Reasons Lake Orion area patients may need dental crowns placed by their dentist
Dr. John L. Aurelia of the Lake Orion area offers his patients a wide array of services from family dental care to emergency treatments. He also believes in providing individuals with preventative, cosmetic, and restorative solutions that are meant to rejuvenate and repair the smile. In many cases, patients may need to seek treatment that requires the fabrication and placement of dental crowns.
Dental crowns are restorations used in a variety of situations. Dental crowns may be made for the following purposes:
Injury to a tooth (protection)
When trauma has occurred to a natural tooth, it may result in breakage, which interferes with the integrity of its function. This is when our dental team may suggest patients learn more about dental crowns and their placement for repairing this damage and allowing the tooth to function as it should.
Strengthen a tooth that has had a large filling placed
When large areas of tooth decay occur, they require fillings to seal them and keep them from becoming even larger. When this happens, it can affect the structure. The doctor will then suggest patients have a dental crown fabricated and bonded over to tooth to maintain integrity, strength, and function.
Restore a dental implant (false tooth)
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and a dental crown can be placed over the top to restore them and function as a false tooth.
Create a dental bridge
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more teeth in a row. They use the surrounding teeth for support. These restorations are fabricated from dental crowns on each end and pontics (false teeth) in the middle to repair the dental arch. Dental bridges are a popular alternative to dental implants and dentures.
Dr. John L. Aurelia of the Lake Orion area believes in using restorations such as dental crowns when necessary to maintain a beautiful, fully functioning smile. Contact his practice today to book an appointment and learn about the many ways dental crowns can be used to repair and restore the teeth.