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Michigan dentist describes the process of creating dental crowns


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Dental crowns are commonly part of the process of restoring a smile for Michigan area patients. Dr. Richard S. Bernstein is a quality dentist who is ready and willing to help individuals in rejuvenating their smiles with cosmetic dentistry, while also bringing their smile back to health when things go wrong. When a tooth has become weak from large areas of decay, root canal therapy, or from trauma, it is important to speak to a dentist about repairing the tooth in a way that restores its function and beauty. Dr. Richard S. Bernstein, DDS of Michigan can help with dental crowns.

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.
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