Farmington Hills dentist works with you on caring for dental crowns so they last a lifetime
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Should a tooth be damaged, the doctor and his team will design a crown that looks, feels, and functions like a healthy natural tooth. Since the crown mimics natural structure it must be treated like a natural tooth with effective at-home care combined with regular visits to your trusted dental professionals in Farmington Hills. Specialized tools, for instance, are required to remove stubborn, hardened sticky plaque or tartar.
While durable and not susceptible to the same type of decay as a natural tooth, modern crowns are still connected to natural tooth structure. Corrosive bacteria and sugars in foods and drink can be harbored beneath and around the edges of your crown where decay can flourish.
Though crowns do not require special care, there are some factors that can assure your new tooth lasts. A member of the distinguished Crown Council and Michigan’s only American Society for Dental Aesthetics accredited dentist, Dr. Bernstein will assure the crown is designed and fitted to function as intended. He will also discuss habits or conditions that give rise to complications affecting a crown’s functionality. Factors that can shorten the lifespan of your restored tooth include:
- Excessive wear and tear
- Tooth grinding and clenching, which places pressure on the restoration
- Chewing fingernails and ice cubes
Caring for dental crowns in Farmington Hills is no different from caring for your natural teeth. Get ready to enjoy many years of smiling proudly, eating comfortably, and speaking freely with beautiful, pain-free teeth. Call 248.636.2100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bernstein.
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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