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Office Hours

Monday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday Closed Except Emergencies
Saturday 8:00 AM1:00 PM
Sunday Closed Except Emergencies

At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

Dental Crowns Mchenry, Crystal Lake

The utmost aim of every dental procedure is to preserve natural teeth. The dentist follows a number of types of restorative procedures to repair/reestablish the damaged tooth structure. Among the different types of restorations, dental crowns are recommended when the teeth are so weak that they cannot sustain on their own. Do you have toothache? Is your tooth injured? Make an appointment and meet our dentist. Our dental crowns in McHenry, IL have helped patients regain a healthy smile during similar instances. We offer dental crowns that suit the needs of the patients who visit us from different corners of the city and Crystal Lake, IL. Speak to our dentist to know more about how dental crowns can restore your damaged tooth.

When are dental crowns needed?

There are a number of instances when a dental crown may be recommended. A tooth, which is badly decayed, may require large fillings to reestablish the damaged part. In such cases a dental crown may be necessary to support the functions of tooth. A tooth, which has an infected pulp, needs to undergo root canal treatment. This weakens the tooth. A dental crown is required to protect the tooth from falling out. The dentist may suggest the use of dental crown when the tooth is broken into pieces. The dentist may restore the tooth using appropriate bonding materials and use a crown to hold the tooth in place.

Dental crowns – Materials

Metals and porcelain are the most widely used materials in the manufacturing of dental crowns. Gold alloy crowns are known for their toughness and their ability to resist wear. They are mostly suitable for restoring back teeth. Porcelain crowns look very natural and are mostly preferred for restoring visible teeth. With the use of advanced technology pressed porcelain crowns are now available which are designed to be tougher and more beautiful.

Dental crowns – Restoration procedure

The process of restoring a natural tooth using dental crowns requires more than one dental visit. The process involves preparation of natural tooth and fabrication of temporary crown. The tooth preparation is done with the aid of local numbing agent. Our dental team takes impressions of prepared tooth and prepares an acrylic crown at our office. This crown is used as a temporary. The permanent crown is cemented over the prepared tooth during the next visit.


Dental crowns are also called tooth caps. It is a restorative procedure for damaged or misshapen tooth to its perfect shape, size, strength and color of teeth.

The fact is that dental crowns looks almost similar to natural teeth and improves the appearance of teeth structure.

There are many significant benefits of dental crowns, some of them are:

  • Enhances the appearance of your teeth
  • Broken teeth are covered by the crown for further protection.
  • Dental crown are used in cavity prone area
  • It is Strong and stable for a long period of time
  • It prevents from dental decay
  • It restores your smile with confidence

Nowadays, dental crowns became much popular in various treatment process due to its strength and natural looking. Many people are referred to have a dental crown to improve the smile. If you need to improve your smile using dental crown call Dr. Hasken at MChenry Lake IL and Crystal Lake IL.

Dental crowns are needed in the various treatment process, some of them are:

  • Crowns are needed for dental implants
  • Crown are used in treatment for fixing chipped and broken teeth
  • Crowns may be necessary after root canal treatment
  • Crowns are needed for replacing missing tooth using dental bridges

The average estimated time of dental crowns lasts around 7-8 years. Depending on proper oral care, food habits it can increase the lifespan of a dental crown.

It is difficult to estimate the cost of dental crown based on the following reason

  • It depends on the type of crown (metal, ceramic or porcelain crown).
  • The number of crowns needed
  • Number of dental visits
  • The cost also varies on the type of treatment such as chipped tooth, dental bridges, dental implants, root canal, etc.

For more queries about the treatment and cost for each dental crown, call Dr. Hasken DDS at MChenry Lake IL and Crystal Lake IL and make an appointment.

Dental crowns require proper care to protect your teeth from damaging either by dental decay or gum disease. So, you need to follow certain key factors to protect your crown, some of them are:

  • Brush gently twice a day using soft bristle toothbrush
  • Floss between your crown area very carefully to get rid of plaque
  • Clean your tongue with a tongue scraper to remove bacteria.
  • Avoid eating hard foods because it may damage the crown and need to be replaced immediately

You may think artificial dental crown does not cause any cavity or gum disease. But, neglecting oral hygiene will increase the chances of oral health problem and loss of the crown tooth.

There are many types of crowns that can be used for molar teeth, some of them are:

  • Porcelain fused to Metal Crown
  • Ceramic crown
  • Stainless steel crown

If you have any queries on crowns for molar teeth, contact us or visit our office at Mchenry Lake IL, Crystal Lake IL.

Dental Crowns