Around here, we take restorative dentistry seriously because so much about your quality of life depends on you having a good-looking, highly-funtioning smile. As such, we want to utilize today’s post to talk about dental crowns. Keep reading to see what you should know about them, and then give us a call at 248-712-1522 to request your consultation appointment in Royal Oak, MI with the smile-saving team at North Oaks Dental.
Fix A Damaged Smile
The main thing you need to know is that a dental crown is a restoration that we can use to protect a tooth. We often place crowns for patients who have experienced a deep level of tooth decay, or who have fillings that are too big to restore again. We also use them to strengthen a tooth following root canal therapy, and for fixing teeth that are heavily cracked. In all of these cases, the crown is placed over the tooth to keep the tooth functional for many more years.
Replace Missing Teeth
A dental implant is perhaps the best thing that can be used to replace a missing tooth, or even to stabilize a set of dentures. Implants are among the most effective replacements out there because they function like real roots, and are almost as strong. And they can be restored with dental crowns so that they look just like your natural teeth. If you’ve already talked to another dentist about a restorative service, and you didn’t like what they had to say, you can get a free second opinion from us. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Dental crowns are engineered to look and function just like your natural teeth. But there is one advantage that crowns have over real teeth. Real teeth can stain with daily coffee drinking, smoking tobacco, or simply with the aging process. Our crowns, however, will not become discolored so easily.
There are old-fashioned dental offices around the area that are still using metal in their dental crowns, even though this is completely uncalled for in the modern era. While there’s no doubt that metal-based crowns are strong, patients who are left with these type of crowns often develop a gray line near their gum-line. This can be a little bit off-putting to say the least, which is why at North Oaks Dental, we use two types of dental crowns: porcelain and zirconia. The choice is yours and either way, you win.
Get A Long-Term Solution
The great thing is that we are now able to make crowns that last for many years, sometimes even decades. Still, your crown will not last forever. A crown can fail for a lot of reasons including poor oral health, sudden trauma, or a crack or break. The good news is that as long as there is enough healthy tooth beneath the crown, we can replace the bad crown with another crown.
Call Today To Save Your Smile!
What can dental crowns do for you? There’s only one way to find out. Call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule an easy appointment for dental crowns and more.