Dental Crowns At Eastern Dental PLC, we provide stainless steel dental crowns for patients throughout Grand Rapids and the surrounding area. This procedure is extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged or has fallen out. Dr. Boone, can complete these procedures in a way that can resolve a patient’s oral health issues. With this procedure, we can help a patient regain the functionality of his or her tooth. If you live in Grand Rapids, MI, call (616) 988-3470 to schedule your child’s appointment and learn more about dental crowns.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. Dr. Boone will typically use a crown to restore a damaged tooth. A dental crown can also improve the appearance of a smile. The cap surrounding the tooth can be made from three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal and all-ceramic. Here at Eastern Dental PLC, we use a stainless steel crown.
Before the Procedure
If your child is getting dental crowns we recommend that you whiten your child’s teeth first. At Eastern Dental PLC, we offer teeth whitening procedures that can improve the appearance of your child’s smile quickly and easily. Crowns are made out of both stain and bleach resistant materials. Due to this, it is recommended to have the whitening procedure done first. While the color of the crown or bridge can be altered to match the current color of the patient’s teeth, the crown will not change color over time. This means that if a crown is created to match yellow teeth, it will remain yellow even if your child undergoes a teeth whitening procedure at a later date. By having the whitening procedure completed first, your child’s new crown or bridge will be made to match the new brilliantly white teeth. When preparing for the crown installation procedure, we recommend that patients throughout Michigan take a day off. This way, the child has time to relax and prepare for the procedure. Grand Rapids, Michigan Dental Crowns. The Process During the installation process for dental crowns, it is advisable to visit an experienced cosmetic dentist. A dentist with the proper skills and experience can complete the process in a way that looks natural. The skilled staff at Eastern Dental PLC completes this procedure using sedation dentistry to keep our patients comfortable. The process for both procedures is fairly similar. Before beginning, an impression of the teeth is taken so that a dental lab can create the new crown. When placing a dental crown around a tooth, Eastern Dental PLC starts by preparing the tooth. A portion of the enamel needs to be removed to create room for the new crown. Removing a portion of the enamel also ensures the new crown can surround the tooth without pushing other teeth out of place. Once this is done, the tooth is cleaned and a temporary crown is secured to it using removable glue. Patients typically wear a temporary crown for around two weeks while waiting for a permanent one to be created in the lab. During this time, it is important to monitor what your child eats and how your child brushes his or her teeth. Since the temporary crown is designed to come off, the patient needs to be careful. When the dental crown is completed by the lab, patients return to our Grand Rapids dentist office to remove the temporary piece and install the permanent one. The cap of a crown will be secured around the tooth and bonded in place.
Patients throughout Grand Rapids and the local area, depend on this procedure to restore the functionality of missing teeth and regain natural looking teeth.
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After the Procedure
When getting dental restoratives, your child’s teeth will be somewhat sensitive after the procedures. We use sedation dentistry to ensure that your child does not experience any discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, your child may need to take some oral pain medication for a couple of days to feel better. The pain is a small price to pay since the crown surrounds and protects the tooth. Regardless of how damaged the tooth was, your child can eat his or her favorite foods without fear of discomfort. A crown can restore the functionality of your child’s mouth by making it easy to eat, drink and speak normally. This is ideal for patients who have severely sensitive teeth, have a chipped tooth or have undergone a root canal in the past.
To find out if the procedure is right for your child, call 616-988-3470 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Boone, and discuss your options. At Eastern Dental PLC, we make it easier for patients throughout Grand Rapids to have a beautiful and functional smile.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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