Crowns Specialist

If you have a damaged tooth that is too weak to hold a filling, you may need a restorative crown to protect the health of your teeth. At Dental Impressions in the Gage Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Shafeeq Bader offers affordable restorative and cosmetic dental services, including crowns, to protect your oral health. When you come to see him, he evaluates the condition of the damaged tooth and places the crown in a comfortable office environment. Schedule an evaluation online or by phone to learn more about available services to repair damaged teeth.

Crowns Q & A

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What is a crown?

A crown is a restorative dental device that covers a damaged tooth. It can improve the appearance of your tooth and make it stronger.

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, resin, porcelain, and even stainless steel. For cosmetic reasons, most crowns are tooth-colored porcelain or ceramic.

Why would I need a crown?

Crowns are useful when you have a tooth with a large filling, but there’s not enough of your natural tooth to hold it securely. You may also need a crown if you require a bridge, but the surrounding teeth aren’t strong enough to support it.

If you have badly discolored or misshapen teeth, Dr. Bader may use a crown to cover it.

What happens during a crown placement?

You need two visits with Dr. Bader to successfully place a dental crown.

During your first visit, Dr. Bader makes an impression of your teeth. This is the mold the dental lab uses to custom-make a crown. While you're waiting for the permanent crown, Dr. Bader installs a temporary one until your next visit.

During your second visit, Dr. Bader removes the temporary crown and prepares your tooth. That involves removing a surface layer and shaping your tooth to fit the crown, then positioning the new crown to ensure a good fit. Using a special dental adhesive, Dr. Bader attaches the new crown and seals it into place.

Will getting a crown hurt?

Dr. Bader ensures your comfort throughout the procedure by administering a local anesthetic before preparing your tooth. The process shouldn’t feel much different than getting a filling.

Does the crown work like a regular tooth?

Once Dr. Bader permanently places your crown, it will look and act like a real tooth. The dental lab shades the tooth to match your tooth color, and it won’t look much different than your natural teeth.

Following the procedure, you may need a few days to get used to the feel of the new crown. Otherwise, you care for your crown just as you would your other teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. With proper care, your crown should last for many years.

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    "Took my whole family. The place was clean, the staff professional, and the dentist was very kind. Definitely going back and would recommend it to everyone."

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    "Dentist is super nice, very attentive, patient, and very professional. Staff is super sweet. I love coming to this place."

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    "I've been coming to Dental Impressions for over 5 years. Dr. Bader is great and the staff are friendly."

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    "I hated going to the dentist, but going here I feel comfortable. Pain free!! Dr. Bader is so sweet, patient, and professional."

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    "I love going to this dentist. The people working there are so polite and they are on top of everything. I would highly recommend it."

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    "Dr. Bader is a fantastic dentist. He really cares about my smile and oral health. I wished I had seen him earlier in my life."

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    "Outstanding dentist. Competent and courteous staff. Don't bother looking for a dentist, Dr. Bader should be your obvious choice."

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    "I've been coming to this office for several years now and it's always a wonderful experience. The staff is fantastic! I highly recommend Dental Impressions!"

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Location
Dental Impressions
5430 South Kedzie Avenue
Gage Park

Chicago, IL 60632
Phone: 773-432-8108
Fax: 773-925-0670
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