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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.

Dental Crowns Can Transform Your Smile ... And Your Life

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

Same-Day Crowns Without Sacrificing Quality or Beauty

Unlike many dental practices that will fit you with a temporary crown first, at our Richmond office Drs. Bailey and Finley 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 the crown and then have it 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 no second trip to the dentist to have the temporary crown removed and the permanent one placed. 

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"Saved My Teeth and My Wallet"


Squisha Chipywood


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Love Dr. Bailey's work.  She has fixed things in my mouth that other dentists wouldn't, or probably couldn't fix.  I don't feel like I'm  being taken for a ride either.  She does what is necessary, without trying to sell me something that is unnecessary. ... Thanks to Dr. Bailey,  she saved my teeth and my wallet :)       Also, she is very professional .

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Becky Drob

July 17, 20XX

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I just wanted to share how comfortable everyone in this office makes you feel,  from the first person to check you in all the way up to the last to check you out.  Dr. Bailey and her assistants are always kind and very helpful explaining options.  I never feel like I am pushed into a decision or feel rushed.

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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 email us to get started or call:

(586) 727-7531

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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 crowns for cosmetic dentistry to hide a less-than-perfect tooth that detracts from a smile.

What Are Crowns Made Out Of?

Porcelain, often combined with metal, has been used for decades to create crowns, however, our dentists prefer the aesthetic appearance of today's newer all-ceramic crowns.

All-ceramic materials such as Zirconia or IPS e.max create a more natural-looking tooth. Both are stronger than porcelain and so, unlike porcelain, 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.

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How Is a Dental Crown Placed?

Your dentist 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.

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
  • Conceal imperfections such as chips, cracks, or discoloration
  • Protect a root canal-treated tooth
  • Restore a dental 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 crown is the right treatment or if another option, such as a dental implant or partial denture, would be a better solution.

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Lia Turla


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What can I say about Bailey Dental Group... they are absolutely amazing! Never in my life have I ever had the patient care that I have there! For the first time in my life I absolutely LOVE my smile!!! ... You’ll never find another dentist that cares the way they do. Dr. Bailey and Dr. Finley are the number one dentists to seek for treatment. They will always be honest with you and give you the best treatment possible.

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Molly Marchetti


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The whole staff here are so extremely friendly and very helpful! They made my experience at the dentist easy, and I didn’t feel uncomfortable or judged! I appreciate their kindness and the office is really nice. They are very caring and look out for your best interest, with recommendations to help and working around your schedule. Thank you everyone here for welcoming me and getting me on track with my dental health! :)

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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 online or call our office today!


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Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns


  • Balances 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.
  • Hides 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.

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. In addition, 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

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

Bailey Dental Group in Richmond invests in the latest technology so that we can ensure effective, accurate dental care. Depending on your needs, we will either design a crown using our advanced E4D imaging and milling system to complete treatment in one visit or have your crown fabricated by our trusted lab, which typically takes a couple of weeks. 
Pressed for time? We can create dental crowns in less time than practices using traditional methods.
Pressed for time? We can create dental crowns in less time than practices using traditional methods.


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, 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.


When the crown is completed, we will 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. 

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

The average life span of a dental 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.

"Dr. Bailey and staff never disappoint"


Jennifer Beste


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Excellent Service and treatment Dr Bailey and staff never disappoint. Highly recommend and I would never choose another dentist for myself and family.

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Susan Forton


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I love Bailey dental. Everyone from the office is great. Love my hygienist and my dentist.  Extremely professional.

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Bailey Dental Group

Bailey Dental Group is a comprehensive, family-friendly dental practice where patients of all ages have received world-class 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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