Providing Dental Crowns in Ann Arbor, MI
Crowns are a restoration used to improve your tooth's shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, have undergone root canal therapy, or have suffered over 50 percent destruction by tooth decay.
Crowns are cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
To learn more about restoring a tooth with a crown listen to our interviews with Dr. Newman that aired March 14th and 21st on the Smile Files.