What is a crown?

A crown is a dental restoration that is designed to completely encase a seriously damaged, decayed, or otherwise compromised tooth. If a tooth suffers from damage that is too extensive to be successfully repaired with a filling, inlay, or onlay, our caring dentist will recommend a dental crown. The crown is made to restore the tooth to its original shape, function, and look.

What are crowns made of?

Dental crowns can be made from a number of materials, including full gold, porcelain fused to gold, or all porcelain. Dr. Nadia Hamouda will help you determine which type of dental crown in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is best for your personal dental needs depending on the position and condition of the tooth, as well as your grinding and clenching habits. Porcelain crowns are especially popular because of their natural aesthetic.

Do I need a crown?

You may need a crown if a tooth is significantly damaged or decayed. Dental crowns, which are very versatile, can also be used to:

  • Enhance the appearance of a tooth that is severely stained
  • Protect a tooth following root canal treatment (endodontic therapy)
  • Attach a bridge
  • Complete a dental implant
  • Support a large filling if little original tooth structure remains
  • Strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth
  • Improve a misshapen tooth

To learn more about how a custom-made dental crown can improve your smile, we invite you to contact us soon at White Pearl Dentistry. We are dedicated to restoring your smile to its full beauty, health, and function.