Dental Crowns (Caps): Purpose and Procedure Involved

Tooth decay is a prevailing dental problem faced by many worldwide. It can lead to damage to the tooth structure and, if left untreated, can involve the deeper tissues like the pulp. Dental crowns play a crucial role in restoring severely decayed teeth since they help build up the damaged teeth to their original shape and size. 

Get your teeth restored with our state-of-the-art dental crowns in Buffalo Grove that effectively restore the form and function of your severely damaged teeth. 

Porcelain crowns are gaining momentum due to their aesthetics.

Of all the dental crowns available, porcelain crowns are the most preferred ones. These tooth-colored caps help restore the original shape and size of the decayed teeth. It helps protect and strengthen the teeth that cannot be restored with regular fillings. 

Porcelain crowns are highly durable (though they may need replacement once in 5 to 10 years) and are customized according to the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. These crowns revive your smile and enhance your overall appearance. 

Dental crowns are recommended for the following purposes.

Dental crowns are most often recommended for the following purposes:

  • To restore broken or fractured teeth
  • To aesthetically enhance your facial profile
  • To restore badly decayed teeth
  • To replace large fillings that are prone to frequent fractures 
  • To cover teeth that have undergone root canal therapy 

Getting a dental crown is a simple and noninvasive procedure.

Getting a dental crown requires two appointments. 

During your first visit

  • Your dentist will numb the affected tooth if it is severely damaged and sensitive.
  • The decayed portion will be carefully excavated, and the tooth surface will be cleaned.
  • If the decay involves the pulp, your dentist will perform root canal therapy to remove the pulp tissue and clean the root canals.
  • The tooth is prepared using dental burs to give a specific shape so that the crown can fit well.
  • Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to fabricate the crown.
  • A temporary crown will be placed using temporary cement until the permanent crown is fabricated.

During the second visit

  • Your dentist will remove the temporary crown carefully.
  • The permanent crown will be placed.
  • The bite will be checked for the presence of any high points.
  • If present, the high points will be managed accordingly.


Crowns are excellent dental restorations where you can preserve your natural tooth structure, in addition to restoring the function. Porcelain crowns help provide tooth-colored replacements that enhance your smile aesthetics and overall appearance.