Dental Crowns in Ann Arbor, MI
Dental crowns are used to restore damaged and broken down teeth. They can also be used in cosmetic procedures to create a more attractive smile.
The porcelain crowns we use at our Ann Arbor dental office are highly refined and fabricated in a local lab, ensuring that only the finest materials are used. Our dentists have both the technical and artistic talent needed to create high-quality, aesthetic dentistry.
For additional questions about dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Dental crowns: Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is used to strengthen a weakened tooth, or to replace a missing tooth.
Types of dental crowns
According to healthline, crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, and composite resin. The type of dental crown that works best for you will depend on the location, function, and health of the original tooth.
At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, we use porcelain crowns to achieve a beautiful and natural-looking smile. These porcelain crowns are highly refined and fabricated in a local lab to ensure that only the finest materials are used.
When are dental crowns necessary?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, dental crowns are used to protect a weak tooth from further damage, or to restore a tooth that is already broken or worn down. They are also used to cover dental implants and can be used to hold a dental bridge in place.
In addition to restorative procedures, dental crowns can also be used in cosmetic dentistry to cover an unattractive tooth and create a fuller, more balanced smile.
How does a dental crown procedure work?
At your first appointment, your dentist will file down the existing tooth to make room for the crown. They will then make an impression (copy) of your tooth with a putty-like substance and apply a temporary crown. The impression of your tooth is sent to a lab so they can make your permanent crown.
After the lab makes your permanent crown, you will be ready for your second appointment. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit the permanent crown into place with dental cement.
Does getting a crown hurt?
Getting a crown should not be painful. A local anesthetic is typically used to prevent any discomfort.
How long do crowns last?
How much does a typical dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown will vary depending on the type of crown, your location, insurance, and the dentist performing the procedure.
At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, we pride ourselves in clearly communicating your procedures and choices with no-pressure consultations and transparent payment options.
Finding dental crowns near you – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Our dental office is conveniently located at 3100 E. Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor with easy access to surrounding Washtenaw County and the larger Southeast Michigan area. Contact us today with questions or to schedule an appointment.