Chicago Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Andersonville

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown from Dr. Kella at Lakeshore Dental Studio may be right for you. As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Kella can help you get your smile back, and restore the natural functionality and beauty of your teeth. If you are experiencing oral pain or you suspect that you have a damaged tooth, call us today to schedule an appointment.

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown from Dr. Kella at Lakeshore Dental Studio may be right for you. As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Kella can help you get your smile back, and restore the natural functionality and beauty of your teeth. If you are experiencing oral pain or you suspect that you have a damaged tooth, call us today to schedule an appointment.

patient being fitted for dental crowns

Repair and Restore Your Smile

Dental crowns are the best way to cover up damaged teeth and prevent further complications
Dr. Kella works with top dental labs in the area to deliver natural-looking crowns which fit seamlessly
We can restore your smile with a dental crown in just 2 appointments over 2-3 weeks
With sedation dentistry, we can offer an anxiety-free experience during the crown placement process

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are false teeth which are designed to cover up and protect a damaged or misshapen tooth. They are made of porcelain, and are applied to your tooth after it has been trimmed, covering up the remaining enamel all the way down to the gumline.

With a dental crown, both the natural appearance of your smile and the natural function of your bite can be restored after one or more of your teeth have been damaged by an oral injury or tooth decay.  Primarily, dental crowns are used as a restorative treatment. They are often recommended instead of a filling to treat large cavities, or to replace an old filling that is failing or weak. After root canal therapy, a dental crown will be placed to protect and cover the treated tooth. More rarely, crowns may be used purely for cosmetic purposes to cover up a very small or misshapen tooth, or to cover up a deep tooth stain.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

This depends on the location of your dental crown, and the extent of preparation required before the crown can be placed.To get an accurate cost estimate, we recommend contacting the team at Lakeshore Dental Studio for a consultation with Dr. Kella.

is a dental crown right for me?

In most cases, anyone with a damaged or decayed tooth is a good candidate for a dental crown. Depending on the extent of the damage to your tooth, you may need to undergo root canal therapy before you can have a crown placed. To explore your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kella right away. 

How Long Will My Dental Crown Last? 

In most cases, dental crowns can last 15 years or more with proper care. If you brush and floss properly and see Dr. Kella for regular, six-month teeth cleanings, you will be able to keep your mouth healthy, prolonging the lifespan of your crown and preventing the need for a potential future treatments.

What Common Issues Do Dental Crowns Solve? 

Dental crowns are most often used to restore teeth that have been seriously damaged by decay. In most cases, crowns are used to repair large cavities that can’t be treated with a dental filling, or to cover up a tooth after treatment with root canal therapy. Teeth that have been exposed to severe dental trauma, such as a hard hit in a contact sport, can be properly restored to their original function thanks to dental crowns. By covering up and protecting broken or cracked teeth, crowns can seal up and protect teeth after root canal therapy.

Crowns are also sometimes used for cosmetic dentistry, such as when a tooth is not suitable for a standard cosmetic treatment like dental bonding or veneers. Patients that are looking to alter the appearance of a very small, misshapen tooth or hide deep tooth stains can benefit from dental crowns. Since dental crowns are made of porcelain, they can seamlessly blend into the rest of your teeth to round out your unique smile. After it has been trimmed, the dental crown will be properly fitted to envelop the remaining enamel. Because dental crowns cover the entirety of the damaged tooth all the way down to the gumline, patients can enjoy a fully functional and beautiful smile again.

A Seamless Solution

Lab-Made Crowns

At Lakeshore Dental Studio, we offer porcelain crowns made from world-class laboratories, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods with ease. Dr. Kella is proud to be in partnership with some of the top dental labs in Chicago to provide patients with crowns that fit seamlessly and blend in with the rest of your grin. Through this process, we are able to restore your smile with a porcelain dental crown in just 2 appointments over 2-3 weeks.

To begin the creation process for your traditional lab-made crown, Dr. Kella will use a material, such as a specialized dental putty, to create a cast of your broken or damaged tooth. This impression will then be sent to a local lab that specializes in custom crown creations. Dr. Kella will also include information on your specific tooth shade to ensure your crown matches perfectly with the rest of your smile. The lab will then design, complete, and ship the crown back to Dr. Kella.

Unlike gold and silver crowns, our porcelain crowns look just like real teeth, making the dental restoration unnoticeable. A well kept porcelain crown can last for 10 years or more. Many patients maintain their porcelain crowns for a lifetime without needing a replacement. Plus, porcelain crowns are far more lightweight than metal crowns, which tend to be bigger and heavier on teeth. You can enjoy your favorite foods with ease thanks to the lightweight durability of porcelain crowns. If you’re looking to schedule a crown appointment with Dr. Kella, give us a call at (773) 365-9928 and we’ll set up your visit shortly!

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Elizabeth Hathaway

"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"



Melissa DeCoster

"Love our Dentist! They do such a good job. Also if your a little squeamish about going to the dentist this is the place for you! They have a TV on the ceiling and will play anything you want on Netflix. Then when they prop you back up they resume your show, quickest cleaning ever. Doctor is great, he is attentive and personable. Would highly recommend."

Nick Meredith

"Top Notch all the way. They really try to get to know you, the environment is completely Covid safe, everyone is insanely friendly. I'm not a fan of getting my teeth worked on but I'm less stressed coming here."

Andrea U

"Everyone is so friendly, very professional and so much fun. I feel the warm vibe of the office the minute I walk through the door. Going to the dentist isn’t always fun but knowing you have caring folks around you makes the trip so much better."

Sherman Lai

"One of the most inviting, kind, and comfortable dentist practices I’ve ever been to!  The place is super clean and bright! They even have an art show on display!"

Rick Kulovits

"During COVID-19, his concern for his patients safety is number one. He assures every precaution is taking to protect us along with his staff. He is the best!"
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Angela Koch

"A very pleasant experience every time I go to this dental practice. Very friendly and informative staff. Taking care of all COVID precautions as well"

Alissa melissa

"Fantastic experience.. from coVid safety measures to painless anesthetic everything was great.."

Natalie Lewis

"This office meets all the standards I look for in a Dental practice. Everyone is friendly, upfront and they run this office with integrity. I am so happy this is my dental home! Thank you and keep it up 😊"

Tracy M.

"Moved to the area about a year ago and was looking for a new dentist. Great attention, lovely environment and wonderful service. BONUS...  I highly recommend this NEW dental office and Dr. Kella and his staff"

Katie B.

"I had a great experience with Dr. Kella and all of his staff. They are so nice, friendly, thorough, and accommodating!! I loved the space and the ability to watch any Netflix show during my visit. Would recommend to anyone!"

Diane Chon

"Dr. Kella and his staff are amazing! They’re very welcoming and accommodating. Each step is explained to you throughout the appointment so that you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new dentist!"

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"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."

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"This office is just amazing with kids. My little one can’t wait for her next appointment with Dr. Kella!"

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(773) 365-9928

5505 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

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