Crowns

Eric N. Bloom, DDS

Family Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Glenview, IL

Damaged, missing, or uneven teeth can make it hard to chew and make you feel uncomfortable with your smile. Eric N. Bloom, DDS, can restore the function, feel, and beauty of your teeth with high-grade dental crowns. At his practice in Glenview, Illinois, Dr. Bloom and his expert team use their technical skill to repair even the most severe dental problems with premium crown materials and flawless cosmetic detail. To see if crowns can help your dental problems, contact the office online or by phone to schedule an appointment right away.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, reliably provide long-lasting repair or restoration of functionally damaged, cosmetically undesirable, and even missing teeth. Made of high-grade porcelain, the crown sits on top of or surrounds a tooth or implant and is bonded using dental cement.

After getting a crown, your teeth feel and look natural while your bite and smile are fully restored. If the underlying tooth is still healthy, Dr. Bloom may recommend an onlay, an even less invasive procedure.

Why would I need a dental crown?

Crowns are an effective, reliable, and versatile solution to a variety of dental problems. With Dr. Bloom’s expertise, he uses crowns to address conditions, including:

  • Missing teeth
  • Broken or decaying teeth
  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Damaged pre-existing crowns or fillings
  • Teeth with root canal fillings at risk of breaking
  • Cosmetic issues unsuitable for veneers

With decades of experience, a commitment to the best techniques, and a focus on your comfort and happiness, Dr. Bloom and his team can develop a personalized plan to have you looking and feeling your best with dental crowns.

How do dental crowns work?

If following a consultation, you and Dr. Bloom determine that a crown or onlay is right for you, he can use digital dentistry to perform the procedure within that same visit.

First, Dr. Bloom and his team remove any decay, shape your tooth, and take an impression using a camera that’s used to make a digital model of your tooth via the CEREC method.

Next, the digital model is used to mill a personalized, high-grade ceramic partial or full crown. You can even watch while you wait.

Once the crown is complete, Dr. Bloom fits and adjusts the crown to ensure it looks and feels just right. Finally, he uses dental cement to bond the crown.

The procedure may cause some irritation or inflammation, and you may experience some sensitivity, but this subsides within a few days. In most cases, you can enjoy a regular meal that evening.

This long-lasting solution is undetectable, even to your loved ones. With proper hygiene and regular checkups, your crown keeps your tooth healthy and your smile beautiful for decades.

If you have any dental problems, contact Dr. Bloom today to see if a dental crown can help.