Dental Crowns in Southfield, MI

What is a Porcelain Crown?

A porcelain crown, also referred to as a cap, is a tooth-colored, protective piece that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its appearance and function. There are a variety of reasons why a person might need a dental crown, and our team will make sure we find a solution that best meets your needs.

Undergoing treatment with porcelain crowns will help restore your tooth’s function while boosting your confidence. We will create a custom treatment plan during your consultation so you can feel confident in choosing Dixon Family Dental. Learn more about our process below.

Who Will Benefit From Crowns

As mentioned, a dental crown is typically needed to protect and restore a tooth that’s been previously damaged. A good candidate for a dental crown is someone who needs to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking or decay
  • Restore a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of a tooth left
  • Hold a dental bridge in place or cover a dental implant
  • Improve the shape or color of a tooth

How the Procedure Works

After your consultation, we’ll schedule a time for you to return to begin your treatment process. Here’s what you can expect with your crowns procedure:

  • First, we’ll have to reshape your tooth that is receiving treatment so the crown can fit precisely over it. This won’t hurt at all because we will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area.
  • Once we’ve smoothed down your tooth, our team will take impressions of the tooth so a crown can be designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
  • Since your dental crown is individually created at a dental lab, there’s usually a two week period between preparing your tooth and placing your crown. So, before you leave your first appointment, we’ll place a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the permanent one is finished.
  • After about two weeks, you’ll return to our Southfield office and we’ll ensure that your new crown looks and fits perfectly over your tooth. If both you and Dr. Daniels-Dixon are happy with the results of the crown, we’ll safely secure it over your tooth and you’ll be able to leave with a beautiful new smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dixon Family Dental

Advance Office Building
23077 Greenfield Rd. #210
Southfield, MI 48075

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