Sterling Heights crowns are ideal for strengthening and protecting teeth
If you have an issue with a tooth that can’t be solved with a traditional filling, you may benefit from a dental crown. Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth and can restore its shape and size as well as functionality and strength. At Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, we utilize dental crowns on a regular basis to help patients restore their healthy, beautiful smiles.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that is used to protect and restore a damaged or decaying tooth. The dental crowns we use are made of porcelain, which is a beautiful material that is similar to tooth enamel. Porcelain dental crowns will look just like natural teeth.
When are dental crowns used?
Dental crowns can be used in many situations:
- To cover a tooth without adequate tooth structure after a large filling
- To protect a weak tooth from further damage or breakage
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To cover a dental implant and replace a missing tooth.
- To support and cover teeth that are severely worn
What is the process for receiving a dental crown?
Patients will start by undergoing whatever dental procedure they need such as a filling, root canal, or implant surgery. They will then be fitted with a temporary crown to protect the tooth and allow for proper function. Because dental crowns are custom-made restorations, molds are taken and sent to a laboratory for fabrication. The final dental crown will look just like your natural teeth, matching them in shape, size, and shade.
Dental crowns can help patients in a variety of situations. If you would like to learn more about dental crowns, call our Sterling Heights office today at 586-838-2017. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule a consultation.Back to Crowns Page