Dental Services / Dental Crowns

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Need a Dental Crown in Rockford, IL?

Overcome Dental Decay and Damage with Help from Dr. Tillis and His Team.

Damaged or missing teeth can be restored or enhanced with crowns and bridges. A crown, or cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth, strengthening it and dramatically improving the tooth's appearance, shape and alignment.

Crowns may be used to:

  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

    A dental crown is a custom-made artificial restoration that is used to cover and protect a damaged tooth. It is designed to resemble the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, providing both cosmetic enhancement and functional support.

    Benefits of Dental Crowns

    Dental crowns offer several advantages, including:

    • Restoring the strength, shape, and size of a severely decayed or damaged tooth
    • Improving the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth
    • Enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile
    • Protecting a tooth after root canal treatment
    • Supporting dental bridges to replace missing teeth
    • Providing durability and long-lasting functionality
    The Dental Crown Procedure

    The process of getting a dental crown typically involves the following steps:

    1. Examination and consultation with a dentist
    2. Tooth preparation, which may involve reshaping the tooth to accommodate the crown
    3. Taking impressions or digital scans of the tooth to create a custom crown
    4. Placement of a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being fabricated
    5. Removal of the temporary crown and bonding of the permanent crown using dental cement
    6. Adjustments and bite alignment to ensure proper fit and comfort
    Caring for Dental Crowns

    To maintain the longevity of your dental crown, it is important to:

    • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing daily
    • Avoid biting on hard objects or using your teeth as tools
    • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings

    Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can improve both the function and appearance of your smile. If you have a damaged tooth or wish to enhance your dental aesthetics, consult with a dentist to determine if a dental crown is the right solution for you.