We do everything we can to conserve and protect your natural teeth for as long as possible. In some cases, patients have a tooth or teeth that are badly damaged and require porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to help restore the function and esthetics to your smile. Over the decades that we’ve been providing dental care to patients in Peotone, we’ve found that crowns are a very reliable way to repair a wide variety of dental problems.
Some crowns do require more than one appointment, while others can be completed same-day thanks to our CEREC® technology. We always assess your situation and needs to make the best possible decision for you based on your schedule and your budget. In most cases, traditional crowns take about two visits to our office. At your first appointment, we’ll remove any decay, prepare your tooth for your new crown, and then fit it with a temporary restoration. When you come to see us for your next visit, we’ll get rid of the temporary crown and replace it with custom, porcelain crown that blends perfectly with your natural teeth. The good news is crowns can last 20 or 30 years!