Patients that have undergone invasive dental procedures, or who have injured their teeth in some way, should call or visit William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C. to learn more about restorative dentistry from professionals in Shelby Township. Our office has many services available that allow us to give patients amazing dental care, including dental crowns. Crowns protect teeth from damage, restoring their integrity and preventing the tooth from having to be removed.
Crowns are made using several kinds of materials. Your dentist will determine the best material for your tooth and discuss it with you before treatment. The materials you may have to choose from include gold, ceramics, porcelain fused with metal, or porcelain on its own.
Your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown if the tooth has been damaged and cannot be repaired using a filling. Patients that have root canal therapy often have a crown applied to the tooth after treatment has been completed. If the tooth has been cracked, broken, or a significant amount of decay has been removed, the tooth may also need a crown.
Crowns can be used for cosmetic reasons as well, such as to correct dull coloration of teeth and to fix gaps that may be between any two teeth.
Before getting a crown applied, the tooth will be prepared by your dentist. They will remove enamel from the tooth to allow the crown to fit on top of it securely and comfortably. Then, the tooth will be measured and the crown will be designed by your dentist. Once it is complete, the crown is fitted onto the tooth and adjusted so that it is comfortable, and your bite is normal. It will then be cemented onto the tooth, where it can last for many years with care and regular dental appointments.
If you have problems with your teeth and want to learn more about how to restore both the beauty and bite function of your teeth, call our office to schedule an appointment with our dental professionals. We can provide information for William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C. patients in Shelby Township about crowns as well as other dental procedures we offer.