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. Mohanad Ballani, Dr. Mark Luria, and Dr. Rena Allswang are here to help provide the right solution for your needs.
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
- Misaligned teeth
- Certain foods (especially hard or sticky foods)
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.