John D. Luker, DDS
997 Clocktower Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 546-8330



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They may be one of the oldest dental treatments on record, but crowns and bridges remain a dentist's go-to restoration for a reason. dental crowns, dental bridgesFrom cosmetic to general dentistry issues like stained, cracked or severely decayed teeth, crowns are the great dental multitaskers - they help to keep teeth strong and beautiful with one solution. Dr. John Luker, a dentist in Springfield, IL, recommends crown restorations for common dental problems like:

  • To save a tooth from potential extraction when most of the tooth is lost to cavities and severe tooth decay
  • To restore a broken or fractured tooth
  • To seal a tooth after a root canal treatment
  • To cover stains and discolorations that can't be removed with professional teeth whitening treatments
  • To replace a missing tooth as part of a dental bridge
  • To complete a dental implant

Dental Restorations in Springfield, IL

The teeth are subjected to consistent pressure and wear and tear on a daily basis, even with the best oral hygiene habits. This can take a toll on the both the cosmetic and functional aspects of a smile. Crowns can help make a faded, damaged and weak set of teeth look like new, without an investment in major dental work. When it comes to cosmetic smile enhancements, dentists focus on a few key factors: color, size, shape, spacing and alignment. A crown, which fits over a damaged tooth like a cap, or as part of a bridge to replace a missing tooth, is like getting a new set of teeth, without drastically altering or changing the look and feel of the natural tooth. Crowns are also used to strengthen damaged teeth weakened by trauma or infections.

Find a Dentist in Springfield, IL

Breaking, chipping, or losing a tooth or two may not always be preventable, but living with a damaged smile is optional. A simple crown restoration can help to improve your smile and manage the negative effects of living with tooth loss. For more information, contact Luker Dental Care by calling (217) 546-8330 to request an appointment with Dr. Luker today.