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By Rochester Dental
April 06, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Damaged teeth can cause pain and discomfort. Additionally, they might be too weak or worn down to perform regular biting and chewing functions. Fortunately, there is a solution. Damaged teeth can be strengthened and restored with dental crowns, which are protective caps that give teeth a strong, new exterior. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, the skilled dentists at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, can strengthen damaged teeth and restore normal functioning with dental crowns.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow shells or caps that are placed over damaged teeth to strengthen and protect them. The exterior of a dental crown looks just like a natural tooth so they blend right in with the rest of your smile. Additionally, many dental crowns are made from a material such as ceramic or porcelain that closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Each dental crown is also custom-made for the best possible fit.

Since the natural tooth is completely encapsulated inside, the dental crown gives it a strong, new exterior so it can handle the force of biting and chewing food. Damaged teeth can sometimes be too weak to perform these functions, but dental crowns strengthen them and restore functioning. In addition to strengthening damaged teeth, dental crowns also protect them from sustaining further damage.

A primary purpose of dental crowns is strengthening damaged teeth. However, they can also dramatically improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues by concealing imperfections within the crown. The appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, discolored, or misshaped can be enhanced with dental crowns. The experienced dentists at our office in Troy can strengthen or improve the appearance of your teeth with dental crowns.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are several benefits associated with dental crowns, such as being durable and long-lasting. Some of the major benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Strengthening damaged teeth
  • Protecting teeth from additional damage
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues
  • Blending in with the rest of your smile since they look completely natural

Dental crowns strengthen teeth and restore normal functioning. They also transform the look of teeth with various cosmetic flaws. To learn more about dental crowns and how they can help your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmody or Dr. Halsey, our exceptional dentists, by calling Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, at (248) 528-0700.

By Rochester Dental
February 19, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns   Tooth  

Find out why dental crowns are one of the most commonly placed dental restorations.

A dental crown is a cap that is shaped and made to look just like a real tooth. Crowns are hollow, allowing them to fit over a damaged tooth to become its new outer (and stronger) layer. Think of a crown-like a protective barrier that also is made to look like natural teeth so they blend right in with the rest of your smile. So, when do our Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, step in and place dental crowns?

Well, you may benefit from a dental crown if you are dealing with,

  • A cracked, fractured or broken tooth
  • A weak, worn tooth caused by teeth grinding or jaw clenching
  • A tooth that has severe and widespread decay that a dental filling cannot fully treat
  • A discolored, malformed or cosmetically flawed tooth

Not only will a dental crown be able to strengthen a tooth and ensure its functionality, but it can also improve the shape, size, and color of a tooth, as well as obscure certain imperfections or flaws that affect the overall appearance of your smile.

Treat Tooth Loss with Dental Crowns

Along with preserving the natural tooth structure, a dental crown can also play an important role in replacing missing teeth. For instance, if you are receiving a dental bridge or implant, then you will also need a dental crown to complete the procedure.

Crowns are placed over healthy teeth to support and hold the bridge in place. If an implant is used to replace a single missing tooth, then our cosmetic dentist will need to place a crown on top of the implant to finish the restoration.

Need Treatment? Give Us a Call

If you are dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth, it’s important that you have a dentist that you can turn to for reliable care. Call Rochester Dental in Troy, MI today at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Carmody and Dr. Halsey.

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!

By Rochester Dental
June 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental CrownsRestore your damage tooth with a dental crown. The everyday functions of biting and chewing food can be challenging for a tooth that has been damaged and worn down. It is normal to avoid chewing with that tooth, which puts additional strain on the surrounding teeth as they compensate for the damaged one. A dental crown acts as a protective shell for the damaged tooth so that it can resume normal biting and chewing functions painlessly. At Rochester Dental, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey are your dentists for dental crowns in Troy.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a protective shell that is placed over a damaged tooth like a cap. Once in place, the dental crown completely encapsulates the damaged tooth by giving it a new, strong exterior. The dental crown strengthens and restores the damaged tooth, making it possible to resume normal biting and chewing functions that were previously avoided due to pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. In addition to strengthening and restoring the tooth, a dental crown also protects the tooth from further damage.

Placement of Dental Crowns

Each dental crown is custom made to perfectly fit over the damaged tooth it will be restoring. The crown is made from an impression of your tooth. The size and shape of the crown will be matched to the impression. The dental crown will also be color-matched to your surrounding teeth so it blends in naturally. Your Troy dentist can help you decide if a dental crown is the right option for your tooth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer multiple benefits beyond restoring damaged teeth. Placement of dental crowns is permanent so there is no need to apply dental adhesives daily to hold them in place. That also means the dental crowns will remain securely in place so they will not come loose or fall out. Another benefit of dental crowns is that they conceal cosmetic concerns, such as stains and discolorations. They can also hide chips and cracks in teeth, as well as reshape teeth that are oddly shaped. The many benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Restoring damaged teeth
  • Strengthening weak teeth
  • Protecting teeth from further damage
  • Resuming normal biting and chewing functions
  • Alleviating the additional strain on surrounding teeth
  • Concealing cosmetic concerns, such as stains, chips, or cracks
  • Looking and functioning like natural teeth

A dental crown can restore your damaged tooth, allowing you to resume normal biting and chewing functions without pain. For dental crowns in Troy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmody or Dr. Halsey by calling Rochester Dental at (248) 528-0700.

By Rochester Dental
June 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns are one of today's most reliable and versatile restorations. If you have a tooth that is compromised due to decay or injury, dental crownsyour Troy dentist may recommend a crown. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey recommend dental crowns as a great alternative to tooth extraction, to support fixed bridgework and to restore dental implants, the premier options for replacing missing teeth. Do you qualify for a dental crown?

The details on dental crowns

Say, for example, you are struck in the mouth during a softball game, and your front tooth cracks. You save the fragments and go to Rochester Dental for treatment. Upon examination and X-rays, Dr. Halsey or Dr. Carmody determines that the tooth can be saved if it is protected with a crown.

What does a crown look like? It looks just like a natural tooth and covers remaining tooth structure from the top to gum line. Made from porcelain fused to metal (PFM), all-porcelain or a strong ceramic material, your crown supplies the strength and aesthetics that your broken tooth lacks.

The crown procedure

Your Troy dentist reshapes the remaining tooth structure by removing fractured enamel and any filling material. If needed, they perform root canal therapy. The tooth is covered with a temporary filling or crown while it heals. Not every crown placement requires a root canal procedure.

Then, to craft a crown with just the right shape, color and bite for your mouth, Dr. Carmody or Dr. Halsey takes oral impressions and sends them, along with detailed instructions to a trusted dental lab. A skilled technician uses this information to custom-fabricate the crown.

On a return visit to Rochester Dental, your dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent one in place. Careful adjustments are made to the shape of the crown so it bites together perfectly with the opposite arch of teeth.

The versatility and reliability of dental crowns

The professional team at Rochester Dental also uses dental crowns to anchor fixed bridgework. Bridges are a traditional dental prosthetic used to replace one, two or more consecutive teeth. The artificial teeth are attached to neighboring natural, or abutment, teeth via crowns. Additionally, crowns are the finishing touch on dental implants which are anchored into the patient's jaw bone.

Finally, your new crown can last many years with proper care. Simply floss around it daily and brush twice daily just as you do your other teeth. And, of course, get your six-month check-ups and hygienic cleanings at Rochester Dental to keep your smile healthy and bright.

Find out more

If you are concerned about the health of a tooth, please don't wait. Contact Rochester Dental today for a restorative dentistry consultation. A dental crown could be just what your smile needs to stay strong and beautiful. Call (248) 528-0700 for an appointment.