Whether you have a few chips and cracks, stains and discolorations, or are missing one or more teeth, a damaged smile can take a toll on your quality of life as well as your oral health. But depending on the extent of the damage, a few trips to the dentist may be all that stand in the way between you and a new and improved smile. Dental crowns are one of the most versatile and effective solutions to some of the most common dental issues that can ruin an otherwise healthy and attractive smile. Dr. Keith Bever, a dentist in Mt Pleasant, MI, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services to improve and restore your smile and oral health.
Get a New and Improved Smile with Dental Crowns in Mt Pleasant, MI
Dental crowns are basically a cover that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore lost tooth surface, change the size, shape, and color of a damaged tooth, or to replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge.
What Can Dental Crowns Fix?
One of the most common uses for crowns is to restore a severely decayed tooth. When a cavity becomes too large, a standard dental filling may not be enough to fill the cavity and seal the tooth. In this scenario a crown restores function to the tooth as well as cosmetic appearance. Other common uses for crowns include:
- Restore broken, fractured, or cracked teeth
- Restore missing teeth through a bridge or dental implants
- Improve the function or cosmetic appearance of damaged or unattractive teeth
How Crowns Work
Crowns are custom designed to fit and look just like a natural tooth. Most dental crowns are made from a combination of materials: porcelain, composite resin (glass and plastic), metal, and ceramics. With proper oral hygiene and follow up visits to the dentist (the American Dental Association recommends every six months for most people), a typical crown has a shelf life of five years, but many can last for much longer.
Find a Dentist in Mt Pleasant, MI
For more information about dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact our office today by calling (989) 773-9793 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bever.