Could You Benefit From a Dental Crown?
By Brighton Family Dentistry, PLLC
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   crowns  

Dental CrownHow much time have you spent worrying about the appearance and long-term stability of one of your teeth? Maybe it’s discolored due to staining at the innermost layers, or it has been cracked or damaged due to normal wear and tear. It’s worth your time to find out if you can benefit from having a dental crown placed by a dentist at Brighton Family Dentistry in Brighton, MI.

The Purpose of Dental Crowns
If it were not for dental crowns, patients with otherwise healthy teeth might have to opt for more extreme measures to preserve their dental health in the long run. Dental crowns provide full coverage (front, back, and sides) over the outer part of a tooth so that the inner part can stay safe from damage and infectious bacteria. Dental crowns also serve another important purpose: they help make your smile look more full, well-contoured, and attractive.

How Are Dental Crowns Constructed?
Creating a dental crown starts with having your Brighton, MI, dentist adjust your tooth and make a molded impression of it. A dental technician then takes a hunk of porcelain material to begin forming the custom crown. The inner part of the crown device is hollowed out to match the impression and the outer part is shaped, smoothed, and polished so that it matches your other teeth.

Could You Benefit from a Dental Crown?
Dental crown installation is one of the most common restorative treatments in dentistry. If you have any of the following smile issues, you could benefit from a crown:

- Dental staining caused by taking certain medications.
- A tooth is cracked or chipped due to bruxism or an injury.
- One tooth is out of place, either protruding or crooked.
- You were born with a tooth that is too small compared to your other teeth, causing gaps.

Schedule a Crown Consultation and Installation Appointment
You need to schedule a minimum of two appointments to get a crown. Call (810) 227-4224 today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Brian Petersburg, Dr. Brian Giammalva, or Dr. Wendy Jativa at their office in Brighton, MI, and discover more about how dental crowns can benefit you.