At Levan Dental Group, we provide a wide range of services, including crowns. Dr. Al Abdelnour, DDS., and his staff offer gentle care to ensure you achieve your goals. Whether it’s cosmetic dentistry services, teeth whitening, dental implants, or crowns, Livonia residents can find solution at Levan Dental Group.
Permanent dental crowns are coverings that are placed over your teeth to restore their size and shape. They also improve their strength and appearance. Crowns are held in place by the use of a cement-like substance. They cover all parts of the teeth that are at and above the gum line.
There are several reasons that that crowns may be suggested. Here are the most common reasons:
- Cosmetic repairs
- Keeping a dental bridge in place
- Holding together parts of a cracked tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth
- Covering a dental implant
What to Expect at Your Appointments
The placement of crowns takes 2 visits about two weeks apart.
First visit – Examination:
- Teeth are prepared for crowns
- Possible X-rays taken of the teeth, roots and surrounding bone
- Possible root canal treatment. This would only need to be done if the dentist feels that there is a possibility that that the pulp of the teeth could become infected or damaged or if the teeth have an extremely large amount of decay.
- Impression of the teeth is taken
Second visit – Placement of permanent crowns:
- Teeth are cleaned
- Teeth and the gum tissue around the teeth are numbed
- Teeth that the crowns are being placed on are either filed down or filled in with filling material. This depends on whether there is a large amount of tooth missing.
Types of Crowns
At Levan Dental Group, we offer crowns in all ceramic material or those made of porcelain fused to metal. People with allergies to metal would be good candidates for all-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns. Front teeth are the most common for placement for crowns.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are stronger but can cause wearing to the opposing teeth. They can also reveal the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain, showing through as a dark line, especially if your gums recede. Front and back teeth are both common for placement of crowns.