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A dental crown can help your smile in several ways, whether it be by protecting a weak tooth from developing decay, restoring an unattractive tooth that is severely worn down, or repairing a damaged tooth. Here at Southshore Dental in Trenton, MI, if you need a dental crown, Dr. Mehul C. Patel can help.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown also called a "cap," is a cover that fits over damaged teeth to restore them to proper health. They can even replace an entire tooth as a part of dental implants or bridgework. If you are missing a significant amount of tooth structure from your gum line, a dental crown is ideal for restoring your smile.
What Can I Expect From the Procedure?
Before treatment begins at our Trenton office, your dentist will prepare your tooth for its crown. First, he will numb the surrounding area with a topical gel, and then the tooth is shaped to fit inside its new covering. If there is minimal tooth structure left, additional filling materials may be implemented to support the crown. Once the tooth is ready, the dentist will make model impressions of your teeth for the laboratory to use as guides for creating your permanent crown and ensure a proper bite. Before you leave the office, we place a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready. Your permanent crown will be installed during your second appointment.
Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call
If your smile could use enhancement, consider dental crowns for a natural aesthetic. There are several types of material Dr. Mehul C. Patel uses to craft a dental crown, but porcelain is the most popular choice. We can discuss the material best suited for you during your consultation at our office in Trenton, MI. For more information about dental crowns and other services provided, visit our website. For questions or to schedule an appointment with your dentist, please call (734) 675-0585.
A dental crown can help your smile by strengthening and protecting a damaged tooth, as well as through improving the appearance of a tooth with cosmetic flaws. A crown can also restore normal function in a damaged tooth that was previously too weak or sensitive to bite and chew food. At South Shore Dental, Dr. Mehul Patel, Dr. Heba Abuhussein, and Dr. Lena Mustafa can personally advise you on the benefits of a crown and rejuvenate your smile. Before venturing to their Trenton, MI, office, however, read below to learn if a crown is right for you!
What is a Crown?
A crown is a cap placed over a problem tooth for the purpose of restoring, protecting, or improving the appearance of the tooth. Once the crown is placed over the tooth, the tooth will be completely encapsulated inside of it. A dental crown looks just like a natural tooth so it will blend right in with the surrounding teeth. Furthermore, many crowns are made from porcelain, which closely resembles the look of tooth enamel, creating the most natural appearance possible. Best of all, a crown also functions like a natural tooth and can be used to bite and chew foods normally.
Benefits of a Crown
A dental crown delivers several different benefits, which vary depending on the reason for its installation. A crown provides a weak or damaged tooth with a strong new outer shell to both protect it from further damage and restore normal function. A crown can also transform the appearance of a less than perfect tooth by concealing cosmetic concerns, such as discolorations or cracks. Your Trenton dentist can help you decide if a dental crown is the right choice for restoring and improving your tooth. Crown benefits include:
- Concealing discolorations and stains
- Protecting a damaged tooth
- Strengthening a weak tooth
- Protecting a chipped or cracked tooth
- Restoring normal tooth functioning
- Improving the shape of a misshaped tooth
A crown can help your smile in many ways, whether you need to strengthen, restore, and protect a damaged tooth, or simply wish to conceal a flawed tooth's imperfections. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, Dr. Abuhussein, or Dr. Mustafa, call South Shore Dental's Trenton, MI, office at (734) 675-0585 today!