What are Dental Crowns?
When a tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes referred to as a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover and restore the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At Weller Dental in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, a crown can treat tooth decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller creates custom crowns with a choice of materials to meet your goals, including metal, porcelain, and metal covered with porcelain. Most crowns at Weller Dental are made metal free and utilizing the most up to date, strongest materials available to the marketplace. Make an appointment with Dr. Weller to find out how a custom dental crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also enhancing the total appearance and health of your mouth.
What are the Benefits?
Dental crowns are one of the most common and popular restorative dental treatments at our Chicago area office. Dental crowns offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits. They are often necessary to restore broken down old fillings or to treat fractured or chipped teeth, as well are used following root canal therapy. They can also be used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, mispositioned or discolored. Below is a list of the benefits dental crowns can offer our patients:
- They protect a weak tooth from decay
- They hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- They strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure
- They restore a broken tooth or one that is worn down
- They cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- They hold a dental bridge in place
- They cover a misshapen or discolored tooth or a dental implant
- They make a cosmetic modification
Dental Crowns Reviews
"I have been going to Dr. Weller for over 15 years. He has done the cosmetic teeth for my implants and crowns. He is so good that I have had people compliment my temporaries let alone how my permanent teeth turned out. I think Dr. Weller is the best in his field. He is meticulous and précises about everything he does and he cares about all his patients. I wouldn't go to anyone else."- R.M. / Demandforce / Aug 11, 2013
"Excellent. Expert care - from crownes to teeth cleaning, friendly staff, pleasant facility.Would definately recommend the services of Dr Weller and his staff to my friends."- M.R. / Demandforce / Jun 03, 2015
"Dr. Burns was amazing. Friendly, helpful and nice. Happy to have him as my denttist."- R. / ZocDoc / Jul 26, 2017
"Dr. Weller has been my dentist for 10 years and I've had cavities, a chipped tooth, a root canal/crown, and Invisalign during that time and he's taken great care of my teeth throughout it all. From the simple cleanings to the bigger procedures and everything in between I highly recommend Weller Dental. They have top notch and caring assistants and dental hygienists, and Dr Weller is the right balance of caring and professional. I also love that he doesn't try to make me do more than I want - only what's necessary without pushing for procedures unless they're really needed. Great dentist!"- A.A. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"Weller Dental is the only place I will go back to for Dental Work. He has repaired a crown with artistic precision and been a pleasure to go to for almost 4 years. He has made a joy of Dental work and he stands behind his craft."- N.B. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
Am I a Candidate?
A crown may be wanted or needed in several different ways. They may be placed to cover a decaying tooth to prevent it from chipping or it may hold together an already cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also cover a worn-down or loose tooth. They may be used to strengthen a tooth that has a lot of decay and will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or hide discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be glued over your tooth or connected by an implant. The crown's material is chosen with consideration to where it is being placed. All Porcelain crowns are as strong as those fused to metal (PFM) used in the past. We can still utilize porcelain over metal if a patient prefers but this is not the norm at Weller Dental. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often selected for most teeth in our practice and custom made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth. In your consult, Dr. Weller will explain your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your budget and needs.
What can I expect?
Weller Dental has helped many men and women improve oral health and teeth appearance through our exceptional cosmetic and restorative treatments. Dr. Weller has extensive experience in dental crowns in Chicago and provides personalized care for satisfying results.
- We offer various types of dental crowns including all porcelain crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and all-metal crowns to suit your needs.
- Dr. Weller will assess your oral health and/or cosmetic requirements in order to help you make the right choice.
- Our dental crowns are fabricated at a professional dental laboratory to ensure the best quality.
- Dental crown procedures normally require two visits:
- During your first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown, an impression is made of the tooth, and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth.
- At the subsequent visit, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is fitted, adjusted and cemented into place.
Once set, Dr. Weller can adjust the crown's fit so it is comfortable. Dental crowns look and function like your real tooth. They are made to last for years and can improve your dental health while providing an aesthetically appealing result.
What is the Follow Up?
Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave our office once the procedure is done and continue your daily activities. Dr. Weller or a member of his team will teach you how to care for your dental crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning methods. During your yearly examinations at Weller Dental, Dr. Weller will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. During your routine dental cleanings, your dental crowns will be looked at and will be cleaned just like any other tooth. With a good at-home dental routine and consistent in-office dental check-ups, your dental crowns should last for years to come.
Can I Use my Insurance?
Based on your insurance coverage, a portion of your treatment costs may be paid for by your provider. After contacting your insurance carrier, we can calculate your remaining costs. At your consult, Dr. Weller will help you select the best crown material that suits your needs and budget. A member of our financial team can also talk with you about payment methods along with financing to help make your procedure more affordable.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,600
- Recovery Time
- 2 Hours
- How Long It Takes
- 1 Hour
- Follow Up Time
- 3 Weeks
Ready for a Consultation?
Dental crowns can help restore shape, size, and strength of teeth as well as enhance your overall look. Teeth impact your oral health as well as your smile and facial appearance. It is the first thing people notice when you speak. If you are looking for a long-term solution to weak, chipped or broken teeth, this might be exactly what you need. Talk to Dr. Weller about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your other teeth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a customized crown can blend with your teeth for a beautiful smile. Contact our team in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL to make an appointment with dentist Dr. Weller.