The versatility of porcelain crowns for teeth in Sterling Heights
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, there is a risk for infection. Dental crowns are wonderful restorations that can preserve the function and strength of teeth, while also protecting them from infection or further damage. At Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, we recommend crowns to many of our patients.
Advantages of dental crowns
We utilize high quality porcelain crowns. Porcelain is a strong material that closely resembles tooth enamel, so the results are natural looking. Because dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth, crowns can be used for both restorative and cosmetic issues.
Some of the other benefits are:
- Improved chewing ability
- Protection for cracked or chipped teeth
- Restored bite
Dental crowns are widely known for their versatility. They can address issues such as:
- Protect a tooth with a large filling
- Support a dental bridge
- Restore a tooth that has become severely worn
- Serve as a prosthetic tooth with a dental implant
- Protect a weakened tooth from further decay
The dental crown procedure
Our office uses high quality porcelain to ensure that your crown will look and function just like a natural tooth. Each crown is color-matched to your remaining teeth for seamless integration.
If you choose a standard crown, rather than a CEREC in-office crown, it will be completed in two visits to our Sterling Heights office. During the initial visit, any decay is addressed and impressions are taken and sent to the lab for customization of your crown. A temporary crown is placed in the interim. In your second visit, the permanent crown will be checked for proper fit and then placed with special dental adhesive.Back to Crowns Page