A dentist can choose from many materials when creating a dental crown. Novi area dentist Chris Paulson of Arbor Dental Associates uses porcelain dental crowns because of their superior aesthetics and long-term durability.
WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
A dental crown also called a tooth cap or crown is a permanent restoration that covers the entire tooth. Dental crowns add strength and protect your natural teeth, improving their function and aesthetics. Dr. Paulson uses porcelain dental crowns for the most natural-looking and longest-lasting results. Other dentists elect to use resin materials.
Although resin crowns can be slightly less expensive, they wear down quicker and are more likely to break because of the material. Fortunately, you have Dr. Paulson to recommend the best type of dental crown for your unique needs.
There are many conditions that Dr. Paulson would treat with a dental crown, including:
- Following root canal therapy
- Restore a tooth with a large cavity
- Repair broke or cracked tooth
- Improve the appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover a stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
ABOUT DENTAL CROWN PROCEDURE
The dental crown procedure takes place in two office visits:
Design and Creation: The dentist will prepare the tooth by removing old fillings or crowns. Next, he will take a digital scan and place a temporary crown over the tooth. The dental crown will be custom handcrafted in a dental laboratory in Canton, Mi, to Dr. Pauslons' specifications.
Placement: Dr. Paulson will remove the temporary tooth crown and apply the new restoration, adjusting the fit and color if necessary. The porcelain dental crown will be permanently bonded to the tooth and lightly polished.
DENTAL CROWN FAQS
What is the cost of a dental crown?
This varies depending on your specific condition and goals and the material selected. If you have dental insurance, your crown may be covered. As a courtesy, we will submit a claim for reimbursement. If you do not have dental insurance or if your dental insurance carrier will not cover your treatment, we offer a range of payment options, including financing for qualified patients.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dr. Paulson designs dental crowns to last a lifetime. Proper care and maintenance will ensure that your dental crown will perform at its best for many years.
Can You Replace Gold Crowns with Porcelain Crowns?
Yes, Dr. Paulson can replace metal dental crowns and broken or worn ones with new, porcelain dental crowns. This simple procedure can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your smile.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Dr. Christopher Paulson offers consultations to discuss your dental concerns. He offers Custom dental crowns in Novi, MI. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Paulson to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if a dental crown is right for you.