Porcelain Crowns in Beverly Hills, MI
Porcelain Crowns Guard Your Smile
A porcelain crown is a tooth-shaped cover that’s placed on the top of a broken or damaged tooth caused by infection or trauma. A crown protects the tooth from further damage while restoring its size, shape, strength, and appearance.
Why Might You Need a Crown?
There are multiple reasons Dr. Winter might recommend a crown, including:
- To restore a cracked or fractured tooth
- To restore a poorly-shaped or stained tooth
- To protect and restore a tooth following root canal therapy
- To restore a tooth that’s severely damaged by decay
How Dr. Winter Places a Dental Crown
Preparing the tooth
Your first visit to our Beverly Hills office begins with an x-ray of the tooth that will be getting the crown. The x-ray is used to ensure the tooth is infection-free. If it’s not, then root canal therapy might be necessary before you can receive a crown.
After Dr. Winter has cleared your mouth, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding tissue. From here, to prepare the tooth for the crown, we’ll need to reshape it.
Our advanced technology allows us to create a perfect impression of your tooth and gums. Dr. Winter will use the shade of your natural teeth to send to the laboratory so they can build a crown that blends seamlessly with your smile. As you wait for your permanent restoration to be manufactured, we’ll provide your smile with an attractive temporary crown to cover and protect your damaged tooth.
Placing the crown
Your second visit to Advanced Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry will pick up where we left off by removing your temporary crown, exposing the prepared tooth. When everything is good to go, Dr. Winter will numb your mouth and attach your permanent restoration.
During the second visit, placing your porcelain crown only takes about 20 minutes.
What’s the Longevity of Dental Crowns?
Typically, porcelain crowns last between five and fifteen years. Numerous factors affect the “expiration date” of your new porcelain crowns, including:
- The amount of wear and tear
- Your good oral hygiene practices
- Your mouth-related habits (chewing ice, biting fingernails, etc.)
Restore Your Smile with Dr. Winter
If your teeth are damaged, decayed, or misshapen, then a porcelain crown may be the ideal solution. The best way to know for sure is to meet with Dr. Winter. Give us a call at 248-642-3800 to schedule your free consultation, or fill out the submission form and we’ll get right back to you.