Dental crowns are caps that are placed over teeth too restore their size, shape, strength, color and more. Sometimes crowns are used in conjunction with root canals to protect the newly sealed tooth for further damage. The crown is fixed in place by the dentist and will completely cover the visible portion of the tooth, not the area under the gums. If a tooth is weak, broken, needs to be supported and more crowns are perfect. They can protect, restore and help support the affected tooth.
Are you wondering why you would need a dental crown? Crowns can be used to cover misshapen teeth, discolored teeth, cover an implant or root canal, and make other cosmetic modifications. Sometimes children are given crowns, this can help protect the teeth if they are at elevated risk of decay, save a damaged tooth, and to decrease the need for anesthesia on children. Children’s crowns are usually only temporary. Crowns can also be helpful is a dental bridge needs to be supported. These crowns are often made from resin, porcelain, ceramic, and metals depending on the use.
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Are you interested in learning more about dental crowns and other dental care we provide? If you are thinking about it you should schedule an appointment to talk about it with the dentist. Here at Dental Smiles of Livonia we are proud to provide our community the best dental care possible. Call us today to schedule an appointment for you, your child or the rest of your family members with our dentist at (734) 525-2552, and don’t forget about our emergency phone number in case you have a dental emergency and need immediate help at (734) 634-4077.