Posts for tag: dental crowns

By Sean Stannard, DDS
July 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Thanks to dental crowns, there's no need to live with a damaged tooth. Our Waterford, MI, dentists, Dr. Sean Stannard and Dr. David Studtdental crowns of Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry, explain how crowns can improve and protect your smile.

What do crowns do?

Crowns help keep fragile teeth from falling apart and restore the appearance and function of damaged teeth. Crowns, or caps as they're commonly called, are an excellent option when a tooth is damaged. The restorations slip on top of damaged teeth, encasing them completely in porcelain, resin or other tough and durable materials.

Dental crowns are a good choice if you've broken a tooth

Crowns are ideal for restoring broken teeth. Although ignoring a broken tooth is certainly an option, breaks in teeth can cause extreme sensitivity. Every time a blast of air passes over the tooth, or you eat or drink something hot or cold, you may experience a jolt of pain. It's also much more difficult to chew and bite foods with a broken tooth. Adding a crown to the tooth improves its appearance and allows you to use it once again for eating. Because dental crowns are made from an impression of your mouth, they fit the gap in your smile perfectly.

Crowns protect at-risk teeth

Crowns also prevent damage from occurring. They're often used to:

  • Prevent Cracks and Breaks: Large fillings and root canals remove decayed, inflamed or infected portions of your teeth. Although these procedures are very beneficial, they weaken teeth. Weak teeth may also be a trait you've inherited from your parents. If brittle teeth run in your family, we may recommend a crown when you visit our Waterford office. Crowns strengthen fragile teeth and prevent them from cracking or breaking.
  • Stop Cracks from Growing: Cracks don't usually stay the same size. Even if you try to avoid chewing on a cracked tooth, sooner or later, it may fracture. Crowns protect your cracked teeth and decrease the likelihood that they'll break.

Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for a crown? Make an appointment with Dr. Stannard and Dr. Studt of Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry in Waterford, MI.

By Sean Stannard, DDS
July 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Find out how this simple tooth-shaped restoration could do wonders for your smile.

While we all hope that the efforts we put into caring for our smile pan out when it comes to maintaining good oral health, there are dental crownssome scenarios that just cannot be predicted. If you are dealing with damaged teeth, then it’s time you discussed with our Waterford, MI dentists Dr. Sean Stannard and Dr. David Studt how dental crowns could benefit you.

Improved Appearance

Obviously, a dental crown is designed to look like a healthy natural tooth. And while a dental crown is often used to cover damaged teeth, it doesn’t mean that they can’t also be an option for those patients looking to make aesthetic changes to their smile, too.

If you are dealing with a tooth that is severely cracked, chipped, stained or malformed, then a dental crown can easily mask all these problems and give you a tooth that looks natural and is definitely more pleasing to look at.

Better Oral Health

A tooth that is weak due to decay or infection is negatively impacting your oral health. These are issues that won’t go away without the proper treatment from your Waterford, MI general dentists. In fact, if you let decay or an infection continue to progress you may end up losing the tooth altogether. By turning to us for treatment as soon as possible you can prevent tooth loss.

Restored Chewing

Having a weak tooth can often make it difficult to chew, particularly if you are also experiencing dental pain. But when you get a dental crown be ready to enjoy all your favorite foods again without worrying about pain or discomfort. Plus, you won’t have to worry that every time you bite into something crunchy or hard that you may damage your tooth further.

A Stronger Tooth

A dental crown is designed not only to restore your tooth’s shape but also its ability to function. While teeth are pretty durable they aren’t impenetrable. A weak tooth needs a strong outer layer to protect it from further deterioration. A dental crown provides that additional protection that your tooth needs to remain strong.

If you have questions about dental crowns or if you just want to find out if they are the restoration for you, then call Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry in Waterford, MI to schedule your next appointment. Turn to us for general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry.

By Sean Stannard, DDS
February 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if crowns or bridges could give you the transformational smile you crowns and bridges

Did you know an attractive smile is one of the first features another person notices? In fact, a healthy smile can make someone look more attractive, confident, and personable. So, does your smile give off these positive traits or does it leave a little something to be desired? If it’s the latter, that’s okay. Luckily, your Waterford, MI dentists Dr. Wolf, Dr. Sean Stannard and Dr. David Studt are here to help.

What do crowns do?

A dental crown is designed to fit completely over the crown of a damaged tooth. Since a damaged tooth is more susceptible to further damage, your cosmetic dentists in Waterford may recommend getting a crown to renew strength, aesthetics, and function back into the tooth. A crown can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or metal and is usually used to:

  • Restore broken or fractured teeth
  • Protect damaged or weakened teeth
  • Hide a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
  • Cover over a tooth that has recently had root canal treatment
  • Attach a dental bridge
  • Cover over a dental implant

If you are looking to achieve any of these results for your smile, a dental crown may be the right option.

What is the purpose of a dental bridge?

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge is one of the best options to consider. When a gap is left over in your smile this can cause other teeth to shift into the empty space, which can cause even more issues for you. Before this happens a dental bridge can be placed to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

A dental bridge contains two dental crowns, which are cemented over healthy natural teeth to hold the bridge in place. The bridge also contains one or more false teeth (depending on the severity of your tooth loss), which will take the place of the missing teeth. Both a dental crown and a bridge are custom-made using impressions taken of your teeth to create a restoration that looks and feels comfortable and natural.

Turn to the Waterford, MI dental team at Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry to revive your smile. Call us today to schedule an appointment and let us know you’re interested in getting crowns and/or bridges.

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