Fix Your Smile and Restore Damaged or Decayed Teeth

Dental crowns from Village Dental with Dr. Charara serve as a transformative solution for various dental concerns, reinvigorating the aesthetics and functionality of affected teeth. When faced with dental trauma or decay, consider the merits of a dental crown. This straightforward procedure promises not only restoration but also enhancement, completed over two convenient appointments. Call (734) 722-1617 to learn more. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, often termed ” tooth caps,” encapsulate a crucial dental solution aimed at fortifying and restoring compromised teeth. These custom-made coverings encase damaged or cracked teeth, shielding them against further harm while enhancing their functionality and appearance.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns come with several benefits, such as:

  • Structural Reinforcement: Dental crowns act as protective shields, reinforcing weakened teeth against fractures or damage caused by decay.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Beyond structural support, a permanent crown is tailored to seamlessly blend with your teeth, restoring the appearance and confidence of an individual’s smile.
  • Versatile Applications: Their versatility extends beyond standalone treatment, encompassing various scenarios like reinforcing teeth after root canal therapy, supporting dental bridges, or capping dental implants.
  • Longevity and Durability: Crafted from durable materials, these crowns ensure longevity, providing sustained protection and functionality akin to natural teeth.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: By effectively safeguarding compromised teeth, crowns aid in preserving overall oral health and preventing potential oral issues.

Candidacy for Dental Crowns

Happy couple outdoorsDetermining candidacy for dental crowns involves evaluating various dental conditions and situations where this restorative solution proves beneficial for various types of dental crowns, even metal crowns:

  • Cracked or Fractured Teeth: Individuals with cracked or fractured teeth due to accidents or trauma often find dental crowns an ideal solution to reinforce and protect the affected tooth structure.
  • Severe Tooth Decay: Teeth extensively affected by decay, beyond what a filling can restore, can benefit from the protective coverage and structural support offered by dental crowns.
  • Misshapen or Uneven Teeth: Dental crowns effectively address aesthetic concerns arising from misshapen or uneven teeth, providing a natural and harmonious smile.
  • Large, Unsightly Dental Fillings: Crowns offer a durable and aesthetic solution to replace or cover large, conspicuous fillings, restoring function and appearance.
  • Badly Discolored Teeth: Stubborn discoloration that resists conventional teeth whitening treatments can be concealed and corrected with dental crowns, reviving the natural beauty of the smile.

Dental Crown Placement Process

Examination and Consultation

Dr. Charara conducts a comprehensive assessment to determine the need for a dental crown. He discusses treatment options, evaluates oral health, and explains the crown placement procedure, such as how you’ll need to wear temporary crowns while your final crown is crafted at a dental lab.

Preparation of the Weak Tooth

Close-up of female patient's smile being examinedDr. Charara prepares the affected weak tooth by reshaping and resizing it to accommodate the new crown part. This step ensures a snug fit and seamless integration of porcelain crowns with the natural tooth structure.

Impressions and Temporary Crown

Dr. Charara takes detailed impressions of the prepared tooth to craft a customized crown. He may place a temporary crown to protect the broken tooth, while the permanent crown is being fabricated at the dental lab.

Custom Fabrication

The dental laboratory fabricates a new crown using the impressions. This permanent crown is tailored to fit the unique contours and color of the patient’s natural teeth. Rest assured, your dental crown will be more customized than your temporary crown. 

Final Placement

Once Dr. Charara receives the customized dental crown, he schedules a follow-up appointment for its placement. He removes the temporary crown and meticulously checks your final porcelain crown for proper fit, color, and bite alignment.

Bonding the Dental Crown

Dr. Charara securely bonds the dental crown to the prepared tooth using dental cement or adhesive, restoring functionality and aesthetics. Your dentist emphasizes post-placement care, advising on maintaining proper oral hygiene, attending regular dental check-ups, and adhering to recommended care routines to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of the dental crown.

Caring for a Dental Crown

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene and adopting specific care practices are essential for preserving the longevity and functionality of a dental crown:

  • Brushing: Utilize a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to gently brush your teeth, including the crowned tooth, at least twice daily.
  • Flossing: Regular flossing, especially around the crowned tooth, removes plaque and debris, preventing potential gum issues and maintaining oral health.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: Limit consumption of hard or sticky foods that may exert excessive pressure on the crowned tooth, potentially causing damage to types of dental crowns.
  • Minimize Sugary Foods: Reduce your intake of sugary or acidic foods and beverages to prevent decay and preserve the integrity of your dental restoration.
  • Use Mouthguards: When engaging in contact sports or activities with a risk of impact to the mouth, wearing a mouthguard provides added protection to the final crown.
  • Avoid Teeth Grinding: If you have a habit of teeth grinding (bruxism), using a nightguard can prevent undue stress on the new crown while you sleep.
  • Routine Dental Visits: Schedule routine dental appointments for professional cleanings and thorough examinations. Your dentist, like Dr. Charara, will assess the condition of the types of dental crowns and ensure their proper functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Restore Your Healthy Smile with Tooth Crowns

There’s no need to live with a flaw in your smile. Dr. Charara and the team at Village Dental are here to restore the health and beauty of your tooth that’s suffered from dental trauma, decay, or tooth loss. Schedule your consultation by calling (734) 722-1617. We welcome patients from Westland, Inkster, and Romulus, MI.

Village Dental

35100 E. Michigan Ave.
Wayne, MI 48184

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