By Booker Family Dentistry
April 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

If you have a damaged or broken tooth, you may feel as though it will never have a second chance. However, you can restore yourdental crowns damaged tooth’s function and appearance and ensure that it does not become damaged in the future with a dental crown. This porcelain dental restoration will breathe new life into your tooth to help you look and feel great. Find out more about dental crowns and how they can work in your smile’s benefit with Dr. Nicholas Booker at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI.

What is a dental crown? 
A dental crown looks like a tooth-shaped cap and fits over a tooth to surround it completely. The crown protects the tooth from future damage. A dental laboratory creates the crown and customizes it specifically to your existing teeth to ensure a snug fit and seamless appearance. Dental crowns can stand alone to repair a single tooth, act as part of another dental restoration, or work in conjunction with other cosmetic or restorative dental techniques.

Do I need a dental crown? 
Your dentist may suggest a dental crown in many various situations, including:

  • to stabilize tooth with a dental procedure such as after a root canal
  • to improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • to secure a permanent dental bridge in place
  • to replace a tooth as part of a dental implant
  • to restore the biting surface of a worn tooth
  • to repair a damaged tooth

What can I expect from the procedure for a dental crown? 
The dental crown process normally requires two separate dental appointments. The first appointment occurs before the dental laboratory creates the crown, and the second occurs after the crown is finished. The first appointment includes preparing the tooth for the crown and taking an impression of your mouth. The impression serves as the basis for the design of the crown. The second appointment happens about two weeks after the first, giving the lab enough time to make the crown. This appointment includes placing the crown and perfecting its fit and appearance.

Dental Crowns in Trenton, MI
If you have a broken or damaged tooth, a dental crown can help you get your smile back, effectively repair your tooth, and ensure that your teeth remain functional. For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Nicholas Booker at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI. Call (734) 675-5700 to schedule your consultation for a dental crown with Dr. Booker today!