Several factors may necessitate a crown replacement, including:
- A fractured or broken crown.
- An open margin, or space between the bottom edge of the crown and the tooth itself, has occurred. Open margins create ideal spaces for bacteria and tooth decay to take hold.
- Tooth decay or another type of damage has compromised the remaining natural tooth structure.
In some cases, a patient has had the same crown for twenty years or more and the surrounding teeth have changed color with age. Replacing old crowns can ensure the health of the tooth and enhance the appearance of your smile.
What Will My Dentist Use to Replace My Old Crown?
Dr. Greenfield and the Lake Orion Family Dentistry team can replace your old crown with either a porcelain or zirconia crown. A metal-free, holistic dental practice, we choose not to place metal-containing crowns due to concerns about metal sensitivity and metal allergy in our patients. Dr. Greenfield will conduct a thorough examination of your oral structures and discuss your goals and lifestyle needs before determining which type of crown works best for you.
Both porcelain crowns and zirconia crowns offer strength, durability, and a lifelike beauty unmatched by any other dental restoration. Furthermore, Dr. Greenfield can use CEREC same day crown technology to design, mill, and place your new crown in a single office visit.
Visit Your Lake Orion Family Dentist
To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Brad Greenfield, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248) 693-6213. It’s time you experienced dental care close to home, but far from ordinary!