Dental Crowns in Dixon

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth to envelop and protect it, to restore the size and shape, strength, and improve its appearance.

Dental Crowns in Dixon

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth to envelop and protect it, to restore the size and shape, strength, and improve its appearance.

Dental Crowns
at Exceptional Dentistry

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth to envelop and protect it, to restore the size and shape, strength, and improve its appearance. A crown is literally a cap for a damaged tooth. When cemented in place, the dental crown will fully encase the complete exposed part of the tooth above your gum line.

At Exceptional Dentistry, our entire staff strives to provide exceptional, affordable, and professional dental care in a welcoming and relaxing environment. Each of us believes that you deserve quality family time so we can achieve and maintain your ultimate smile goals. We will not begin any proposed treatment until you fully understand and agree with the diagnosis and the treatment plan. If a dental crown restoration is a current solution for your oral health care, call us at 815-288-4731. We are conveniently located at 724 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, Il, 61021. We look forward to treating you as a family member with exceptional service.

When we evaluate the crowns of your teeth, we mean the portion of each tooth that is visible above the gumline. When this part is damaged, a dental crown can easily cover the tooth to protect the remaining natural tooth. Dental crowns are colored to match your existing teeth and can be fabricated using a material of choice such porcelain, ceramic, resin, or metal.

Exceptional Dentistry will recommend placing a dental crown if a tooth is damaged from cracking, decay, or fractured. Dental crowns are also beneficial to improve the appearance of an unsightly tooth or to protect weak areas on the surface of the tooth.


Experienced Doctors

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Modernized Dental Care

Our Dixon dentists continuously use advanced and proven dental methods to ensure you receive the highest quality care.


Family-Oriented Practice

Dental care isn't just for adults; it's for kids too! Our dentists in Dixon, IL are happy to treat younger patients.


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Emergencies won't wait for you; you shouldn't have to wait either. Our dentists in 61021 offer same-day treatments for dental emergencies!

Would You Benefit from a Dental Crown?

A dental crown may be necessary in the following situations:

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover a tooth with a large filling when there is not much natural tooth remaining.
  • To restore a tooth that has been worn down.
  • On abutment teeth to support a dental bridge.
  • To accomplish a desired cosmetic improvement.
  • To cover a misshapen or a discolored tooth.
  • To complete a dental implant restoration.

For your child, a dental crown might be used to:

  • Protect a tooth at serious risk for tooth decay, especially if your child has a challenging time keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
  • Save a fragile tooth that is damaged by decay and cannot support a filling.
  • Decrease the amount or frequency of anesthesia for a child unable to cooperate with the requirements of continued dental care because of age, behavior, or medical history.

The Different Materials Used for a Dental Crown

An assortment of materials is used in the fabrication of crowns, including:

  • porcelain
  • ceramic
  • composite resin
  • zirconia
  • metal
  • a combination of materials

When choosing the best material for your crown, Exceptional Dentistry will consider factors like:

  • Where the tooth is located in your mouth.
  • Can you see the tooth when you smile?
  • The health condition of your gum tissue.
  • The function daily of the tooth that needs the crown.
  • How much of the natural tooth remains?
  • The shade and color of the surrounding natural teeth.

Our team will also discuss if you have a personal preference.

The Dental Crown Procedure

Preparing your tooth for a dental crown may require two visits, the first including the examination and the initial preparation of the tooth, the second visit being the final placement of the permanent dental crown.

During the first visit in preparing for your crown, we will take X-rays to confirm the condition of the balance of the tooth and any surrounding bone. If extensive decay is found in the tooth or if there is a risk of infection to the tooth's pulp, a root canal treatment may be necessary before the crown.

Before we start the preparation of the tooth, your Exceptional Dentistry team will administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the immediate surrounding gum tissue. Then the tooth is reshaped to make room for the crown. The actual amount of the natural tooth removed will depend on the crown material chosen. If a big part of the tooth is missing, we will first use a filling material to build up the tooth to support your dental crown.

After reshaping the tooth, we then make an impression of the tooth. Sometimes we can make this impression with a digital scanner. Impressions of the neighboring teeth will also be made to ensure that the crown will not affect your bite alignment. We will also determine the shade that matches the color of your neighboring teeth.

The scans or impressions are sent to a dental lab where the crown will be fabricated. The finished custom crown is returned to us in a couple of weeks. At the first visit we will place a temporary crown to cover and protect the fragile tooth while the crown is being created. These temporary crowns are made of acrylic.

On your second visit, Exceptional Dentistry will remove the temporary crown and confirm the color and fit of the permanent crown. If everything is approved, local anesthetic may be used again, and the new crown is permanently cemented in place.

Life Expectancy of a Dental Crown

The expected life of a dental crown depends on a variety of different variables. If you continue to exercise a good oral hygiene routine, brushing your twice daily, flossing once a day, and avoiding hard items that might crack the surface of teeth, your crown can last several decades. The average life expectancy is between 5-15 years, but dental crowns have easily lasted 30 years with proper maintenance.

Your Satisfaction Make Our Services Exceptional

The entire staff at Exceptional Dentistry pays deliberate attention to all details when it comes to providing you with superior dental care. We will review your oral health history, capture digital images to document continued history, and always discuss any diagnosis, treatment options, and financing and insurance benefits. We want you to make educated and informed decisions about your dental care. If a dental crown restoration is a current solution for your oral health care, give our office a call at 815-288-4731. We are also easy to find at 724 N. Brinton Ave, Dixon, Il, 61021. We treat all patients as family with exceptional treatment.