Teeth are strong and built to withstand a great deal of wear and tear, but they aren't impervious to damage. A sports injury, decay, accident, or even biting something hard can lead to a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth. This damage affects the appearance, health, and function of your smile, but a dental crown can repair your tooth quickly, discreetly, and comfortably.
Dr. Nicholas Booker of Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI, can fit you with a dental crown for a durable, long-lasting restoration of your damaged tooth.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap, made of resin, metal, or ceramic, which is custom made to fit over your tooth to conceal any damage and seal it off from bacterial growth or infection. Crowns attach to the top of your tooth and are large enough to cover any imperfections.
What can a dental crown fix?
- Voids from a cavity that can't be filled
- Uneven surfacing
- Severe discoloration
- Jagged edges
How is a dental crown applied?
Your dentist at our Trenton, MI, office will scuff the surface of the damaged tooth to make it more porous for attaching a crown, which will be made especially for your tooth. The hue, size, and shape will be customized so it matches your natural tooth and the crown is not detectable. Using cement, your dentist will affix the crown and cure it in place with a special light so it becomes strong and secure. If any adjustments are needed so you can bite down comfortably, your dentist will make the necessary fixes before sending you home. After you leave our office, you will be able to bite, chew and brush like normal.
Consider dental crowns from the Trenton, MI, office of Dr. Booker. Call Booker Family Dentistry at 734-675-5700.