Dental Crowns in Sterling Heights, MI
How Can Dental Crowns Benefit You?
Damaged or weak teeth can pose a threat to your oral health and are more easily infected. With the help of a dental crown, we can easily protect vulnerable teeth so you won’t have to worry about more invasive procedures.
Dental crowns can also help improve the appearance of your smile. We provide natural-looking dental crowns that blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, so they’ll hardly be noticeable. Learn all about dental crowns and how they can help you.
The Dental Crowns Process
Dental crowns are usually placed in two appointments. At your first appointment, Dr. Johnson will evaluate your tooth and make sure a crown is the best option for you. To begin the crown process, she’ll prepare your tooth so the crown can fit over it.
Once your tooth has been prepared, she’ll take an impression of it to send to the lab. There, your crown will be custom-created for you. Once it’s ready, you’ll come back for your second appointment. Dr. Johnson will securely place your crown and you’ll be good to go.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
There are many reasons why a crown could be beneficial for you. Some of the reasons we place crowns are:
- To protect a vulnerable tooth
- To restore a broken tooth
- To support a tooth after a large filling or root canal therapy
- As part of a dental bridge
- To cover a misshapen tooth
- To finish a dental implant
- As a cosmetic option for a tooth
If any of these options apply to you, Dr. Johnson may recommend a dental crown. She’ll help you find the best possible option to repair your tooth and keep your smile beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental crowns can last for 10 to 15 years if you take good care of them. To take care of your crown, you’ll need to keep up with a thorough regular hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, using a mouthwash suitable for your teeth, and visiting our office for regular checkups and cleanings.
Eventually, your crown will have to be replaced. But it’s best to try and keep your crown in the best shape possible so it won’t have to be replaced too often.
No, it isn’t painful to have a crown placed. Dr. Johnson may use local anesthetic to reduce some discomfort during either appointment, so you won’t feel any pain. The process isn’t invasive and only requires some minor modifications to your tooth.
Dr. Johnson will accurately and gently place the crown on your tooth, making sure it’s secure. She’ll place your crown so it’s comfortable and will feel natural once you get used to it. If you feel any pain around your crown, call our office at (586) 939-5151 so we can help you.
A crown can be replaced multiple times as needed. While crowns are a great option that can last for around 15 years, they do eventually need to be replaced. If your crown needs to be replaced, Dr. Johnson will suggest the best option for you. She’ll gently and carefully place your new crown to minimize any negative effects of crown placement.
While crowns can be replaced, it’s best to make your current crown last as long as possible. To do that, brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit our office for regular checkups and cleanings. A good oral hygiene routine keeps your crown in good shape.
Contact Us for Beautiful Tooth Repair Options
If your smile is giving you trouble, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our experienced and friendly team can help you get a smile that’s strong and beautiful. To contact us, call our office at (586) 939-5151 or fill out our online contact form. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your options.