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Dental Crowns

Sometimes decay or damage is too severe to be repaired with a dental filling. In these cases, dental crowns can be more effective.

At Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bloomington, IL, our doctors offer custom-made crowns to meet the unique needs of our patients.

If you need a dental crown, schedule a consultation with our dentists today...

What Are Dental Crowns?

Traditional dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that cover natural teeth. Crowns can be made from a variety of dental materials, including porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max®. At our Bloomington dentistry practice, Drs. David D. Wyse and Jay W. Chrisman use crowns to:

  • Repair large cavities
  • Reinforce weakened teeth
  • Restore chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Cover teeth after root canal therapy

Our dentists also offer dental implant-supported crowns. A dental implant-supported crown is a prosthetic tooth that can be attached to a dental implant to replace a missing natural tooth. We refer patients to the area's best oral surgeons for dental implant placement.

Dr. Wyse Discusses Dental Crowns

We offer excellent dental crown treatment at Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bloomington, IL. Our dentists will always aim to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. Our patients particularly appreciate our use of digital scanning technology, which is more comfortable and more accurate than traditional dental impressions.

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Dr Wyse and his entire staff are very friendly and highly competent professionals who deliver the highest quality dental care in a beautiful and state of the art environment .I highly recommend them to anyone seeking the best for your dental needs !

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Best dentist office ever. Every single person at this practice treats patients with genuine kindness. Dental work has always been done efficiently and correctly. I can't say enough good things about Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. They are the Best!

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Why Choose Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry?

Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has provided superior dental care to Bloomington, Champaign, and surrounding communities for nearly 100 years. Our patients recommend us because:
  • Our doctors are dedicated to the field of dentistry and routinely attend seminars and courses in continuing education.
  • We use the finest dental technology, including digital x-rays and the iTero® digital scanner.
  • If you don't have dental insurance, we can help you secure financing through CareCredit®.
  • We offer sedation dentistry to anxious patients.
  • We are available to treat dental emergencies, including damaged or dislodged crowns.
Check out our testimonials and reviews to find out how Drs. Wyse and Chrisman have delivered life-changing restorative care to our patients.

Let's Save Your Tooth Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have a painful or damaged tooth, you may require a dental crown. Drs. Chrisman and Wyse can provide the expert dental care you need to restore the aesthetics and function of your tooth.

To discuss your dental health with our experienced professionals, schedule a consultation at our office today. Patients from Bloomington, Champaign, and beyond can request an appointment with our dentists by contacting us online or by giving us a call.

Call Us: (309) 663-6393

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The Dental Crown Timeline

Patients who receive a dental crown at Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can typically complete their treatment in just two office visits. This process involves:

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, our doctors will visually assess the tooth in question and take x-rays to evaluate the health of the underlying structures. Dr. Wyse or Dr. Chrisman will discuss your personal oral health goals with you in detail and design a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.


Before your new dental crown can be fabricated, the tooth must first be prepared. If you have an infected tooth, this will involve root canal therapy. If you just have decay or dental damage, we will carefully remove small amounts of enamel and reshape the tooth to make room for your new restoration.


Once the tooth is prepared, we will take digital impressions with our iTero system. This device eliminates the need for messy dental putty and increases patient comfort during this process. The handheld wand takes thousands of images of your teeth, which are then compiled to create an accurate representation of your smile. 

Temporary Crown

Once the impressions are taken, our doctor will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown can be made.


The image files obtained during your digital impressions will be sent to our trusted dental lab. We've partnered with this lab for over 40 years, and we trust them to create beautiful, natural-looking restorations that fit perfectly. At the lab, a skilled ceramist will craft your permanent crown from high-quality, biocompatible materials such as porcelain or zirconia.

Permanent Crown

After two to three weeks, your permanent crown will be ready at our Bloomington office. You will return for one more appointment, during which our dentists will remove your temporary crown and attach your final restoration. We will ensure that the crown fits properly and that the porcelain or other material blends seamlessly into your smile before bonding the crown to the tooth with durable dental cement.

Dental Crown Aftercare

To maintain your new dental crown, it is important to practice good oral hygiene. Patients should brush at least twice daily and floss once a day. In addition, you should attend regular exams and cleanings at our office so our doctors can monitor the health of your restored tooth.

Individuals who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) should invest in a nightguard to protect their teeth from breakage, erosion, and other forms of damage. With proper care, a porcelain dental crown can last for 10 to 15 years on average, and sometimes even longer. 

The Cost of Dental Crowns

At Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, a single crown usually costs between $1,300 and $1,600. Insurance will typically contribute to the cost of a crown, and we offer financing options that can help you afford any uncovered costs.



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Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the best places to go in Bloomington-Normal. They make the whole dental experience great with kind and helpful people who perform exceptional work!

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I was able to get in very quickly, my case is simple but everyone was so kind! My dentist was funny quick and put my mind at ease! Will be going back next week to get some work done. Highly recommend Wyse Family and Cosmetics Dentistry! Dr. J amazing Job with my filling you killed it! Can’t even tell I had a cavity! Thank you thank you!

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Related Services

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment is often the only way to save an infected tooth. While many patients are anxious about root canal therapy, in reality, it's a quick and comfortable procedure that Drs. Chrisman and Wyse can perform in our own office. Root canal treatment usually concludes with the placement of a dental crown.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are tiny posts, typically made of titanium, that replace natural tooth roots and provide secure support for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants are modern dentistry's best solution to tooth loss because they fuse naturally with the jawbone, preventing bone atrophy and keeping restorations in place.

Dental Veneers

If you are interested in a crown for purely cosmetic reasons, a porcelain veneer may be a more conservative option that can work just as well. While crowns completely encapsulate teeth, veneers attach to the visible surfaces of teeth. Veneers can obscure aesthetic imperfections to totally transform your smile.

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Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been serving the community in Bloomington, IL, for 100 years, making us the oldest practice in town. We are constantly updating our practice with the latest technology and innovative techniques to provide first-rate dentistry for our valued patients. Our comprehensive services include

  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Pediatric Dentistry 

Schedule an appointment today by filling out our online form, or by calling (309) 663-6393.

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