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Dental Crowns

If you need to protect a damaged tooth or mask an imperfect one, a dental crown is a reliable solution.

The dentists at Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, MI, create dental crowns that are both natural-looking and strong, often while you wait.

Learn how our award-winning dentists, Cynthia E. Bailey and Tess Marie Finley, use the latest technology to restore your smile.

Protect Your Tooth While Restoring Beauty & Function

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers a tooth, restoring its shape while protecting the natural tooth underneath. In addition to protecting teeth with crowns, Drs. Bailey and Finley also design porcelain crowns for cosmetic purposes. Crowns can hide a less-than-perfect tooth that detracts from a smile.

What Are Dental Crowns Used For?

Drs. Bailey and Finley design dental crowns to address a variety of patients' needs, from restorative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry.  Crowns are used to:

  • Restore a badly decayed or broken-down tooth
  • Provide support to a weakened tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cosmetic concealment of chips, cracks, or discoloration
  • Protect a root canal-treated tooth
  • Restore an implant

One requirement for a dental crown is that you have sufficient healthy tooth structure to support the crown. During a consultation, our dentists can examine your mouth to determine if a traditional crown is the right treatment or if another option, such as an implant or partial denture, would be a better solution.

Crowns Can Transform Your Smile And Your Life

This patient lived with extensive tooth damage and decay. Using advanced technology and high-performing dental materials, the dentists at Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, MI, restored function to our patient's bite.
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Attractive and durable dental crowns improved the patient's chewing ability and avoided the need to consider dentures or other more extreme treatments. 

Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns


  • Balancing Your Bite: Having a misaligned bite can negatively impact your jawbone and overall oral health. A crown helps to properly distribute the pressure when you chew, realigning your bite.
  • Protection: With proper care, crowns help to protect the underlying tooth from further damage from deterioration or decay. When combined with an implant, they can completely replace a lost tooth, which also safeguards your oral health.
  • Hiding Imperfections: Crowns can hide chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. They can also hide unattractive silver fillings, giving you a smile you can be proud to show off.


  • Chips or Cracks: With proper care, your crowns can last for over a decade. However, they are not immune to chips and cracks. Some minor damage can be repaired, but severe damage may mean the crown has to be replaced.
  • Sensitivity: Some patients find their tooth is more sensitive after a crown. However, using toothpaste designed to prevent sensitivity can alleviate the sensation.
  • Cost: The cost of crowns varies based on the treatment. Our Richmond, MI, office offers financing options to help you get the care you need.

Enjoy Same-Day Crowns

Without Sacrificing Quality or Beauty

Unlike many dentistry practices that will fit you with a temporary crown first, Drs. Bailey and Finley in Richmond, MI, are often able to design and place high-quality permanent crowns on the same day.

We use an E4D® imaging system that combines precision laser scanning technology with a milling unit. This allows our dentists to custom-design crowns, bridges, and dentures and then have them precisely milled while you wait.

There's no need to wear a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being fabricated at a remote dental lab. And you won't have to make a second trip to the dentist to have the temporary crown removed and the permanent one placed.

We're Proud to Take the Anxiety Away From Visiting the Dentist


jackie archer

Richmond, MI


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I’m so thankful for the staff at Bailey Dental Group. Everyone honestly cares about you as their patient & want you to feel your best when you leave. The whole office works as a team, supporting and helping each other. When I started going here I was in fear of dentists - I don’t have those fears anymore. I walk in to an office where the staff smiles a lot, cracks jokes, sing at times - all of this makes you feel at ease. They remember you and past conversations they’ve had with you. They explain things and encourage questions. My children and I have great dental care by wonderful providers who are honest about dental issues and care about us.

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Amber Steinmetz

Richmond, MI


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I have been searching for a dentist for years. Now, I can finally say that I have have one that I will stick with.

The staff and doc where very kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. They all took there time to talk to me about what they were doing and why, which is very important to me. They do everything they can to make sure I was comfortable and heard.

I highly recommend this practice to all ages. Thank you Dr. Bailey, Emily, and staff for the amazing care.

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Do You Need a Crown? Call for a Consultation

If you have extensive decay, the structure of the tooth may have been weakened, leaving it susceptible to further damage.

Using advanced dental technology, Drs. Bailey and Finley at Bailey Dental Group in Richmond can examine your tooth to assess the damage and determine the appropriate treatment. While fillings are fine for many cavities, if your tooth is severely compromised, we may recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth and avoid tooth extraction.

The important thing is not to wait too long before getting treatment since even just the act of chewing on hard food could further damage a compromised tooth. You can contact us online to get started or call:

(586) 727-7531

Dr. Cynthia Bailey
Our friendly dentist is here to help you.

"Hands down, best dentist I’ve ever been to!" Richmond, Michigan, Loves Our Team


Tim Beth Loggans

Richmond, MI


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I was very impressed with the office, their equipment, and most importantly all of the staff. I would recommend Bailey Dental Group to anyone looking for a dentist! Thank you for making my visit as pleasant as possible!

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Sarah Calihan

Richmond, MI


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Hands down, best dentist I’ve ever been to! Dr. Bailey and Dr. Finley are thorough and efficient. Customer service is awesome; everyone is kind and helpful. I’ve recommended Bailey Dental Group to everyone I know!

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How Much Does a Crown Cost?

On average, dental crowns typically cost $1,265 per tooth at Bailey Dental Group, but several factors can affect the price.

For example, if you are getting your crown after receiving treatment for an infected root canal, then there will be additional costs. Meanwhile, the cost of dental materials vary, also affecting the price. Zirconia and e.max crowns typically cost more than porcelain. 

We recommend requesting a consultation so you can get a solid quote that is based on what treatment you need.

It's also important to remember that dental crowns are designed to avoid further damage to the tooth, which could result in more expensive treatments. These include dental implants, the loss of the tooth or surrounding teeth, or the need for dentures

Our Dentists Use Zirconia
and IPS e.max

To Create Custom Crowns

Our dentists prefer the aesthetic appearance of today's newer all-ceramic crowns over materials like porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

All-ceramic materials such as Zirconia or IPS e.max create a more natural-looking tooth replacement. Both are stronger than porcelain. So unlike porcelain, they do not need to be layered with metal for added strength.

Unfortunately, the metal layer used with porcelain crowns often leaves a telltale grey line peeking out near the gums, which many patients understandably dislike.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

The average life span of a permanent crown is between five and 15 years. The zirconia material we use is stronger than its porcelain counterparts, but crowns of all materials are susceptible to wear and tear, so it is important to avoid grinding or clenching your teeth, biting your fingernails, chewing ice, or using your teeth to open packaging. By practicing good dental hygiene and avoiding these bad habits, your crown should last you more than a decade.

Reach Out to Our Richmond Office To Schedule Your Dental Crown Consultation

With a combined 40 years of experience, mother-daughter duo Drs. Bailey and Finley bring care, skill, and knowledge to their dentistry.

If you have a tooth that has been badly damaged, is causing you pain after a root canal, or is creating an imperfect smile, reach out to our Richmond, MI, office to see if you're a good candidate for a dental crown.

Let us restore your oral health and give you a smile you can wear confidently. Request a consultation or call


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Ethan Bickel

Richmond, MI


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I have been so blessed and honored for these hard working dedicated dentists. my visit was by far the most heart warming and welcoming time they did everything they could for me went above and beyond guys thank you so much I couldn’t be anymore grateful for your kindness

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Nichole Delaney

Richmond, MI


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First visit to Bailey DG. The staff, hands down are the best. Kimmie really went out of her way for every patient and makes you feel like shes know you for years. So happy to have found them. Highly recommend.

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How Is a Dental Crown Placed?

Our dentists will expertly shape the tooth so that a dental crown can be placed over it, restoring the tooth's shape while blending in naturally with your other teeth.

Dental Crowns Treatment Timeline We Offer Same-Day & Traditional Crowns

Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, Michigan, invests in the latest technology. We can design a crown using our advanced E4D imaging and milling system to complete treatment in one visit or give you a temporary crown, so you never leave without a complete smile.
Still searching for a dentist to place your crown? We offer free consultations and second opinions.
Still searching for a dentist to place your crown? We offer free consultations and second opinions.


Dr. Bailey or Dr. Finley will examine your mouth using advanced Spectra caries detection and scanning technology to assess your tooth. Once the problem has been identified, like an infected root canal, our dentist will go over a recommended treatment plan.


If we determine you need a dental crown, the tooth will be prepared to remove any signs of decay and infection. The tooth will then be smoothed and shaped so that the crown fits over it without any added bulk that would look or feel unnatural.


Using our advanced E4D imaging system, we will create a precise impression of the treatment area, a critical step in creating a crown that fits comfortably. Our dentist will use the information to design a crown that will be both strong and lifelike.


For same-day crowns, our dentist can immediately transfer the crown design to the integrated milling system so the restoration can be created while you wait. If your crown is being sent to our trusted lab, it will take about two weeks to be fabricated. We will fit you with a temporary crown to wear until you return for the permanent crown.


First, we'll remove your temporary crown. Then, we'll place your permanent crown and check that your bite is not compromised in any way. Once you and the dentist are completely satisfied with the fit and aesthetics, the crown will be bonded to the tooth. 



The best way to care for your permanent crown is to maintain great oral hygiene. Continue to brush twice daily and floss once a day. Since the tooth beneath your crown still needs to be protected from decay, treat your crown as you treat your other teeth. By maintaining good dental practices, you can extend the life of your new crown and keep your surrounding teeth healthy. 

Dr. Bailey and Dr. Finley

Bailey Dental Group

Bailey Dental Group is a comprehensive, family-friendly dental practice where patients of all ages have received exceptional care for over 35 years. Our dentists, Dr. Cynthia E. Bailey and Dr. Tess Marie Finley, have been recognized as "Top Dentists" and are members of various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

To meet our distinguished dental team, request an appointment online or call our office at (586) 727-7531.

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"Dear Dr. Bailey, Thank you for doing a great job on my Lumineers®. My new smile looks terrific. I have had so many compliments on my teeth."

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