TROY, MI, May 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When it comes to tooth replacement, patients have a number of options available to them. Each option has its own advantages, but one method has stood the test of time: dental crowns. Crowns have been used to replace missing or damaged teeth since 2400 B.C., and crown restoration continues to be a popular procedure today. Family dentist Debra Halsey has seen many cases of damaged teeth over the years, and has also seen dental crowns make a big difference in the lives of Troy residents.
What are Crowns and Who Needs Them?
Crowns strengthen damaged teeth and allow them to function normally again. To restore a single tooth, we will cover or "cap" the damaged tooth with a replacement crown using a resin that hardens under a special light source. Crowns are shaped to fit perfectly with your other teeth and come in many different materials: porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, gold, and acrylic are in wide use today. Porcelain and ceramic have become quite popular among cosmetic dentists, as they can be tinted to match existing healthy teeth. If durability is your priority, we suggest gold cast crowns.
We may recommend a dental crown if:
- Your teeth are too small to support a large filling
- You have a cracked tooth
- You have a weak tooth at risk for fracturing
- You have a discolored or misshapen tooth
- You have a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment- The Crown Restoration Process
First, you'll want to talk to us about crown replacement. Our staff in Troy, MI, is happy to provide you with a consultation and go over some of your options with you. When you come in for a crown restoration procedure, here's what will happen:
1. We will first need to prepare your damaged tooth to ensure your crown or bridge will fit properly. This may mean reducing the size of your damaged tooth.
2. We'll take an impression of your teeth with a special putty in order to make an exact mold for your crown.
3. We'll provide you with a temporary crown to wear until your next visit.
4. We will remove your temporary crown at the next visit and replace it with the permanent one.
5. We'll send you on your way! You will want to come back for routine checkups, but once the crown is fixed to your tooth, you will be able to continue with your normal daily routines.
Your replacement crowns are built to last, and the best way to ensure that will happen is to practice good oral hygiene. To receive more information about tooth restoration, visit our website or call (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment at our Troy, MI offices today.
About Rochester Dental: Rochester Dental is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey, creating a unique, distinctive twist to the term "family dentistry." Taking a friendly, caring approach to each patient Drs. Halsey and Carmody provide patients with crowns, dental implants and teeth whitening, among other services. Rochester Dental is a modern dental office with old-fashioned values that includes an appreciation of getting to know their patients and their concerns.
Dr. William Carmody
4893 Rochester Road Suite C
Troy, MI 48085
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