Elmhurst Dentist Talks About Things To Consider When Getting A Dental Crown

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jun 14, 2022

Dental restorations can help your smile look whole and feel healthy again. The key is to get a crown that is personalized to fit your needs. Learn more about the things our Elmhurst dentists focus on when crafting custom crowns…

Natural Tooth Shape 

Because it is so important for dental crowns to look natural and blend in with adjacent teeth, our team uses the patient’s existing smile for inspiration when crafting a crown. We will mirror your existing dental shapes so that your restoration, once in place, blends in seamlessly.


It is also vitally important that your dental restorations are sized to work well with your smile. What does this mean? Well, it means we want the crown to look like it’s the same size as your real teeth. However, it also means that the crown is sized in such a way that the patient’s bite isn’t disrupted. When a crown is too large, for example, you may notice that your crown hits or your natural teeth too early in the bite process.

Adjacent Teeth  

It is especially important for our team to make sure that your crown coordinates with the natural teeth surrounding it. If, for example, you want to whiten your existing smile, it’s a good idea to do this before your crown is placed. Remember that dental restorations cannot be lightened with teeth whitening treatments, so we want to match your crown to your post-whitening smile.

You don’t have to live with broken or infected teeth; there is a better way! Please reach out to our Elmhurst dentists to get more information on all of your restorative dentistry options, including crowns. We look forward to speaking with you!