When one or multiple teeth become weak, cracked, or severely worn down, your dentist may recommend a dental crown: a tooth-shaped cap that improves dental strength and durability. Although these restorations are composed of a variety of materials, such as metal or zirconia, the most popular combination includes porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin because the result is subtle and undetectable.

If you have any teeth that appear discolored, damaged, or unattractive, consult with Carey & Aylward, DDS, PC in our Westland, MI, office to discuss the benefits of dental crowns.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a covering that fits over your existing tooth to make it look and feel like a natural tooth. Often used to repair dental structure and reinforce an individual's bite, crows help restore a tooth's shape, size, strength, and overall appearance. Your dentist may also recommend a crown to make a cosmetic modification, cover a dental implant, or support bridgework.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns from our Westland office have many uses, including:

  • Holding a broken tooth together
  • Protecting a tooth after endodontic therapy
  • Supporting a tooth that is significantly decayed
  • Long-lasting with proper oral care and maintenance

Caring for Your Restorations

When it comes to safeguarding your investment, you'll need to care for your dental crown as you would a natural tooth. Brush at least twice a day and floss once daily to keep it healthy. Also, do your best to avoid sticky and hard foods when possible. For optimal support and preservation, it's best to visit our dentist every three to six months for professional cleanings and to ensure that it's still in good shape. If you're guilty of grinding teeth, especially during the night, you may benefit from wearing a night-guard for ultimate protection and comfort.


Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call

For appointment scheduling with Dr. Dennis Aylward, Dr. Brent Carey, or Allison Carey, in our Westland, MI, office, please call (734) 425-9130.