Dental Crowns O’Fallon IL

Dental Restorations with Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

With CEREC technology, Dr. Schillinger can restore damaged teeth or enhance your smile with bio−compatible, tooth−colored materials in a single appointment.

The CEREC Acquisition Unit is mobile and houses a medical grade computer and the CEREC camera. Your dentist uses the camera to take a digital picture of your prepared tooth. This picture is used instead of a traditional impression. This means no impression tray and material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC 3D software converts the digital picture to a three dimensional virtual model of your prepped tooth. We then design your restoration right on screen using the software while you wait (and watch!). This software can design any single tooth restoration: crowns, inlays (fillings), onlays (partial crowns), and veneers. Once the restoration is designed, usually about 5 minutes,  and the design data is communicated to the CEREC Milling Unit.

Dr. Schillinger selects a ceramic block that matches the shade of the tooth being repaired. He then inserts the block into the Milling Unit. The data from the Acquisition Unit is used to direct two diamond coated burs to carve the block into the indicated shape of the restoration.

This process usually takes 8 to 18 minutes depending on the size and type of restoration. After the milling is finished, Dr. Schillinger polishes the finished filling or crown and bonds it into place.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of Dental crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

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Patient Testimonial by Sarah P.

If I could give Dr. Schillinger more than 5 stars I would. He is very friendly but also an excellent dentist. I highly recommend his practice.

- Sarah P.

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Patient Testimonial by Don M

As usual, great service. Painless. Crown fits perfect. Doctor and staff amazing. Best place to go for dental work!!!

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no problems

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Patient Testimonial by Tina G

This has been my dentist office for nine years and they have really helped me with my anxiety and gag reflex. They are patient and work with me. Initially I had to have four cleanings a year, with their help and guidance, I'm now down to two cleanings a year. Over the years, I've had teeth extractions and a crown and everything went smoothly and pain free. They really helped improve my gums and overall mouth health.

- Tina G

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