What are dental crowns (caps)?

Dr. Brian Homann may suggest a dental crown (cap) to treat moderate to severe tooth decay or damage. A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a damaged tooth, completely encasing it up the gumline. Dental crowns are especially useful for:

  • Holding a broken tooth together
  • Preventing a weakened tooth from breaking
  • Repairing extensive tooth decay and damage
  • Enhancing the natural appearance of your smile
  • Anchoring a dental bridge
  • Completing a dental implant

We offer high-quality dental crowns in Elk Grove Village, Illinois to restore the shape, function, and appearance of your smile.

How are dental crowns (caps) made?

Each dental crown is custom made to perfectly fit the damaged tooth. It generally takes two visits to our dental office to make and apply a dental crown. During your first appointment, we will reshape your tooth so the dental crown will fit properly, take impressions of the tooth, and send the impressions to a high-tech dental laboratory where your dental crown will be made.  We will place a temporary crown over your tooth while waiting for the permanent crown. During your second appointment, Dr. Brian Homann makes sure the dental crown fits properly. He will then cement it into place. To learn more about the advantages of dental crowns, we invite you to call our dental office today. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier smile!