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A crown is a near perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer used by Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher at their Chicago, Illinois clinic to restore a damaged or decayed tooth. It is anchored onto an abutment formed from the internal dentin layer of the tooth. In the case of a tooth that needed endodontic therapy, such as a root canal, the affected tissues will be replaced and the abutment will be formed from a special material called gutta percha.

The specific material, we recommend for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its primary function.

Molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are called upon to do a lot of chewing and grinding of foods. These teeth often need a durable material like gold or base metals to meet their durable demands.

To restore a tooth visible in your smile Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher will often recommend a porcelain crown. If you have an incisor or visible premolar at the edge of your smile, Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher might recommend using a porcelain crown fused to a strong metal core. The metal core can then provide the added strength to bite off tougher foods.

The porcelain material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding, natural teeth. This will help it to resist future stains, making it easy to maintain the tooth’s white appearance.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois area and you have a tooth that needs restoration, you should call 773-478-5520 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher.