Michigan dentist describes the process of creating dental crowns
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Dental crowns are "caps" that are fabricated from quality porcelain that is made to match the color and shape of the existing teeth so that it is a discreet restoration within the smile. Others are unaware that the crown is over a natural tooth and it can help in maintaining the aesthetic appearance. Dr. Richard S. Bernstein may recommend dental crowns for some patients who then ask about the dental crown process.
Patients considering dental crowns will often want to learn about how they are made and what they can expect from start to finish. First, patients consult with their dentist and learn about the reasons dental crowns are appropriate for their smiles. During the preparation appointment, the teeth are shaped and impressions are made. This requires that some of the enamel be removed for better fit of the dental crown. Then, molds are made of these teeth and sent out to a dental laboratory where the final crowns are fabricated. This is done by a ceramist who fabricates the crown to look exactly like the other teeth with instructions from the dentist about the shape, color, and look of the dental crown. Once the crowns are sent to the practice, patients return for the bonding of the crowns over their natural teeth. This final appointment concludes the process, and patients are given after-care instructions to maintain the health and wellness of their smile.
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.