Unfortunately, your teeth aren’t indestructible, which is why accidents, poor oral hygiene, and regular dental wear-and-tear can result in damaged and decayed teeth. When left untreated, these teeth can put surrounding ones at-risk. That’s why we offer customized dental crowns and tooth-colored fillings to help repair, preserve, and protect them. We use high-quality dental materials that are gentle on your gums and durable, providing you with sustained protection that you can count on through restorative dentsitry in our Muskegon, MI dental office.
Dental crowns are cap-like structures that fit over the biting surface of damaged teeth to provide them with protection and restore their function. They can be made from a variety of materials, but most patients choose to have them crafted from natural-looking ceramic or porcelain that blend in with the rest of their smile. We’ll prepare your damaged tooth by removing a small portion of it to accommodate the thickness of the crown. Once cemented, the crown can continue protecting it for up to 15 years with the proper care.
In the past, and still even today, cavities were treated using amalgam fillings made from a metal compound that was known to result in dental discoloration and tooth sensitivity to hot and cold items. Our team utilizes biocompatible composite resin to fill cavities without drawing attention to them. Each filling is custom-shaded to match the color of your surrounding teeth and can continue protecting decayed teeth from harmful oral bacteria for several years.
At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, we strive to make each of your appointments and treatments as convenient and hassle-free as possible. One way that we’re able to do this is by using the latest technology, including our in-house milling machine and CAD/CAM software to create beautiful porcelain crowns in a single visit. That way, you don’t have to come back multiple times just to have a crown placed.