Dental Crowns Restore Form, Function, and Appearance

When repairing teeth that are chipped, cracked, or decayed, there are multiple restorative treatment options available. During your consultation at our Dearborn, MI, dental office, one of our esteemed dentists will explain your options. For extensive damage, the best solution may be a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that completely covers a damaged tooth. They can also restore dental implants to replace a lost tooth. Each dental crown we provide is customized to look completely natural within your smile. Dr. Mark Luria and Dr. Rena Allswang are here to help provide the right solution for your needs.

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A dental crown completely covers a tooth following treatment for decay or trauma.

Dental Crowns: A Versatile Solution

One of our doctors may recommend placing a dental crown if you have:

  • A severely worn tooth
  • A fractured tooth
  • Discolored teeth that will not respond to whitening
  • Advanced tooth decay
  • An infected tooth requiring a root canal
  • A missing tooth
Your dental crown will be custom-made by an expert ceramist to match the shape and color of your own teeth.

Crowns vs. Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays

Dental crowns have unique benefits when compared to other restorative treatments.

  • Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings are great for addressing minor chips and cracks. Fillings are commonly used to fill the void that results after cavity treatment, when all decayed tissue has been removed. Fillings cannot repair extensive damage and only provide limited structural support to a tooth. If a large portion of your tooth has been damaged, a crown may be a more effective solution.
  • Inlays and onlays: Following treatment for large cavities at our Dearborn dental clinic, an inlay or onlay can be placed to protect your tooth. An inlay restores the chewing surface of a molar, while an only restores the chewing surface as well as one or more cusps (the pointed upper edges of the tooth). These solutions are an excellent intermediate solution when a filling would be insufficient, but a crown would be excessive.

We will carefully review your case to determine which of these solutions is best for you.

If you are a new patient, we offer a “New Patient Special,” which includes an exam and X-rays for $29.

How to Care for Your Crown

Your dental crown will be manufactured from a strong and durable material, but it will require the right care to make it last. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, and maintaining regular checkups are three ways to ensure that your crown lasts many years.

Dental crowns can be damaged by:

  • Tobacco use
  • Bruxism
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Certain foods (especially hard or sticky foods)
  • Injury

If your dental crown ever causes pain, becomes loose, or feels “off,” contact our office immediately. Never try to repair a crown yourself. 

Contact Our Office Today

A dental crown is a versatile restoration that can benefit both the health and appearance of your smile. If you are a new patient to our Dearborn dental clinic, we offer a “New Patient Special,” which includes an exam and X-rays for $29. Our office also accepts CareCredit® and LendingClub® financing to help you budget for any out-of-pocket expenses. To schedule your next visit, contact our office online or call (313) 246-2498.

Dearborn Family Dentistry Office

Dearborn Family Dentistry

Dearborn Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice that has been serving the Dearborn, MI, area for more than 70 years. We welcome whole families and are available for dental emergencies. Our dentists are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Michigan Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (313) 565-5507. We hope to see you soon!

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"Our dentists are passionate about helping patients. Drs. Mark Luria and Rena Allswang all began careers in dentistry to improve not only their patients' smiles, but also the quality of their lives."

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