know you are in need of dental
crowns Royal Oak, MI, patients when part of
your tooth is damaged beyond repair or it is missing completely.
Living in the lower east side of Michigan, you might have a damaged
tooth from winter activities, poor hygiene, bad water, or any number
of factors combined. Still, if it helps alleviate some of your more
common anxieties about getting crowns on your broken and damaged
teeth, here’s how they are placed and fitted and what it generally
costs based on the material used to make the crown.
Tooth Is Ground to a Nub
dentists still need some tooth to which they can fit a crown. If you
still have most of your natural tooth left, it will be ground down to
a nub over which the crown is affixed. You will be numbed for this as
sometimes the nerve may be exposed during the preparation for the
crown. A temporary fake plastic crown will be adhered to the nub to
protect it while your dentist makes the crown from the mold he took
of your tooth before it was ground down and after it became a nub.
Costs of Crowns
materials used to make dental crowns in Royal Oak dentistries include
acrylic resin, porcelain, dental metals, and/or a combo of two of
these. The acrylic resin crown is the cheapest, but it doesn’t last
very long. Porcelain is more expensive, but it lasts a very long
time. Porcelain and resin mixed together cost less than porcelain.
Metal crowns are unusual but may be pricey too.