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, Kelsey Esposito, and Ashley Nguyen 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. Kelsey Esposito, West Suburban Oral Health Care
Dr. Marco Fajardo, West Suburban Oral Health Care
Dr. Ashley Nguyen, West Suburban Oral Health Care

Dr. Susan Mazzei is a skilled dentist specializing in prosthodontics. A graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, she completed a Certification in Prosthodontics before joining the faculty of Northwestern University Dental School as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she served for 12 years and became Assistant Professor Emeritus. Dr. Mazzei believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention and is committed to continuing her education. She is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, a Charter Fellow in the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and has completed the Bale and Doneen Method Preceptorship Program.

Dr. Kelsey Esposito worked in healthcare advertising and communications before realizing that her passions were dentistry and patient care. She holds a BA in Economics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College, a Premedicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois in Chicago. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Illinois Dental Society (IDS), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and AAOSH.

Dr. Marco Fajardo is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, where he also served as a part-time Assistant Clinical Instructor. He was a member of the University Dental Associates of the University of Chicago too. In 1994, he formed the basis of West Suburban Oral Healthcare with Dr. Mazzei. He is now its Team Leader.

Dr. Ashley Nguyen studied at the University of Buffalo and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL (dental school). She is a member of the ADA, CDS, IDS, and other local organizations. She continues her education by attending dental conferences and seminars.