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What makes crowns for damaged teeth look natural? … as explained by your Farmington Hills, MI dentist


Crowns for Teeth at Richard S Bernstein DDS Dental Office in Farmington Hills Area
When modern dental technologies, materials, techniques and artistic skill converge, lab-made tooth structure can be indistinguishable in form and function from natural tooth structure; however, some dental materials and approaches can put a spotlight on “rebuilt” teeth for all the wrong reasons. Dr. Richard Bernstein is the only Michigan dentist to be accredited by the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. ASDA dentists must demonstrate their aptitude and commitment to the art and science of dentistry. So, by partnering with Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S., you can be confident that your crowns for teeth in Farmington Hills, MI will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your beautiful smile.

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
Generally, you can choose from crowns that are made with metals, dental ceramics, or a fusion of metals and ceramics. Since metals are not naturally tooth-colored, restorations made from these materials can mar the appearance of your smile. Likewise, crowns that are poorly planned, designed, and made by dentists and ceramists may look overly bulky, fail to be color-matched to other teeth, appear too opaque or lacking in natural translucence, and their shapes and sizes may not be in harmony with the counterpart teeth on the other side of the mouth. By entrusting a skilled and experienced dentist who partners with only the finest labs and uses only the finest materials, your smile will get noticed for all the right reasons. Plus, our crowns keep going (and continue to look great) for 10 to 25 years, depending on how well you clean your teeth at home and how consistent you are in maintaining check-ups and cleanings at our office.

Call 248.636.2100 to schedule your appointment at Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S. in Farmington Hills, MI.
Dr. Richard Bernstein

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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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