When a tooth has been broken or is weak, it is essential that patients work with their dentist to discuss placement of a dental crown. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Dolton, IL offers crowns in several materials including porcelain and gold.

What is the purpose of a crown?

A dental crown is a common dental restoration used by Dr. Dean Dietrich at Pleasant Dental®. Crowns are also referred to as “caps” and provide strength and protection for a natural tooth. They are placed over the natural tooth after preparations have been made, most often the filing down of the tooth enamel to eliminate extra bulk. In addition, crowns may also be used to restore a dental implant, functioning as a false tooth.

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Why should I choose a gold crown?

Dr. Dean Dietrich encourages many patients to consider the benefits of the material gold. Gold is extremely strong and durable. It also does not cause nearly as much wear as a porcelain dental crown. When the crown is near the back of the mouth, where restorations are not nearly as noticeable, our team may suggest patients consider the advantages gold crowns offer.

Why opt for a porcelain crown?

However, there may be times when patients consider a porcelain crown. Porcelain crowns are:

  • Strong
  • Affordable
  • Natural-looking
  • Easy to care for
  • Easily replaced when needed

Scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Dietrich is the first step in restoring your smile.

Crowns are often needed to provide a weakened tooth the best chance of avoiding breaking. Dr. Dietrich offers crowns made from many different materials. Contact Pleasant Dental® for a consultation to find out what material might be best for your needs. The practice is conveniently located at 609 E. Sibley Boulevard (147th) in Dolton, IL and can be reached at (708) 576-1900.


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