Our Grand Rapids restorative dentists useto restore both the appearance and the function of a damaged, decayed, or weakened tooth. If you’re suffering from a toothache, schedule an appointment right away so we can restore your smile.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Ais a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.
We use crowns for patients who have dental implants, root canals, or large tooth fillings. Our dentists may also recommend dental crowns for cosmetic issues such as discolored teeth or teeth with significant cracks or chips.
Crowns are designed to mimic the shape and color of your natural tooth enamel. That way, you can feel confident with your new smile.
Dental Crown Process
Dental crown procedures are broken down into two visits.
During your first visit with us, we will take X-rays and fill down the receiving tooth. That way, the crown will fit snugly on the tooth without feeling bulky.
Once we’ve filed down your tooth, we’ll take impressions to send to the lab that will make your dental crown. We’ll place a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your next visit.
When you return for your second appointment, your new dental restoration will be ready. One of our experienced Grand Rapids dentists will remove your temporary crown and ensure that your new crown fits properly and matches the color of your other teeth. We will then numb your tooth and cement the crown into place.
Our Grand Rapids, MI, restorative dentists can use a dental crown to restore your smile if you have a tooth that has been damaged, decayed, or weakened. To learn more, call Lake Michigan Dental today at (616) 453-8211, or contact us online.