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By Dr. James Merlo and Dr. Mary A. Merlo-Murison
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crown  

In need of dental work? Here at the Chicago, IL, practice of dentist Dr. Mary Merlo-Murison, we utilize dental crowns for recreating a tooth’s original color, alignment, and shape. Read on to learn the scenarios in which a crown can benefit your oral health.

Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are fixed devices that are bonded on top of the affected tooth for restoring its functionality. Essentially, their main purpose is to replace certain portions of a damaged tooth. Provided that your affected tooth is capable of supporting a dental crown, your dentist might recommend this treatment option if:

  • You need to undergo root canal treatment.
  • You have a discolored or stained tooth.
  • You have a tooth that has an uneven or awkward shape.
  • You have a weakened tooth that has fractured or is in danger of breaking.

What to Expect with Dental Crowns

You will come in for a consultation at our Chicago, IL, office to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for a dental crown and/or other treatments. If our dentist deems that your case is fit for a dental crown, she will reshape the affected tooth to ensure that a crown can properly fit over it. She’ll then take impressions of your reshaped tooth to figure out the most suitable position, shape, and color for the crown.

You will then be fitted with a temporary crown that you should wear until your permanent crown has been fabricated. During the second visit, your dentist will take off the temporary crown and bond the permanent one in its place. After that, your smile will regain its natural look and feel!

Want to See If You’re Eligible for a Dental Crown?

Arrange a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Mary Merlo-Murison, here in our office at Chicago, IL, by dialing (312) 726-2553.