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George Rivera, DDS
A Great Dentist

Why are crowns more expensive than fillings?

Dental crowns and fillings are both excellent options for repairing teeth that are decayed or broken. A dental filling is meant to restore a small area of your tooth that's been damaged by decay, while a crown fills in where a filling can't by completely covering the damaged tooth to restore it.

We can typically complete a dental filling during one appointment, while a crown takes two visits and a dental lab to create Dr. Rivera's design. During the first appointment, Dr. Rivera prepares your tooth for its restoration, and he makes a temporary one you can wear while the dental lab completes your final crown. This process can take anywhere from one to three weeks to complete.

A dental crown in Chicago provides the same strength, function, and aesthetics you had before your tooth became compromised. This is why a dental crown costs more than a filling. The procedure is more involved and requires a dental lab to create the final restoration. It is also a more extensive, detailed restoration that closely mimics your natural tooth. 

If you have questions about your dental health or any treatments you might need, contact your Chicago dentist at (630) 592-4949 for more information.

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