Restore Your Smile With Dental Crowns

By Thomas R. Boyd, DDS
March 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Wear and tear, injuries, and the natural aging process can put a toll on your smile after a while. Dental crowns can resolve a wide range dental crownsof cosmetic and functional problems. Dr. Thomas Boyd offers a number of effective restorative treatments at his Peoria, IL practice, including dental crowns. You may discover that crowns are the ideal solution to shore up and repair your smile.

Restoring Your Smile with Crowns
A tooth has several layers: the outer enamel, dentin, pulp (the soft tissue inside of the tooth) and the root. A dental crown is designed to act as the outer layer of your tooth when it is damaged or discolored—it protects the inner layers. A crown can be made of porcelain or a ceramic material. Porcelain is considered the optimal choice because of how similar it looks to a natural tooth, and because it is very durable.

Benefits of Crowns
Your Peoria dentist will likely recommend dental crowns in your treatment plan if you have a cracked, chipped, deeply stained or recently infected tooth. A crown is beneficial for the following reasons:

- It protects the tooth from future damage (very resilient).
- It gives the tooth a clean, white, smooth and polished appearance.
- It gives the inner parts of your tooth a chance to heal and get stronger.
- It can last many years with proper care.

Just a Couple of Visits
The process of getting a dental implant only requires a couple of relatively short visits to the dentist. Because it’s custom to your smile, your dentist has to get an impression of your tooth after it is prepared to receive the crown. You’ll wear a temporary covering until your permanent crown is finished. At the second visit, it will be bonded with dental cement, and you’ll go home with a stronger and better-looking set of teeth.

Call Today for Crowns
Join the countless Americans who wear crowns either for cosmetic reasons or to repair their damaged teeth. Call (309) 691-8033 today to schedule a crown consultation appointment with Dr. Boyd at his Peoria, IL dental office.


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