When you are adding anything to your smile, you want to make sure that you are making changes that look and feel natural for you. Our Elmhurst dentists believe that dental crowns, for example, should be personalized for each individual. Here are some ways in which our team customizes crowns:
It is absolutely critical that the size of your restoration is in harmony with the rest of your smile. When a restoration is too big or too small, the patient tends to alter his or her bite in order to compensate. Over time, this puts strain on both the patient’s natural teeth and jawbone.
Another way that our dental team personalizes restorations is by shaping the composite resin or porcelain to coordinate with your real teeth. Teeth can naturally be more rounded, with softer edges, or angular and pointy. Our team looks to your existing smile and uses your real teeth as guides when we create your restorations.
You do not need to worry about your restoration too white/fake/unnaturally bright. We are able to shade your restoration to match your existing smile exactly. One thing to keep in mind—if you are interested in undergoing professional whitening treatment, you probably want to do so prior to having your crown placed. Once your smile is whitened to your satisfaction, we will shade your restoration to match.
Whether you need a new dental crown or you are replacing old restorations, our Elmhurst dentists can help you achieve optimal results. Use our Contact Us page to learn more or simply give the office a call to speak to a member of our team!