About Dental Crowns
To restore and protect chipped teeth, discolored enamel, considerable decay, and different issues, dental crowns sit over the visible portion of the tooth. At DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI, crowns (also known as caps) are tough, lasting covers that fit closely over the area of the tooth above the gumline to cover where a dental cavity is too sizeable to be fixed with a regular filling or if a tooth is damaged and must have protection. Crowns can also be helpful to conceal a different color tooth or adding stability to a dental bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Lincoln Park can be porcelain, ceramic, or metal, according to the location of the crown. The less visible teeth typically are helped by the increased strength of metal, but the front teeth look more natural with porcelain or ceramic crowns, which are dyed to be the same as the patient's natural teeth.
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What to Expect
To make a personalized crown, our dentists first ready the tooth by filing off a slender layer of enamel, and then taking digital X-rays and molds of the tooth, which will be taken to the nearest dental lab. A temporary crown may be used to cover the tooth while the custom crown is being created. As soon as the custom crown is returned to DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI, our dentists will carefully set and fit the crown on top of the tooth. Our dentists will alter the crown for the most comfortable fit.
Some patients will feel brief tenderness or sensitivity to hot and cold, although for the most part patients will not feel any soreness after the crown is in place. With ideal home care and routine dental exams and cleanings, a dental cap will stay in place for anywhere from 10 - 40 years, depending on the placement and material of the crown. Some patients may have an infection or cavity will grow below the crown, which will need a root canal treatment or a different procedure.
If the dental cap is regarded as medically necessary, dental insurance companies will usually cover part or most of the bill, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI will talk with the insurance to estimate their coverage and then the patient's portion of the costs. Estimated billing, payment options, and financing plans are available at our office in Lincoln Park, MI and can be talked about during the patient's meeting with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A dental crown may be used to cover a decayed or broken tooth, plus it can camouflage a cosmetic flaw or discoloration. To help the appearance or health of a single tooth, schedule a consultation with our dentists at DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI and determine if a dental cap is a possible option for your concerns.