Do you have nagging discomfort because of a decayed or damaged tooth? Don’t let tooth damage prevent you from living life to the fullest. Douglas Hoppe DDS in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, uses porcelain crowns to repair dental damage while improving the aesthetics of your tooth.
While procedures like root canals, fillings, and tooth bonding can protect the enamel, your tooth can only withstand so many repairs. A dental crown encapsulates the entire tooth from the gum line to securely reinforce your tooth for durable function and aesthetics.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed on a tooth to improve its size, color, and shape. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown to address the functional and cosmetic issues below.
While many dentists claim to place dental crowns, only a few do it without leaving too much to be desired. Your crown should feel and look like natural teeth. We ensure we get the fit and aesthetics right by using clinical-grade materials and precise planning. Our expertly placed crown sits flush with the other teeth for undetectable dental work.
We place dental crowns in just two convenient and painless dental appointments. The process begins with administering a local anesthetic so that you experience minimal discomfort. Still, if you have dental anxiety, you can benefit from our sedation dentistry.
Once you are comfortable, we will grind down your tooth enamel and reshape it to create space for a crown. Then, we’ll take impressions of your prepped tooth to be used by our partner dental lab to craft your bespoke crown. While you wait for the permanent crown, we’ll place a temporary one to protect your tooth.
After one to two weeks, you’ll schedule another appointment with our dentist to place the permanent crown. Once we check the crown’s fit, we’ll use dental cement to bond it in place. That’s it! You can now eat confidently and smile without covering your mouth.
After restoring your tooth with a crown, there’s still work to be done. You should properly maintain your crown to prolong its lifespan and ensure it keeps looking its best.
Observe the tips below to maintain your crowns.
Porcelain dental crowns can last as many as 20 years. However, to extend the longevity of your crown, you must be dedicated to lifetime care. Fortunately, caring for your crowns is similar to maintaining your natural teeth. A dental crown doesn’t disrupt your life, especially if you observe optimal oral hygiene.