Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Affordable Dental Crowns in Peoria, IL

Porcelain dental crowns are caps or coverings which encase the surface of tooth in an effort to restore the tooth to its natural size and shape. A porcelain dental crown serves to both protect and strengthen the structure of a tooth that is unable to be restored using standard fillings or other forms of dental restoration.

The standard porcelain dental crown is extremely durable and is known to endure several years. However, like most forms of dental restoration, dental crowns may need to be replaced in the distant future. Porcelain dental crowns are formed to match the exact size, shape, color of the tooth, offering a more natural look. Although there are many different styles of crowns, porcelain dental crowns are among the most common. This is because they are colored to match the tooth and reflect a natural smile.

Reasons to Consider Dental Crowns:

  • Fix broken or fractured teeth.
  • Provide cosmetic enhancement.
  • Correct decayed teeth.
  • Repair fractured fillings.
  • Aid large fillings.
  • Help a tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a Dental crown involve?

  • Traditional Lab Crowns
    • The process of getting a dental crown typically requires two separate dental appointments. During the initial appointment, a dentist will extract any old fillings or decay. The dentist will then shape the outer surfaces of the tooth to enable the crown to properly fit over the tooth. Impressions are then taken using impression material or by a digital impression method using a laser scanner. A temporary dental crown will be created and applied as a the final step.
    • After two weeks, patients will revisit the office for the application of the permanent porcelain dental crown. This is a quicker procedure than the latter appointment.
  • CEREC / Same Day Crown / Single Visit
    • We also offer the option for a crown in one visit. This process is identical to the first visit described above with the traditional crowns, but rather than making a temporary crown, we make the final one. Using CAD/CAM technology, we are able to fabricate the final restoration in a little under an hour.