Dental Crowns in Livonia
At the office of Timothy Thomas, DDS, we are passionate about creating smiles that look as good as they function. If you are facing a painful broken tooth or a severe cosmetic issue, our Livonia dental crowns are custom-made to protect and enhance your smile. Our team is always ready to listen and work with you to get your smile back on track. Whether you need to replace a missing tooth with implants or restore your tooth after root canal therapy, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are artificial caps that fully cover damaged teeth to correct dental issues and improve the appearance of your smile. They come in different materials, including metal, porcelain, ceramic, and resin.
Dr. Thomas provides natural-looking ceramic crowns to preserve your smile's appeal. Porcelain dental crowns are the most popular, as they are not only durable but also aesthetically appealing and stain resistant. We can match your crown to the color of your natural teeth.
Reasons You May Need Crowns
Dental crowns can help treat oral health issues, restore function, and enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Some of the reasons you may need dental crowns could be to:
- Strengthen fractured, chipped, or broken teeth
- Secure dental bridges
- Complete dental implants
- Restore a tooth after root canal therapy
- Address cosmetic issues like discoloration, gaps, and misshapen teeth
- Treat cavities that are too big for fillings
Whether you want to restore your teeth or improve the appeal of your smile, we provide high-quality and safe dental crowns in Livonia to meet your unique needs.
What to Expect When Getting Dental Crowns
You’ll need two dental appointments when getting your crowns. During the first appointment, our dentist will evaluate your oral health to establish your needs and suitability. If you qualify for a crown, the first step is preparing your tooth to make space for the restoration. He will then take impressions of your tooth and send them to the lab to create your permanent custom crown. Usually, this process takes at least two weeks. Our dentist will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait for your custom crown.
Once your custom crown is ready, you will come in for the second appointment. Our dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the color and fit of your new custom crown. He then places and cements your new crown in place to restore your smile.
What If I Have an Infection?
If you have an infection in your gums, we will treat the infection at your first appointment. Our dentist may also prescribe antibiotics to promote healing. You can get your dental crown at our Livonia office once your infection has healed.
In the case of a tooth infection, you will first undergo root canal therapy. This treatment involves removing the infected pulp in your tooth. Our dentist will then clean the cavity and fill in your tooth to provide enough structure for the crown. We then place a temporary crown as you wait for your permanent custom crowns. We can perform most root canal therapy procedures in our office for your convenience.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crowns
The longevity of your dental crowns depends on how well you take care of them. Fortunately, they don't need any special treatment. You can take care of crowns just as you would your natural teeth. Here are a few tips to help you reduce crown damage and extend the life of your Livonia dental crowns.
- Practice proper oral hygiene by flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day.
- Avoid biting on or chewing hard foods.
- Avoid using your teeth as tools.
- If you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, consider using a nightguard to protect your crowns from wearing out or breaking.
- Come in for dental checkups and professional cleanings twice a year. Dental visits are necessary for ensuring your crown is intact and the surrounding gums are healthy.
With proper care, your dental crown can last for decades. When you visit our practice for dental crowns, our dentist will give you detailed care instructions to help you maintain your new smile.
Revive Your Teeth with Dental Crowns in Livonia
At the office of Timothy Thomas, DDS, we are committed to putting a healthy and beautiful smile on your face with the high-quality and reliable dental crowns Livonia patients deserve. We dedicate ourselves to providing personalized care in a safe and comfortable environment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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