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As the years go by, a tooth can be altered by chips, fractures, cavities, old fillings, or cosmetic imperfections. Any one of these things can cause physical and even psychological distress. In many of these cases, Dr. Richard Mantoan might recommend treating or restoring it with a dental crown.

This will completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate dental material. The specific material Dr. Mantoan recommends for the dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its primary function.

A porcelain dental crown is often used to restore the enamel of a tooth that is visible in your smile. If a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth has been compromised, the dentist might need to restore it with a crown made from a durable base metal or gold alloy.

Dental crowns are typically created in a dental lab. Once Dr. Mantoan cements the crown into place with a strong adhesive, the crown will protect the tooth for many years.

If you live in the Flossmoor, Illinois, area, and you have a tooth in need of treatment or restoration, you should call 708-794-4253 to schedule an appointment with the dental professionals at Southland Smiles.