Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns

Each natural tooth is a sum of its parts. The visible part of the tooth above the gum line is the “crown.” The roots of the teeth extend into the underlying bone in the jaw. You also can’t see the pulp tissue at the center of the tooth. The natural crown can be damaged due to progressive decay, fractures, or other trauma. Fortunately, we can rebuild a damaged crown at West Suburban Oral Health Care in Naperville, Illinois. 

Since breakage, for instance, can threaten the innermost pulp tissue and the very structure of the tooth, restoring the crown with quality, biocompatible, and durable materials prevent deep infections. Crowns also frequently follow root canal therapy, a non-surgical procedure to remove diseased pulp tissue and resolve deep inflammation. These and other endodontic procedures may be the only way to “save” a badly decayed tooth. 

Additionally, crowns are so versatile that they can even be used to replace teeth. Drs Susan Mazzei, and Kelsey Esposito may design crowns to support a dental bridge. Replacement teeth in a bridge rely on anchor teeth. These anchors must be crowned to best support the replacements that “bridge” the gap between the teeth. Crowns are also the finishing touch in the process of replacing teeth with dental implants. The implants function like tooth roots to “stabilize” the replacement teeth, a single crown, an implant-retained bridge, or a fixed implant denture. 

A convenient, no-stress process 

We also use various complementary technologies to support the best, most comfortable experience at our practice. These technologies include gentle diagnostic scans or x-rays, painless laser dentistry, and alternatives to the dental drill and needles; such as air abrasion. 

Do not wait for potential signs of tooth decay to arise. You depend on your teeth and gums for so many functions that are integral to your overall health and wellbeing. We strive to keep the structure of your teeth intact! Call your oral-systemic health specialists in Naperville today at 630-393-3045 to schedule your appointment. 

Dr. Susan Mazzei, West Suburban Oral Health Care

Dr. Susan Mazzei is committed to delivering compassionate and effective care to patients of all ages and backgrounds in Naperville, Illinois. She is a highly skilled dentist who earned her Certification in Prosthodontics after graduating from Northwestern University Dental School.

After finishing her studies, she enrolled in the Northwestern University Dental School faculty as a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Mazzei believes that optimal dental health begins with education and preventative care and educates patients at West Suburban Oral Healthcare on how to take more control of their oral health, which promotes optimal systemic health.

Dr. Mazzei is dedicated to upgrading her education and being up to date on the newest breakthroughs in oral health and dentistry, ensuring that her patients receive the finest care possible.

Dr. Kelsey Esposito, West Suburban Oral Health Care

Dr. Kelsey Esposito joined West Suburban Oral Health Care as an Associate General Dentist in 2017 after meeting Dr. Mazzei, with whom she shared a belief in providing comprehensive, personalized dental care.

She holds a BA in Economics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College and a Premedicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Northwestern University. Before entering dentistry, she worked in healthcare advertising and communications for a large ad company and a small non-profit cancer research organization. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Esposito is a member of several leading professional associations, like the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Paying attention to detail and offering quality care that makes patients satisfied with their oral health and smiles are her goals.