Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take a certain amount of abuse over all those years. What this often means is that you might need a dental crown at some point.
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 were first used in the 1800s. After the refinement of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry began to improve dramatically.
Today, 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 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.