentist, Dr. Rupal Patel, is happy to share the details about dental crown benefits and the treatment involved.

Benefits
Dental crowns can do many things for you and your unhealthy tooth, like:

-Protect a weak tooth from decay or from breaking
-Hold together a cracked or worn-down tooth
-Give a tooth the support it needs to survive
-Hold a dental bridge in the mouth
-Enhance a discolored or unattractive tooth
-Cover a dental implant
-Help a child’s cavity-prone tooth when they have poor oral hygiene

Treatment
Your dentist will start the treatment by numbing the mouth with a numbing agent. Then, he will shave a portion of the tooth enamel so your dental crown fits snugly over the tooth. Next, he will take pictures and impressions of the tooth and will send them to a dental lab. There, lab technicians will craft a crown that is perfect for you. When it’s ready, you will come back to our office to have it cemented over your tooth. While you wait for the crown to be created, you will have a temporary crown placed over your tooth so you can use it.

To learn more about dental crowns or to see if this treatment is right for you, contact Willow Bend Dental Care today. All you need to do is call 847-870-0888 and a member of our dental team will be thrilled to help you. We look forward to giving you the information you want!