To restore a fractured tooth, root canaled tooth, severely decayed tooth, or to replace a large filling, consider a dental crown in Munster, IN to refine your smile. Dr. Miller is a prosthodontist with over 20 years of experience in restorative dentistry. Dental crowns are just one of many treatment options we can provide. Our office uses the latest technology to craft beautiful, functioning, custom crowns. Dr. Miller works with you at every step of your treatment to ensure your comfort and satisfaction, and to give you results you’ll love.
Curious about crowns? Get in touch with us today to schedule your dental exam.
What Exactly are Dental Crowns?
When a tooth structure is compromised, a dental crown will rebuild the tooth to its ideal shape and function. A dental crown can be made of metal, ceramic, or ceramic covering metal and is designed to fit seamlessly over your natural tooth. Dr. Miller will prepare your natural tooth, take a detailed impression, and send it out to our skilled laboratories to fabricate your final restoration. Once completed, Dr. Miller will cement your crown into place and restore your tooth back to its natural shape and function. A quality crown is virtually impossible to distinguish from a natural tooth. It may also be just what you need to save a tooth from being extracted.
When Would I Need a Dental Crown?
There are a variety of reasons you might need or benefit from having a dental crown placed.
From a functional standpoint, dental crowns can:
- Crown a tooth treated with root canal therapy
- Cover a dental implant
- Attach to a bridge
- Replace a large filling when minimal tooth structure remains
- Restore a tooth with a large cavity
- Restore a tooth with a large fracture
Dental crowns can also improve minor physical flaws in your smile, such as:
- Chipped tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- A poorly shaped tooth
What Can I Expect from a Dental Crown Fitting?
Dr. Miller and her team are dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care to make your dental experience as stress-free as possible. At your consultation following your comprehensive examination, Dr. Miller will review in detail the necessity, benefits, and process of a dental crown. She will answer any questions you have to help you fully understand your treatment.
Dr. Miller starts by thoroughly examining your mouth and the problematic tooth in question. Once it is determined that a dental crown is necessary to save your tooth, we will discuss the process and any concerns you may have. At your first appointment your tooth will be prepared to make room for your crown. A temporary crown is placed over your prepared tooth to keep it protected while our expert laboratories construct your final crown.
When completed, your dental crown will be tried in and adjusted if necessary. Once you and Dr. Miller are satisfied with the appearance and fit, it will be cemented into place, restoring your tooth back to its natural shape and function.