Dental Crowns – Farmington Hills, MI

Repairing Compromised Teeth for a Healthier Bite

Dental crowns are one of the most reliable restorative treatments, helping countless people restore decayed and/or damaged teeth. Not only can these dental caps strengthen the structure and function of a compromised tooth, but they can also help patients avoid needing tooth extractions. The best part: the materials used are incredibly lifelike, so most people won’t even be able to tell the difference. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns or reach out to our office to schedule an initial consultation!

Why Choose Radiant Dental for Dental Crowns?

  • Various Dental Materials Used for Lifelike Results
  • Durable & Long-Lasting Restorations
  • In-Network with Multiple Dental Insurance Plans

What is a Dental Crown?

a 3D depiction of a dental crown being placed

A dental crown is a kind of restoration that is designed to repair, strengthen, and improve a tooth that is decayed, damaged, or otherwise compromised. It can be made out of various materials, such as zirconia, E-max, and porcelain—all of which can provide natural-looking results that can last many years. The common situations that can require a dental crown include a cracked tooth, broken teeth, a tooth that’s been weakened due to decay, or a tooth that’s recently undergone root canal treatment. Our team will first perform an initial consultation so that we can evaluate your mouth and oral health before determining how we can help you with dental crowns.

The Dental Crown Process

a patient undergoing the dental crown process

At our practice, the dental crown treatment process can take two appointments to complete. Firstly, our team will need to ensure that you’re free of any oral health complications that can become problematic later on, such as decay, gum disease, and infection. Once you’re clear of any issues, we can prepare your tooth by taking off a small portion of the enamel to make room for the dental caps. We’ll then take impressions of your smile to send to a trusted lab for fabrication. During your waiting period, you’ll have to wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth.

After your final restoration is completed, you’ll return to our office to have the provisional cap replaced with the permanent one. We’ll make any necessary minor adjustments and verify that your crown and bite are both correct. Once we know that your results are satisfactory, we can send you on your way to enjoy your new and improved tooth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

a patient checking his smile with a mirror

Some of the main benefits you notice after receiving your dental crowns will include:

  • Improved bite: You’ll be able to munch on virtually all of your favorite foods with your restoration.
  • Durability: The dental crown will be made of tough dental material, meaning it can withstand the pressures of chewing as well as last a decade or longer before needing to be replaced.
  • Aesthetic appearance: The porcelain material allows your dental cap to match the rest of your natural teeth.
  • Avoid tooth extraction: Dental crowns can protect your compromised teeth from needing to be removed, saving you money from tooth extractions and tooth replacements.