Rochester Hills & Shelby Township Crowns
Rediscover a Complete Smile
If you're dealing with a damaged tooth or multiple teeth that need restoration, crowns or bridges at Barclay Dental may be the ideal solution for you.
Not only do crowns and bridges strengthen your teeth and help restore them to their original shape, but they also improve the appearance of your overall smile.
Also referred to as "tooth caps" or "dental caps," crowns are custom-made to fully cover your tooth from the gum line to the tip, providing optimal protection and strength.
At Barclay Dental, we offer crowns made from porcelain or Zirconia, both of which are highly durable and long-lasting. They also closely resemble your natural teeth.
How Do Crowns Work?
A crown is mainly used as a protective cap for your damaged tooth, but crowns can also cover root canals or serve as the replacement tooth for a dental implant.
At Barclay Dental, if your damaged tooth requires a crown, we’ll typically follow these steps to restore your tooth — and your overall dental health:
1. Evaluate and prepare your tooth: If Dr. Meri or Dr. Salem determine that a crown is the right option for your dental needs, they’ll prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged portions and shaping it so that the crown can fit over your tooth.
2. Prepare your custom crown: Once they’ve prepared your tooth, Dr. Meri or Dr. Salem will take an impression of your affected tooth, which will serve as the basis for customizing your permanent crown. In the meantime, we’ll place a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth.
3. Fit your new crown: At your following appointment, Dr. Meri or Dr. Salem will make sure your custom crown fits the color and shape of your tooth before bonding your crown to your tooth using an industrial-strength dental adhesive. Our team will also make any necessary adjustment to ensure that your new crown is both comfortable and functional.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer plenty of advantages that can transform your smile and oral health.
With their natural appearance and ability to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, dental crowns restore the beauty and harmony of your smile.
Made from high-quality materials, dental crowns are designed to withstand the normal forces of biting and chewing. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can last for many years, providing a durable and reliable solution.
Crowns strengthen and protect weak, damaged, or decayed teeth. They also help prevent further deterioration and restore functionality, allowing you to bite and chew with confidence.
Dentists can use crowns to address various dental issues, including severe tooth decay, fractures, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.
Comfort & Function
By restoring the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth, dental crowns can improve your bite, promote proper chewing, and alleviate discomfort caused by damaged or misaligned teeth.
Bridges: Your Way to a
If you have more than one damaged or missing tooth, you might require a bridge in addition to a crown. Bridges are restorations — or replacement teeth — used to replace one or more missing teeth.
How Bridges Work
Bridges use pontics, or artificial teeth, which are held in place by dental crowns attached to your adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges offer a stable, natural-looking solution to restore your smile and maintain your overall oral health.
Types of Bridges
At Barclay Dental, we offer different types of dental bridges to suit your specific needs:
- Traditional Bridges: Traditional bridges involve creating dental crowns for the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth. These crowns serve as anchors to support the artificial tooth or teeth in between.
- Cantilever Bridges: This type of bridge is similar to traditional bridges but only requires a single adjacent tooth for support. They’re mainly used when you only have one natural tooth next to a missing tooth.
- Maryland Bridges: Maryland bridges use a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of adjacent teeth. This type of bridge doesn’t require a crown, so there’s less alteration of your natural teeth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges: Implant-supported bridges are secured in place by dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. They offer excellent stability and are a popular choice when multiple teeth are missing.
Benefits of Bridges
Besides improving the overall appearance of your smile, bridges offer several other advantages for your overall dental health.
Improving Your Smile
Bridges fill the gaps caused by your missing teeth, enhancing your smile's appearance and boosting your self-confidence. They’re custom-designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend.
Restoring Your Mouth's Functionality
By replacing missing teeth, bridges enable you to chew, speak, and bite properly. They restore your ability to enjoy a varied diet and maintain your oral health.
Preventing Your Teeth from Shifting
When you lose a tooth, your adjacent teeth can gradually shift or rotate into the empty space, causing misalignment. Dental bridges prevent this shifting, maintaining the proper alignment of your teeth and bite.
Improving the Shape of Your Face
Missing teeth can lead to sagging facial muscles and a prematurely aged appearance. Bridges help support the natural shape of your face so you look and feel healthier and more youthful.
Talk to Us About Crowns & Bridges
Rediscover the joy of a complete smile with dental crowns and bridges from Barclay Dental. Whether you need to repair damaged teeth, replace missing teeth, or just get a beautiful, more functional smile, Dr. Meri, Dr. Salem, and our team of experts are here to guide you through the process.
With our customized treatment plans and advanced, modern techniques, we can help you get the natural-looking, long-lasting, healthy smile you need. Contact Barclay Dental today to schedule an appointment today.