Here at The Art of Dentistry we use a crown to address many different dental problems and restoration applications. A crown essentially replaces the enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial materials like porcelain.
In many situations a crown is called for to restore a tooth that has been compromised by advanced tooth decay where there is not sufficient enamel remaining to cement a filling. This could also be related to the loss of a large filling or a filling that has succumbed to additional decay brought on by the pervasive bacteria in your mouth.
Damaged tooth enamel like fractures, shallow cracks and chips on one or more teeth can compromise a tooth or increase the risk of significant tooth decay. Even if the damage doesn’t cause pain in the tooth, it’s still a good idea to have The Art of Dentistry restore it with a crown, before bacteria can exploit the damaged enamel and cause serious tooth decay complications.
In other instances a tooth in your smile might be chipped, or deeply stained and you would like to improve its appearance. While the tooth might be fully functional and sound The Art of Dentistry can restore the tooth with a porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crown.
If you have a tooth that needs restoration, due to decay, damage or cosmetic reasons you should call The Art of Dentistry at 810.653.3503 to schedule an appointment.