If one tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be protected with a dental crown. Dental crowns are custom made to fit over your tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. At Great Lakes Bay Dental in Midland, MI, a dental crown may be used to treat a large area of decay, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth. Dr. Daniel Clement offers custom, full-coverage ceramic dental crowns to match your specific needs and to perfectly suit your smile. Schedule a consultation to learn about how a full-coverage dental crown can strengthen or repair a tooth while also boosting the overall health of your smile.
Crowns may be needed or wanted in a variety of situations. They can be used to protect a weak, decaying tooth to keep it from breaking, and they can hold together a cracked tooth. Crowns can also fix a loose or worn-down tooth. They can be utilized to support a tooth with a large cavity that cannot hold a normal filling, hold a dental bridge in place, or mask misshapen or discolored teeth. Crowns can even be cemented to teeth or attached to a dental implant. The material Dr. Clement will utilize to craft your custom crown will be high-quality pressed e.max ceramic, a restoration material that has been gaining popularity in recent years, which will then be customized to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth.
What To Expect
During your consultation, Dr. Clement will take impressions of your teeth because your crown will be custom made. If needed, a temporary crown can be placed over your tooth while your custom crown is being created. When your dental crown is ready, the area to be treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic. More sedation options may be available if you have dental anxieties or fears. Once you are ready, Dr. Clement will prepare the tooth by removing debris and decay. He will then file down the tooth to make room for the crown, which will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. After the crown is set, Dr. Clement will adjust the fit so your bite is comfortable.
If only local anesthesia is used, you should be able to leave once your crown is placed and get back to your day. Dr. Clement or a member of his team will discuss the best way to care for your crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. During your annual exams at Great Lakes Bay Dental, Dr. Clement will assess your crown and adjust the fit for comfort. He will determine when the crown needs to be replaced, but with proper care, it should last for many years. However, if you have any issues with your crown (it becomes loose or falls out), contact our office right away. Do not try to fix it or put it back in yourself because this can lead to a bad fit or infection.
Depending on your dental insurance, part of the cost of your crown may be covered. Once we talk to your insurance provider, our office will be able to better estimate your personal expenses. During your consultation, Dr. Clement will discuss payment options our dental office accepts, including medical financing, to make your treatment more affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
A single missing or damaged tooth can be treated with a dental crown at Great Lakes Bay Dental. Talk to Dr. Clement about how a custom, full-coverage dental crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your mouth healthy. With a wide variety of uses, a custom crown will match your natural teeth to keep your smile beautiful. Contact our office in Midland, MI to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Clement.