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Kewanee Family Dentistry
414 S. Chestnut St.
Kewanee, IL 61443
(309) 853-3393
Fax: (309) 852-4060
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Crowns

Severe tooth decay, failing large fillings, cracks, and extreme wear are all indications for a dental crown. When the structural integrity of a tooth can not be restored with a filling, Dr. Nguyen will recommend a crown.

Our office utilizes CEREC technology. CEREC is an advanced dental computer software technology that fabricates all-porcelain, tooth-colored, crowns in just one dental visit. Dr. Nguyen will design your metal-free crown using 3D imaging software and then mill the crown from a solid block of pressed porcelain in the office. Melinda or Belen will then custom stain and glaze your crown to match your neighboring teeth. The crown is then placed into a ceramic oven to harden the porcelain before it is bonded to your tooth. Dr. Nguyen believes that when properly placed, these beautiful, strong crowns can properly restore your teeth back to natural form and function.

If you need a crown on a front tooth, where aesthetics are important, or a back tooth that experiences very heavy chewing forces, Dr. Nguyen may recommend a crown fabricated by a dental laboratory. He will discuss with you the best material options for your teeth.

When crowns are fabricated by a dental laboratory, you will need two dental appointments. First, Dr. Nguyen will prepare your tooth, take impressions, and place a temporary crown while the lab fabricates your permanent crown. At your second appointment, Dr. Nguyen will place your final restoration.