By Carey & Aylward, DDS, PC
June 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Have your teeth recently undergone any restorative procedures? Do you want to cover the unappealing features left behind? Well, your dental-crownsdentists in Westland, MI, Drs. Dennis Aylward, Brent Carey, and Allison Carey, can do just that with the help of dental crowns—read on to learn more!


More about crowns

Crowns are porcelain covers or caps that are placed over teeth to both hide unappealing features as well as reinforce the fragile structure that results from some dental procedures. These restorations are an essential part of several dental treatments, including bridge attachment, dental implant installation, and cavity filling

The installation process is simple:

  1. Your Westland dentist takes impressions of your teeth to then send to a lab.
  2. The lab constructs your crown, as you wear a temporary cap to protect your tooth during the waiting period.
  3. Once the crown returns to our office, we will remove the temporary cap, and affix this more stable restoration.


How do I take care of my crowns?

Taking proper care of crowns is simple, with most of the guidelines being identical to how you would care for a natural tooth. Here are some tips:

  • Brush twice a day and floss before bed. Make sure to give special attention to the area around your dental crown and molars.
  • Don't bite into ice and avoid sugary foods like soda and cand, for sugars contain plaque-producing bacteria that cause decay.
  • Eat healthy foods like apples and carrots that scrape the plaque off your teeth.
  • Incorporate more water into your diet to wash away food debris.
  • Use fluoride-containing products that prevent decay.
  • Visit your doctor every six months for regular checkups and for professional dental cleanings.


Give us a call!

For more information on dental crowns and what they can do for you, contact Drs. Dennis Aylward, Brent Carey, or Allison Carey in Westland, MI, at (734) 425-9130.