What makes dental crowns the best option for you? Sterling Heights dentists explain
Modern dentistry recommends conservative procedures over complex treatments requiring more time, money, and healing. When possible, Drs. Rosner and Pepa recommend alternatives to dental crowns such as fillings. But a filling may be inadequate to restore tooth health and appearance. The best dental crowns in Sterling Heights are unique to your needs and preferences. Here the dentists answer questions to help you understand why crowns may be best, and the options available.
Q. How is a crown different from other restorations like veneers?
A. If a tooth is damaged by decay, disease, or other trauma, a crown may be recommended. The crown is made from dental materials designed to fit over the prepared tooth, like a crown fits over a head. Both crowns and veneers require removal of existing tooth structure to accommodate the new tooth, but a crown treats more severe damage and accordingly, more structure is removed.
Q. How are crowns made to fit your tooth?
A. After existing tooth structure is reduced and the site is prepared, Dr. Rosner or Dr. Pepa make an impression of your tooth, which is used to create a mold that serves as a guide for the creation of your new crown. LaserDentalAssociates.com also offers teeth-in-a-day. With onsite milling technology, you can get a new tooth in a single visit!
Q. What are the different varieties of crowns?
A. Your crown may be made from many materials, including metals, ceramics, gold, or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). The material used to make your crown depends on a lot of factors, such as the location of the tooth and whether it withstands significant pressure from chewing or is in a visible spot in your mouth. Crowns can also be used to make a bridge, or to cover an implant as part of an implant-supported crown, bridge, or implant-supported dentures.
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