What Is Necessary For A Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns have been around for millennia and are still used to restore smiles today. Ancient dentists used ivory, bone, and seashells to make crowns for teeth. Evidence of gold crowns dates from 200 A.D. Porcelain crowns appeared in the 1800s. With the advancement of metal casting processes in the 1900s, crown technology took a big leap forward.

A dental crown procedure consists of multiple steps:

Tooth Preparation
Your dentist will anesthetize the tooth to be crowned and then prepare it. All decay is removed and the tooth is shaped.

The Temporary Crown
A temporary crown is made to protect the tooth and make sure it doesn’t move in the mouth while the permanent crown is being created. Patients need to be careful with their temporary crown. It is not as strong as the permanent crown and is attached only with temporary cement. Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods.

Choosing a Color
If the new crown will be created with porcelain, you and your dentist will use a shade guide to identify the best shade to blend in with the surrounding teeth.

Your Crown Is Put In Place
Once the new crown is made, your dentist will place it in your mouth and make any needed calibration to achieve a perfect fit.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry: 616-723-8631

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769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 


The Good News About Dental Crowns

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It happens to the best of us: We have a damaged tooth that needs to be crowned or perhaps you needed a root canal and the remaining tooth structure needs to be crowned so it is reinforced.

The good news is that a dental crown not only saves your natural tooth structure but looks natural, so it is virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Porcelain crowns are strong, comfortable, and made to match your surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line and are cemented in place after the tooth is treated. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to brighten and improve the appearance of one’s smile if a tooth is misshapen or stained badly enough that not even professional tooth whitening will brighten it.

If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, please call Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull at 616-827-7019.

Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park. We have been serving patients in the Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI area since 1974. We can recommend the best tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry option for you.