Welcome to Ifantis Dental Care, where Dr. John Ifantis and our team are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Morton Grove, Illinois and the neighboring communities. With our CEREC one-day crowns, you can leave our office with your permanent crown after just one visit to our office.
Wearing a dental crown can improve your smile, whether by covering a damaged tooth (also known as a “cap”) or by covering a dental implant. A dental crown can also be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive. In addition, a dental crown can keep your bite healthy because it keeps your teeth from shifting, which is possible when teeth are missing.
A dental crown can last anywhere between five to fifteen years, depending on a) the composition of your crown material and b) how well you care for your oral health in general. A crown may be created from ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys or base metal alloys. Taking good care of your crown means staying on top of your oral health overall. This means:
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Flossing daily at least once (particularly around the crown area where your gums reach the tooth)
- Avoiding hard foods, biting your fingernails and grinding and clenching your teeth
- Keeping up with routine professional dental cleanings and exams
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, Dr. John Ifantis and our team are ready to brighten your smile with a dental crown. To schedule a visit with our team in Morton Grove, Illinois, please give us a call today at 847-268-4998!