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When a tooth is affected by a large cavity, a secondary area of tooth decay, a missing filling, or dental fracture it can cause significant discomfort. In a situation like this you should not delay in seeking professional dental care from Dr. David A. Browne. If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised, he might recommend repairing the tooth with a dental crown restoration. This special treatment will effectively replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate material.

Most dental crowns are made from dental porcelain, gold, or a special alloy of base metals. The specific material that Dr. David A. Browne advocates for your dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth as well as its prevalence in your smile. If the restored tooth will play a prominent role in your smile Dr. David A. Browne might recommend a porcelain dental crown. This special material can be shaded to look like the natural tooth enamel of your surrounding teeth.

If a premolar or other tooth at the edge of your smile needs additional reinforcement, Dr. David A. Browne might recommend a porcelain dental crown that is fused with a metal core. This will give the tooth the added integrity to bite, chew, and grind tough foods. Dental crowns made from gold and base metal alloys are known for their durability. This sometimes makes them the preferred choice for restoring one of the molars in the back of your mouth.

If you live in the McHenry, Illinois, area and you have a distressed tooth in need of treatment, you should call 815-344-6811 to schedule an appointment at David A. Browne, DDS, PC.