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 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. Crowns are available in resin, ceramic, porcelain, metals and stainless steel. Crowns can be permanent or temporary depending on the use.

Dental crowns can be used to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth, cover a dental implant, and make a cosmetic modification. Children can also benefit from a crown in many ways such as protecting 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. Children’s crowns are usually made with stainless steel and are only temporary.

If you think that Dental Crowns 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. Our crown services include covering a tooth to restore its normal size, shape, or color, protecting a weak tooth from breaking, and so much more. To learn more about crowns and the rest of our services give us a call at (734) 525-2552.