Dental Crowns Keep Your Teeth Strong
Human teeth are very strong, but there are several factors that can cause them to weaken. For example, tooth decay, injury, and gum disease can all cause weakened teeth. But the good news is, you can strengthen damaged teeth with dental crowns. Dr. Mahmoud Farhat is a dentist at Zenith Dental Care in Dearborn, MI. He knows just how dental crowns can keep your teeth strong.
How Dental Crowns Work
A dental crown is a cap that completely covers a damaged tooth, holding it together and protecting it from further harm. The crown is permanently cemented to the tooth and can extend down to the root surface. A porcelain crown is a preferred crown because it matches the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth, adding natural beauty to your smile.
Crowns can also be made from a combination of metals, metal, and porcelain or metal and resin.
What to Expect
You will typically need two dental visits to have crowns fitted. During your first visit, your dentist will examine your tooth and prepare it for the crown. This may include performing a root canal if the tooth is infected. The tooth is then prepared to allow room for the crown. An impression is then made of the tooth. Your dentist will fit a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the permanent crown has been made. This usually takes two to three weeks. During your second visit, your dentist will cement your permanent crown in place.
If you want to find out more about dental crowns in Dearborn, you can contact Dr. Farhat on (313) 406-9612 to schedule an appointment.