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Farmington Hills area dental office provides dental caps, or crowns, for teeth


In Farmington Hills Area Dental Office Provides Dental Caps, or Crowns, for Teeth
At some point or another, many patients require some sort of repair to their smile following severe decay, disease, or trauma. A versatile restoration used at most dental practices is that of the dental crown. Dental crowns sometimes referred to as “dental caps,” are used for teeth that need an extra layer of protection or need to be covered due to extensive damage. These restorations are used by Dr. Richard S. Bernstein of Farmington Hills, MI in many different situations.

What is the procedure for placing a dental crown?

Dental crowns are placed over the course of two dental appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will remove the surrounding enamel of the tooth. Impressions are made and used to create the final restoration in an outside laboratory, while the patient is fitted with a temporary crown. In approximately one to two weeks, the final dental crown is completed and sent to the dentist. Patients come back into the office to remove the temporary restoration and bond the new one in place.

How long will my dental crown last?

Dental crowns are made in a laboratory with porcelain materials that are strong, durable, and mimic the look of natural tooth enamel. In doing so, it ensures a more natural-looking restoration that often does not look like a dental repair has occurred. With proper care and attention, most patients will enjoy their dental crowns for many years.

When are dental crowns used?

Caps may be recommended by a dentist for many reasons. Dental crowns can:
  • Protect a tooth that has been weakened by root canal therapy or a large cavity
  • Conceal certain aesthetic flaws on teeth that may not be appropriately addressed with veneers
  • Maintain strength in a tooth that has been damaged extensively by decay or disease
  • Restore a dental implant and act as a false tooth
  • Be integrated into other dental restorations such as dental bridges to replace missing teeth

Find out if you are a candidate for a dental cap

Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations with Dr. Richard S. Bernstein. If you live in or around the area of Farmington Hills, MI and are interested in learning more about this or other dental repairs, contact our facility by calling 248.636.2100 and scheduling an appointment at our office, located conveniently at 31158 Haggerty Road. We are open to both new and current patients.
Dr. Richard 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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