Porcelain Crowns

Crown graphicSome teeth might require attention for reasons such as:

  • Being broken or otherwise damaged from trauma or tooth decay
  • Having a large filling that needs to be covered
  • Needing protection after a root canal
  • Restoring an abutment to a dental implant

Other factors that might drive a patient to seek a solution can be:

  • Vulnerability of the tooth to further infection or damage
  • Pain in the tooth or mouth area during normal activities such as chewing and talking
  • An uneven bite because of a damaged tooth
  • A compromised smile caused by a broken or discolored tooth

As providers of complete family dental care, Oswego Dental Group can restore a tooth to its original shape, size and appearance with a porcelain crown, which is a ceramic restoration that covers a tooth’s entire surface area.

A porcelain crown from Oswego Dental Group can be particularly advantageous for front teeth because of its natural, translucent look. With today’s materials and technology, crowns made of porcelain are the most appealing dental solution a tooth can get – they are truly works of art.

Newer and even more durable materials for making porcelain crowns an even greater contribution to cosmetic dentistry are also always being developed.

Porcelain crowns from Oswego Dental Group are:

  • Metal-free
  • Biocompatible
  • Low in sensitivity
  • Correctable for alignment and form as needed
  • Suitable for patients with reduced space inside their mouth

Dental Crowns: Initial Exam

In beginning your dental consultation, we first will examine your mouth and take x-rays to determine if a porcelain crown will be an optimal solution for you.

Should we decide together it is, we will ensure the porcelain’s shade ceramic matches your surrounding teeth, especially for a front tooth.

Dental Crowns: Tooth Preparation

In preparing the tooth for a porcelain crown, we will aim to preserve as much of the original tooth as we can.

Before preparing the tooth, we will administer a local anesthesia. Once the tooth is numb, we will perform any further preparation as needed. For example, if there is tooth decay, any loss of tooth structure or any damage or injury to the pulp of the tooth, we will correct it with a procedure such as a build-up, which helps to fortify the tooth so it can support a dental crown.

In some cases, we might also file down some viable tooth structure to ensure a proper fit for the crown. Otherwise, the crown could be weakened and become a source of future infection and problems for healthy gum tissue.

Dental Crowns: Impression & Fabrication

Picture of teethWith the tooth prepared, we may also use a tool such as a thin thread to gently move the gum tissue back from the tooth to achieve a clear view, a process known as gingival retraction.

The next step will be to make a digital tooth impression. The impression will be used as a virtual model of the tooth for creating the final porcelain crown.

While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it and prevent any shifting that could complicate seating of the permanent crown.

Dental Crowns: Permanent Fixture

When your permanent crown is ready, we will remove the temporary tooth crown and place the finished one. We will also make any needed adjustments to ensure an ideal fit for adhering to the tooth and providing an excellent seal.

We will then attach the crown to the tooth with a strong and lasting dental cement. We will confirm the bite is even and make sure there is proper, comfortable contact between the crowned tooth and the opposite one above or below it.

Gold Crowns

Gold crown for teethSome teeth, such as molars or teeth that experience grinding or strong bites, can break porcelain crowns. These teeth will benefit from gold crowns instead of porcelain ones.

In these events, Oswego Dental Group can place full-cast gold crowns for additional resistance and durability. Full-cast gold crowns also can be desirable for highly allergic patients, as gold allergies are rare.

“Cosmetic Dentist Near Me”: Contact Us Today

Oswego Dental Group offers you the knowledge, skill and technology for solutions that restore function and strength to a tooth while adding to its appeal. To find out more about how our dental crowns can benefit you at a “cosmetic dentist near me,” contact us at (630) 554-8600 or complete and send our contact form.

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For the past twenty (20) years, the Oswego Dental Group has been my go to for all dental treatment needs. I have found that they consistently improve by providing excellent treatment using the most up-to-date practice tools and technologies. Additionally, the Staff from the front office to technicians are the best with a special shout-out to Pam.

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Our family needed to find a new dentist since ours retired. We were going to him for over 35 years so picking a new office was a little nerve racking. From the very beginning the office made us feel very welcome. My children were very nervous at first but the moment the hygienists called their names the nerves faded since they were both very warm, friendly and caring. They were even comfortable enough to go by themselves.
I also had Amy for my appointment the next week and she was excellent. Also, Dr. Milazzo was great as well. I highly recommend Oswego Dental Group!

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Dr. MacDonald is very personable and offers all treatment options! He makes dental visits less stressful! I highly recommend him!

- Eileen O 12/26/2023

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Thanks Pam. Always does an outstanding job. Pam is very friendly and makes it a great experience. My teeth look great.

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From the start to finish true professionals, Dr.Milazzo explained every step, he made you feel at ease during the procedure.

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- Nancy H 08/22/2023

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Jen is amazing, very informative and always makes myself feel comfortable and relaxed during my visit. Dr. Macdonald is very efficient as well. Highly recommend Oswego Dental group.

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Always very professional and friendly. Been coming here 30 years — the best!

- Cheryl J 09/05/2023

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I’m grateful and thankful, everything was fine. Service was great, I had issue with my tooth and now I feel perfect. Thanks to doctor Tony 🙏

- Tina K 05/24/2023

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Dr. Milazzo was amazing with my 7 year old daughter. She got her first filling done and I loved that he spoke to HER (as the patient) and not just me. He showed her what everything did and sounded like before he started. He also explained what everything was that was going in her mouth. I was very impressed with how everything went! The dental hygienists are also amazing!

- Lindsay C 06/13/2023

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Absolutely fantastic from Theresa, to Liseldy upfront!

To the amazing Ann and Dr Milazzo!

Highly recommend you make these folks at Oswego Dental, on route 71, your go to for all dentistry!

- Christopher C. 01/18/2023

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I’ve been going to Oswego Dental for 20+ years. Not your typical Dentist Office that you dread to go to. Warm and welcoming with a great staff! Amy, Pam and Sally are the best!

- Bryan C 01/26/2023

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Very happy with my care at this office. I have not had a hygienist or dentist at this office that hasn’t treated me very compassionately and professionally. Have been a patient here over 30 years!

- Tom B. 07/13/2022

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Teeth look amazing!!! I would highly recommend Oswego Dental Group if you are looking to have work done!

- David L. 05/23/2022

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Super friendly and very professional. My whole family have been patients there for many years. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.

- Kevin O. 04/15/2022

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I have been going to Oswego Dental Group for years. They are excellent. Pam has been my hygienist and she is thorough, extremely professional and very kind. My family and I highly recommend this dental office.

- Wendy K. 04/11/2022

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Another great experience from the Oswego Dental Group! Jen took great care of my teeth, they have never looked so white! Everyone was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable through my whole visit. See you in 6 months!

- Collin M. 03/02/2022

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Our family has been seen by this practice for many years. Always professional and thorough. They have taken great care of us! Highly recommend!

- Susan R. 01/25/2022

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Dr. Milazzo and Dr. MacDonald are awesome!! So glad I found them after I moved to their area. They are the best. Pam cleans my teeth and she is wonderful, painless too! They take very good care of my teeth! If you are looking for a new Dentist and a good office, then this place is for you!

- Marion G. 06/24/2021

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Dr Milazzo, Sally and the whole staff are the best. THE BEST. I was a mess and had been in pain for a long time before finally finding Dr. Milazzo. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money going to another dentist that just kept making everything worse…I was literally living on protien drinks because it hurt too much to chew. It took a little time (I needed a lot of work done) but Dr Milazzo fixed everything and I can finally eat again. I’m forever grateful for Oswego Dental Group and would without hesitation recommend them.

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Great experience! Amy did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. MacDonald was also professional and very thorough and helped me understand what treatment options were available to me. I highly recommend this dental practice!

- Kristina L. 02/23/2021

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Oswego Dental Group has a staff of kind and caring hygienists and the entire staff does a great job of keeping the entire office clean and safe for people coming in as well as for themselves.

- Karen A. 12/28/2020

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Dr. Milazzo’s dental office is fabulous!!! Very patient friendly!! Sally my dental hygienist is awesome!! Very personable, thorough and gentle!! I love the way you feel after a cleaning! I would not go anywhere else!!

- Cheryl K. 09/22/2020

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I have been a dental patient at the Oswego Dental Group for nearly 15 years and have always been very happy with the care that I have received. Dr MacDonald and all of the hygienists I have ever had are fantastic people and do a great job on my teeth! Love coming here!

- Susan E. 08/18/2020

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Very friendly staff and professional. Always a great experience.

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- John S. 02/09/2020

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I love going to my dentist! For 13 years I have never been disappointed and I greatly appreciate how personable and kind the Hygenists have always been! Today my visit was with Pam. I appreciate the time she took to ask how My family and I were going. Dr, MacDonald also took the time to explain a small upcoming procedure I would be having and in doing so put my doubts at ease! Thank you!!!!

- Jeanne P. 02/08/2020

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Best dentist experience. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr Milazzo and Dr Macdonald are very friendly. Pam is an amazing dental hygienist. She is absolutely fantastic. Extremely thorough and friendly. I’m sure everyone is great as well but I’ve only had the pleasure of having my teeth cleaned by Pam and have no need to search elsewhere. Thanks everyone at Oswego Dental Group for making my dental visit a good one.

- Ryan I. 08/17/2019