According to Dentistry iQ, on average in this country, a dentist places about 13 dental crowns each month. The procedure might be common, but at Milford Dental Care in Highland, MI, it is never an assembly line process. Dr. Jill Seguin takes pride in providing an exceptional experience and beautiful outcome for every crown patient. It starts with sharing information and answering your questions.
The dental crown procedure
A crown is essentially a tooth cap – a hollow restoration that fits over a prepared tooth, keeping the natural root intact.
You might get a crown on your tooth to:
- Repair a large area of decay or a portion broken off.
- Keep pieces of a cracked tooth together.
- Restore worn-down tooth structure.
- Protect a tooth weakened by root canal therapy.
- Finish a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
- Hold a dental bridge in position.
- Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth or one with unusual shape or size.
Just two appointments are required. At the first, damaged tooth structure is removed, and the tooth is shaped. Dr. Seguin takes impressions and places a temporary crown. You return in about two weeks to have your lovely porcelain crown, fabricated at an off-site dental lab, securely cemented in place.
Dentist in Highland, MI answers common questions about dental crowns
- Can you put a crown on a decayed tooth?
A crown is appropriate when a cavity is too large to support a composite filling.
- Does getting a permanent crown hurt?
Your mouth is thoroughly numbed for the procedure, and inhaled nitrous oxide sedation is an option.
- How long does a crown last?
Porcelain crowns are very durable. With good oral hygiene your restoration can last many years.
- Does Dr. Seguin provide dental crown repair service?
If your crown is dislodged or suffers minor damage, Dr. Seguin can repair it on site at Milford Dental Care.
Dental crowns and bridges are just two of the treatments offered by Dr. Seguin. She provides a broad range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services for patients of all ages in the Hartland, White Lake, Milford, and Commerce Township area. Call (248) 845-4575 for an appointment at Milford Dental Care in Highland, MI.
All about dental crowns at Milford Dental Care explained by Dr. Jill Seguin
What is the purpose of a dental crown?
A crown is a great way of restoring a tooth to its original function.
If a tooth has a large filling that has caused cracks in the tooth or has weakened the tooth in any way, it’s like a cap that goes over the tooth and helps restore it to the function.
What is the process of placing a crown?
It’s generally a two-visit appointment. The first appointment is where we take out any decay, shape the tooth, and then you leave with a temporary crown.
Then you come back in a couple of weeks, and we can give you the lab crown.
What are the benefits of getting a crown placed?
It looks great. Your tooth looks a lot better than how it started first from the cracks. Now you can function a lot better and not have to worry about the tooth breaking.