Dental Crowns in Allen Park, MI

Restore Strength & Beauty to Your Smile

Are you looking to improve your smile and protect your teeth from damage? Consider dental crowns, the tooth-shaped caps that can beautifully restore your teeth while providing essential protection against bacteria. 

Dr. Maxine Cannon and her dedicated dental team in Allen Park, MI, are skilled in creating custom dental crowns that preserve natural teeth and enhance oral health. Call (313) 928-8848 to learn more. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

dental crownDental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over your natural teeth to restore their function and appearance. They’re essentially artificial “hats” for your teeth, custom-made to fit snugly over the existing tooth structure.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Here are some of the benefits of a dental crown procedure:

  • Protection: Dental crowns act as a shield for your teeth, safeguarding them from fractures, decay, and further damage.
  • Restoration of Functionality: They allow you to chew effectively and speak clearly by rebuilding the structure and integrity of your tooth.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Dental crowns improve the look of your smile by concealing cosmetic issues like discoloration, chips, or misshapen teeth.
  • Preservation of Natural Teeth: In many cases, dental crowns can save your natural tooth structure from tooth extraction by reinforcing and providing support.
  • Long-lasting Durability: With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years.

What Can Dental Crowns Correct?

Dental crowns can address a variety of dental concerns, including:

  • Severely Cracked or Decayed Teeth: If a tooth is extensively damaged or weakened by decay, a crown can provide the necessary reinforcement and restore its functionality.
  • Post-Root Canal Therapy: Following a root canal procedure, a tooth becomes more fragile. A dental crown strengthens the tooth and prevents future complications.
  • Cosmetic Improvements: Discolored, chipped, or irregularly shaped teeth can be aesthetically improved with natural-looking crowns.
  • Dental Implant: Dental implants require a crown to replace the visible portion of the missing tooth above the gumline. The crown completes the implant for a natural look and function.
  • Dental Bridges: Dental crowns are anchors for dental bridges, supporting the replacement teeth and bridging the gap left by missing teeth.

Fitting and Placing Dental Crowns

woman smiling in dental chairFitting and placing dental crowns typically involves two appointments at our Allen Park, MI, dental office. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

First Appointment:

  1. Consultation and Examination: Your Allen Park dentist will discuss your concerns and examine your teeth to determine if a dental crown is the right solution. X-rays may be taken to assess the tooth’s root health and surrounding bone structure.
  2. Tooth Preparation (Anesthesia): A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area around the tooth being crowned. Dr. Cannon will then reshape the tooth to create space for the crown and remove any decay or damaged tooth structure.
  3. Taking Impressions: Once the tooth is prepared, a precise mold (impression) will be taken of your teeth. This impression is used by a dental lab to create your custom-made crown.
  4. Temporary Crown Placement: Temporary crowns, typically made of acrylic or stainless steel, will be placed over the prepared tooth. This temporary crown protects your tooth and allows you to function normally while your permanent crown is being crafted to protect a weak tooth or cracked tooth.

Second Appointment:

  1. Permanent Crown Placement: The permanent crown, made from materials like porcelain, will be delivered from the lab. Dr. Cannon will check the fit, color, and bite of the crown, making adjustments if necessary.
  2. Cementation: Once the fit and aesthetics are satisfactory, the permanent crown will be securely cemented onto your prepared tooth.

Aftercare for Dental Crown Placement

Following your crown placement, it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of your crown and overall oral health. Here are some aftercare tips:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from around the crown and under the gumline.
  • Avoid using your teeth for tasks like chewing on hard candy or ice cubes, which can damage the crown.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings for professional monitoring of your crown and overall oral health.

Financing Dental Crowns

At Allen Park Dentistry, we understand that dental crowns can be an investment in your oral health. We’re committed to making this treatment affordable for everyone. Here are some options to help you finance your dental crown procedure:

  • Flexible Payment Plans: We offer in-house financing options with flexible payment terms to fit your budget. Discuss these options with our financial team to find a plan that works for you.
  • CareCredit®: This third-party financing company provides a healthcare credit card specifically for medical and dental procedures. CareCredit offers low-to no-interest payment plans, allowing you to spread out the cost of your crown over time.
  • LendingPoint Loans: Consider a personal loan through LendingPoint. They offer loans up to $36,500 with competitive rates and terms of up to 60 months. This can be a good option for financing larger dental procedures like dental crowns.
  • Dental Insurance: We accept most dental insurance plans and will work with your insurance company to maximize your coverage and minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Our experienced financial coordinators will handle all your insurance claims for a stress-free experience.
  • Prime Advantage Membership Plan: This in-house membership plan offers significant savings on preventive care, including cleanings and exams. While it may not directly cover dental crowns, the savings on other services can help offset the cost of your crown.

Frequently Asked Questions

Restore Your Healthy Smile with Our Allen Park Dentist

Dental crowns offer a versatile and effective solution for various dental concerns, providing functional and aesthetic benefits. With their ability to protect, restore, and improve the appearance of your teeth, dental crowns can significantly enhance your smile and overall oral health. 

Call our Allen Park office at (313) 928-8848 to schedule an appointment today. We also serve patients in Melvindale, Lincoln Park, and Taylor, MI.

Allen Park Dentistry

8400 Allen Rd.
Allen Park, MI 48101

Office Hours

9am – 7pm
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