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Crowns Specialist

COSMETIC & GENERAL DENTISTS LOCATED IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

Crowns

Dental crowns are versatile restorations that improve both the look and strength of a natural tooth. At Crimson Maple Dental in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Sami Ubaydi, DDS, offers in-house CEREC crowns to restore your smile in one day. When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to book a personalized consultation.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are crafted to cover all visible areas of a natural tooth. Sometimes referred to as “caps,” dental crowns are versatile restoration treatments that can address numerous needs. 

Many different options are available when it comes to the materials used to fabricate a dental crown. Metal crowns are incredibly durable and are sometimes a good fit for protecting baby teeth. Gold or silver crowns are sometimes preferred for the visual appeal. 

Porcelain can be fused to metal to create an affordable and aesthetically pleasing crown, and full porcelain crowns are the most lifelike of all. Crimson Maple Dental offers in-house custom crowns using chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics (CEREC) technology, which can produce a custom crown while you wait.

What kinds of dental issues can crowns improve?

Dental crowns are among the most versatile types of restoration and can address numerous dental issues with one simple treatment. Some of the conditions a dental crown can correct include:

  • Advanced decay that weakens the tooth
  • Severe discoloration
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Chipped or fractured tooth
  • Worn down tooth
  • Completing a root canal restoration

Dental crowns are also used to secure dental bridges and are the visible portion of dental implants.

What are the steps involved in getting a custom dental crown?

If you and your practitioner determine a dental crown is the right treatment option, the process begins with digital imaging to better understand the condition of your tooth and bone tissue, as well as the positioning of your tooth within your bite. 

You’ll receive numbing medication before your dentist removes a portion of your tooth tissue to make room for the crown. Another set of imaging or impressions is taken to guide the creation of your custom crown. 

If you are getting a same-day CEREC crown, you can relax comfortably while your new crown is created in-house. If your crown is being created in a dental lab, a temporary crown is placed to protect your tooth while you wait for the new crown to be completed. 

Once your new crown is ready, your dentist checks it for fit before cementing it into place. This completes the restoration, and your crown needs no special care. Just brush and floss normally, and come in for routine dental exams to have your crown checked along with the rest of your teeth. 

To explore dental crowns in greater detail, call or click to book your face-to-face visit today. 

Crimson Maple Dental
✆ Phone (appointments): 586-264-2592
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 586-264-2592
Address: 4845 E. 14 Mile Road, , Sterling Heights, MI 48310