Broken, cracked, or otherwise weakened teeth are best served by a protective dental crown. You can think of them as tooth-shaped helmets with their main purpose being to restore size, strength, and appearance. Our Ada, MI, dentists may place a crown for multiple reasons, such as when a tooth is left vulnerable after a large cavity.
Whether or not you require the placement of a dental crown will depend on your situation. For instance, not every cracked tooth needs a crown. We may find that the crack is merely cosmetic and can be corrected with dental bonding. Other times, however, a dental crown is the best possible solution.
We’ll take the time to speak with you before moving forward with any treatment. If a dental crown ends up being the ideal route to go, we want to make sure you’re fully aware and know what to expect.
Our dentists will start by examining the tooth in need of the crown and taking X-rays. Next, we’ll file down and remove a part of the tooth’s outer layer. An impression is then made of the trimmed down tooth and the surrounding teeth. We’ll place a temporary crown until the permanent version is back from the dental lab. Once the crown has been created, we will ask that you return for a second visit to our Ada dental office to have it properly cemented onto your tooth.
Your smile deserves the right protection. If a tooth becomes compromised, our dentists in Ada, MI, may decide to place a dental crown to restore not only its look, but also its function. Call Norman Family Dentistry today at (616) 676-9177 to request an appointment.
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