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By Rochester Denta
April 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Discover the oral health benefits of getting dental crowns from our office in Troy, MI!

Are you happy with your smile as is or are you dealing with any chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth? If so, our dentists in Troy, MI, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, have a simple solution that could provide both cosmetic and restorative benefits for your smile!

 

Dental Crowns and Their Purpose

This small restoration is hollow and tooth-shaped, allowing it to cover the entire visible portion of a tooth all the way to the gum line. By covering the tooth, it becomes the new outer surface, strengthening the weakened or damaged structure and providing it with protection.

Sometimes, a problem arises that affects both the health and strength of a tooth. Of course, the goal of our Troy, MI, general dentists is to preserve the natural tooth whenever possible. In some cases, this means placing a crown over the tooth as soon as possible to prevent further complications. By placing a crown, we may also prevent the need for tooth extraction in the future!

Accompanying all of the restorative features provided by dental crowns are a number of cosmetic benefits as well. As we mentioned earlier, widespread discolorations, chips, and defects that affect the overall shape and appearance of your tooth can be hidden with the help of dental crowns.

Missing a tooth? Well, dental crowns can also help restore your smile too. Crowns are placed over a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth and also to support a dental bridge, which is designed to fill gaps in your smile with an artificial tooth.

 

Getting a Crown

With traditional crowns, it can take 2-3 visits to get your new restoration. We will first need to examine the tooth and take x-rays to make sure that a crown is the right treatment option. From there, we will reduce the tooth's size so that the crown will fit snugly over it.

Once the tooth is shaped, we will take impressions of it. These impressions will provide the exact measurements needed for a dental lab to create your permanent crown. Since it can take about one week to get a dental crown, we will need to place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready.

After this waiting period, you will come back into our office for a final fitting where we will check to make sure that the crown fits properly and doesn’t affect your bite. before cementing it permanently into place.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Do you think you could benefit from what a dental crown can offer? Do you want to find out how crowns can perfect your smile? The dental experts at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, are ready to help. Call our office today at (248) 528-0700!

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