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
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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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:
Protect Your Tooth While Restoring Beauty & Function
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.
How Is a Dental Crown Placed?
What Are Dental Crowns Used For?
- 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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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!
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
Pressed for time? We can create dental crowns in less time than practices using traditional methods.
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.
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