What makes crowns for damaged teeth look natural? … as explained by your Farmington Hills, MI dentist
Crowns replace the portion of teeth that is visible above the gumline. A crown may be in order should you have decay that can’t be resolved sufficiently with fillings or dental inlays. A large filling or less extensive form of dental restoration may be insufficient, because the “coverage” that is provided by the material doesn’t restore or maintain the structural integrity of the tooth. A large filling, for instance, can make the treated tooth more vulnerable to damage. The filling may “leak,” and allow harmful bacteria to enter the tooth. In this situation, the damage could progress to the point where the tooth may only be “saved” with root canal therapy and a crown, or the tooth may not be savable at all. Extractions would be followed by tooth replacement, either “traditional” bridges or dental implant-supported systems.
The natural appearance, durability, and feel and function of your crown generally depends on a couple of key factors:
- Material selection
- Dental professionals’ skill when designing, preparing, fabricating, and placing the crown
Call 248.636.2100 to schedule your appointment at Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S. in Farmington Hills, MI.
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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