All crowns are NOT created equal

Many times we get phone calls from prospective patients asking us questons as to how much we charge for a crown. When we ask, "What kind of crown", most are not aware that there are many different choices.  Currently, there are a wide variety of materials and techniques for crowns that serve different purposes. In the past, the choice was limited. Today we offer crowns that can offer the strength and cosmetic advantages that were never available in the past.

Have you ever seen someone with a front tooth that didn't quite match the rest of the mouth?  Chances are, it was a crown that was made and never shaded properly. I have one of the few offices in Palatine that offers chairside custom staining. Which means, when the patient comes to the office to have a front tooth crown delivered, my lab ceramist will be present to add the necessary color ehnancers to make the crown perfect.

So, the next time you hear a friend or family member tell you they had a crown, ask them what kind of crown. The answer you get may be surprising.

To your continued good health,


Dr. Salzberg