Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over teeth to restore its strength, size, shape, color and more. The crown is cemented into place by the dentist and completely encases the visible portion of the tooth. Crowns are available in resin, ceramic, porcelain, metals and stainless steel. Crowns can be permanent or temporary depending on the use. Crowns are needed when a tooth is weak and needs to be protected, a tooth is broken and needs to be restored, a large filling needs to be supported, a dental bridge needs to be held in place and more.
Dental crowns not only benefit adults, they can also be used in children’s dentistry. Temporary dental crowns can be used to protect teeth at elevated risk for decay, to save a tooth that has been damaged by decay that can’t support a filling, and to decrease how often general anesthesia is used for children who are unable to handle it. Adults can benefit from crowns as well of course, as said before they can protect weak teeth, support missing teeth, and help support a dental bridge as well.
If you think that a dental crown might be the right choice for you, you should schedule an appointment with the dentist to talk about your options. Here at Dental Smiles of Livonia we make sure that our patients are treated with the utmost care and attention and strive to provide only the highest quality services, from dental crowns to whitening and so much more. To learn more about dental crowns, veneers, whitening, braces and the rest of our services give us a call at (734) 525-2552.