Porcelain Crowns in Beverly Hills, MI
Porcelain Crowns Guard Your Smile
A crown is a cap that’s placed over the surface of a broken or damaged tooth. A crown protects the tooth from further damage while restoring its size, shape, strength, and appearance.
Our crowns are made out of porcelain, so they blend in with your other teeth seamlessly. Porcelain crowns feel natural and are highly durable for long-lasting results.
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. We use the x-ray to ensure your tooth is infection-free. If it’s not, then root canal therapy might be necessary before you can receive a crown.
Before the crown can be placed, your tooth has to be shaped to fit under the cap. If your tooth is infection-free, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding tissue.
If visiting the dentist makes you uncomfortable, Dr. Winter is fully qualified in several sedation options so you can relax during your appointment.
Our advanced technology allows us to create a perfect impression of your tooth and gums. Dr. Winter will determine the shade of your natural teeth and send it 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 place a temporary crown over your tooth to cover and protect it.
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 he determines you’re ready, Dr. Winter will numb your mouth and attach your permanent restoration.
During this second visit, placing your porcelain crown only takes about 20 minutes.
Why Might You Need a Crown?
Our patients have crowns placed for various reasons, including:
- To restore a cracked or fractured tooth
- To improve the appearance of 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
- To strengthen a dental implant
How long do crowns last?
Typically, porcelain crowns last between five and fifteen years. Numerous factors affect the “expiration date” of your new porcelain crown, including:
- The amount of wear and tear
- Good oral hygiene practices
- Your habits (chewing ice, biting fingernails, etc.)
If you maintain your crowns well, they won’t have to be replaced as often.
Can I whiten my porcelain crowns?
Crowns are unaffected by whitening procedures. This means they won’t be harmed, but they also won’t change color.
If you want your teeth whitened, we recommend you undergo a whitening treatment before your crown is color-matched to your teeth.
Can I replace my gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Though replacing a crown too often is not recommended, Dr. Winter can switch out your crown for a natural-colored alternative.
Restore Your Smile with Dr. Winter
A porcelain crown may be the ideal solution if your teeth are damaged, decayed, or misshapen. Give us a call at 248-642-3800 to schedule your free consultation, or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get right back to you.