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How dental crowns from your dentists in Naperville, Illinois can strengthen your smile
Dental crowns have a number of uses, ranging from restoring a damaged smile to replacing old, large metal fillings. If your teeth could use a little touching up, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Fariha Querishi, and Dr. Amir Daneshat at Dental Pointe Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Naperville, IL, offer dental crowns and other restorative/cosmetic dental services to strengthen your smile!
More about Dental Crowns
You may need dental crowns if you have:
- Teeth that are badly broken or cracked
- Large, leaking metal or tooth-colored fillings
- Teeth that have had root canals
- Excessively worn down, eroded teeth
If you have had substantial damage and lost a lot of tooth structure, your dentist may need to place a metal post in your tooth to create a metal foundation for your new crown. This procedure is known as a crown build-up.
A crown can protect even badly damaged teeth, giving you back the strong chewing function that will allow you to enjoy the foods that you love. At Dental Pointe Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, you can choose a few different materials for your crown. Consider:
- Full porcelain, if you want the most natural-looking, beautifully aesthetic dental crown material; porcelain is light-reflective and looks virtually identical to natural tooth enamel. A full porcelain crown blends perfectly with your smile.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal, also known as a PFM crown, if you want the additional strength of metal. PFM crowns lose some of the light-reflective quality of full porcelain because of the metal, so they are an excellent choice for posterior teeth.
To find out more about what dental crowns can do for you, just pick up your phone and call the dentists at Dental Pointe Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Naperville, IL. Dial (630) 333-9571 today to get started on your new smile!
If you need a cavity filled, there is an alternative for metal fillings at Dental Pointe in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Rani Seeth and Dr. Sarah Janowski are pleased to offer their patients cosmetic fillings, which are durable and attractive. More information about this treatment is available here:
What are cosmetic fillings?
If a cavity is located on a visible tooth, or a patient does not want a metal filling, cosmetic fillings are an excellent way to conceal dental work. Cosmetic fillings are made from a mixture of plastics (hence their alternative name, composite fillings) and are off-white to blend in better with natural teeth. The materials used for cosmetic fillings are comparable to metal in terms of durability but are much less conspicuous. Patients can also have their metal fillings replaced with cosmetic ones to improve their appearance.
How are cosmetic fillings applied?
The process for placing cosmetic fillings at your Naperville dentist is basically the same as placing those made from metal. Dr. Seeth or Dr. Janowski will start by taking x-rays to determine the location and degree of decay on your tooth. Anesthetic will be used to numb the surrounding area. Your Naperville dentist will use a handheld tool to remove the decay and will finish the process by placing the cosmetic filling material in the resulting space. The final step involves a specialized light being situated on the tooth to harden the filling material. The entire procedure usually takes about a half hour and there is no downtime afterward.
If you think you might have a cavity, don't put off having it treated. With cosmetic fillings, you can smile with confidence because you no longer have to settle for a prominent metal restoration. Contact Dental Pointe in Naperville for a totally new and innovative approach to cavity treatment.