Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth

Dental crowns are the great multitaskers of dentistry. They're used for everything from covering cosmetic damage and imperfections, to dental-crownsreplacing missing teeth at an affordable price. Dr. Nicholas Booker, a dentist in Trenton, MI, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services at Booker Family Dentistry.


Improve Your Smile with Dental Crowns in Trenton, MI

Crowns are one of the oldest and most reliable dental restorations because they can be used to correct a number of dental problems quickly and efficiently. Some of the most common applications for crowns include:

  • To cover a severely decayed tooth that can't be restored with a standard filling
  • To repair a broken of a severely fractured tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • Replace missing teeth through bridgework
  • Cover cosmetic imperfections


How Dental Crowns Work

Crowns are literally a "cap" that covers the damaged tooth. In addition to improving the tooth's function and cosmetic appearance, crowns are sometimes the last resort available to prevent a tooth from getting extracted. If a cavity is too big to fill and has worn down a large portion of your tooth, or if the tooth breaks is or is fractured below the gum line, a crown can usually be applied to protect the root and prevent the need for more invasive treatment.

If you choose crowns to replace missing teeth, you can either get bridgework, which consists of an anchor crown on either side of the missing tooth to anchor the crown in place. You may also choose dental implants if you meet certain conditions. Implants replace the root of the tooth and anchor the crown through an abutment. They can replace anything from a single tooth to an entire set of crowns.

  • The crown is custom designed from a mold the dentist takes at your first visit. The crowns are designed in an offsite lab and come in a range of materials:
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Ceramic
  • Composite resin (a combination of dental-grade plastics and glass materials)

Crowns are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural tooth, and with proper care can last up to ten years, but often much longer depending on your situation.


Find a Dentist in Trenton, MI

For more information about dental crowns and the other restorative and cosmetic dentistry options available to you, contact Booker Family Dentistry by calling (734) 675-5700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Booker today.

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