A dental crown is a protective “cap” that is placed over a tooth, helping to restore its shape, size, strength, or improve its appearance. When the crown is adhered into place by our Troy, MI, dentists, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Here’s what you need to know about dental crowns and when one might be necessary.
Instances That Call For a Dental Crown
Our team of dentists will only place a crown in our Troy, MI, dental office if your tooth needs it and it proves to be the best solution available. For example, if your tooth is worn down from repeated nighttime grinding or clenching (bruxism), we’ll recommend a porcelain crown be put over top to provide strength.
Dental crowns can also be used to:
- Replace a large filling when only minimal tooth structure remains
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant restoration
- Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
When properly cared for with daily brushing and flossing as well as regularly scheduled teeth cleanings, acan last for up to 15 years. Of course, accidents or injuries do still happen which can affect how long you have your crown before replacement is required.
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Give Our Office a Call
Receiving a dental crown not only gives your smile the added durability it needs, but it also seamlessly blends in with the rest of your teeth. Our dentists in Troy, MI, will closely examine your tooth/teeth before proceeding to determine whether or not a crown would be the most appropriate form of treatment. Call Mosaic Dental today at (248) 528-2270 to request an appointment.