Elmhurst Dentist Tailors Dental Restorations To Suit You

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Aug 17, 2021

Our Elmhurst restorative dentists don’t deliver any one-size-fits-all solutions; in our practice, everything we do is personalized to suit our patients’ unique needs. That means that we customize restorations and replacement teeth in…


Natural teeth come in all kinds of shapes—from blocky, to pointy, to rounded with soft edges. All of these dental shapes can be healthy and attractive; it is our job to make sure that your new restoration is shaped appropriately. This is how we are able to achieve a uniform, harmonious appearance for your smile. 


Another key consideration is whether your restoration “fits in” with your smile as a whole. Obviously, we want your dental crown to look just like your natural teeth, and thus fit in aesthetically. However, we also need to make sure that the literal fit of your crown is healthy and aligned. If you have a restoration that is too big or bulky, it will negatively affect your bite, the long-term health of your natural enamel, and your temporomandibular joints. 


A final aesthetic priority for our dental team is to color-match your restoration with your natural enamel. When you smile, we want your crown to be indistinguishable from your real teeth. If you are unhappy with your current natural tooth shade, talk to your dentist about whitening options. Because restorations cannot be whitened with topical treatments, we need to whiten first, then place the crown.

If you are ready to improve your smile and reclaim oral health, our Elmhurst dentists are here to help you. Remember, thanks to the marvels of modern dentistry, no smile is too far gone!