Learn more about dental crowns and how they can fix broken and weak teeth.
Our dentist, Dr. Steven Rollins, is proud to offer family dentistry services to the Waterford, MI area which means that everyone from children to seniors can receive dental crowns to improve the health and longevity of their smile. Read on to learn how this simple dental procedure plays a major part in improving the health of your smile.
Why Dental Crowns are Placed
A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that fits over a tooth to surround and protect it. They are generally placed when a tooth may be too weak or damaged to be able to function fully on its own. Even though enamel is the hardest substance in your body, issues such as severe decay, infection, and traumatic injury can cause enough damage to a tooth that it will require a dental crown. As part of our family dentistry services in Waterford, our office offers crowns to improve teeth that are:
- Weakened by decay or injury
- Broken or cracked
- Infected and requiring root canal treatment
- Severely malformed, misshapen, or discolored
Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth. For example, a crown is usually placed over a dental implant to replace a single tooth while two crowns are placed over teeth to anchor a dental bridge into place with a separate “dummy” crown in the middle to fill in the space.
How I Could Benefit from a Crown
If you are dealing with a broken or damaged tooth, it is important that you see your dentist as soon as possible for treatment. If you are also experiencing the warning signs of an infected dental pulp, this is another reason to visit the dentist right away. By turning to us for care when you need it, we can make the treatment process simple. Along with the restorative benefits of a crown, this restoration can also hide different defects or flaws in a tooth to enhance the overall appearance of your smile.
Need Dental Care? Give Us a Call
Whether you have questions about our family dentistry services or if you’re dealing with a dental emergency, Summit Dental Group in Waterford, MI, is here to help. Call us at (248) 681-3600 to schedule your next appointment or consultation.