Joliet, Plainfield, Cresthill, Aurora

Crowns are permanently “glued” material of porcelain/porcelain fused to metal over a tooth that has been treated to receive a crown by the dentist.

Bridges are teeth that are crowned but are in a framework, serving to replace one or more missing tooth/teeth.


A tooth may be planned to receive a crown for the following reasons:

  • Extensive decay- This may be because it has a lot of cavities, and fillings are not in the best interest of the tooth anymore
  • Failed fillings with recurrent decay- When an existing large filling is getting a decay around it again, the tooth may be better of getting a crown, than getting a filling
  • Root canal treated tooth- When a tooth has gotten a root canal treatment procedure, it becomes weaker because it has lost its blood and nerve supply, and has no means of remineralization. Also, the decay around it might be extensive, predisposing it to high risk of fracture. To prevent a potential fracture, crowns are recommended as standard of care following root canal treatment procedures.


The following are types of crowns we might propose, based on individual presentations:

  • All ceramic/Porcelain: IPS/Emax, zirconia, Bruxer crowns
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal(PFM): metals may be noble, semi-noble or non-precious.

Crown ’em or lose ’em!

Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond!

-Miguel De Cervantes 



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 815-782-6243.