• Crowns

  • If you have a tooth that is cracked, worn down, or just doesn’t look right, then a dental crown might be exactly what you need.

    For 31 years Lifetime Dental Excellence has been placing dental crowns on patients in Clawson, MI using an expert team to generate beautiful and healthy smiles.

    What is a dental crown?

    A dental crown is a cover that is securely placed over your tooth by a dentist. Different types of materials are used to create a dental crown that mimics the shape, color, and size of your other teeth. Some materials that are used include ceramics, composite resin, porcelain, and metal alloys.

    Why do I need a dental crown?

    When your tooth is weak or doesn’t match the rest of your teeth a dental crown can be placed to strengthen it and fix the appearance of your smile.

    What does a dental crown actually do?

    • Cover

    If there is not enough of the natural tooth left after a root canal treatment or once a large cavity has been removed, then a dental crown can be used to cover and support the tooth.

    • Refurbish

    Discolored or misshapen teeth can be covered by a dental crown to make your smile look and function better.

    • Protect

    A weaker tooth that may be compromised and susceptible to breakage or cavities may be covered by a dental crown to protect it from being damaged or infected.

    • Restore

    Once a tooth has been cracked or worn down a dental crown can be placed to restore the look of your smile.

    • Support

    Instead of getting implants or partial dentures to replace a series of missing teeth, a dental crown can be secured over a strong tooth to support a dental bridge.

    • Replace

    After the synthetic root portion of a dental implant has been placed, a dental crown can then be fastened to replace a tooth.

    How do I take care of a dental crown?

    To keep your new dental crown looking and working great you should treat it just like your other teeth, but with a little extra care.

    • Avoid Hard Foods

    Do your best to avoid chewing on hard foods like ice. And don’t use your teeth to chomp on other nonfood items like pens and pencils.

    • Regular Checkups

    Regular checkups and cleanings are crucial to help ensure that your dental crown is functioning properly.

    • Oral Hygiene

    Proper personal oral hygiene is a must to get rid of plaque and bacteria to keep your crown looking good and working well. Using products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance is your best option since they meet the ADA’s standards for effectiveness and safety.

    If you have any questions at all about dental crowns give us a call at (248) 588-6565. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff in Clawson is ready to help with any questions or appointment requests you may have. You can also email us at lifetimedental17@gmail.com.

  • CEREC Same Day Crowns

    You have a few options on how to restore a tooth that isn’t looking or working right. CEREC same day dental crowns are a fast and easy way to get your smile back on track.

    Only specially trained dental practices with the right equipment can place these kinds of crowns. It can be hard to find the right dentist in Clawson, Royal Oak, Troy, Madison Heights, Berkley, Birmingham, Huntington Woods, or the surrounding areas who can restore your smile quickly with precision. Lifetime Dental Excellence is certified to fit you with a CEREC crown in just one visit and have you on your way in no time!  

    What is a CEREC same day dental crown?

    A CEREC same day dental crown is a fast and precise way to improve the look and function of your smile. Special equipment is used in the dental office to quickly create a custom designed full or partial crown. This process is so quick that it can be done in about an hour and placed during just one visit!

    Why should I get a CEREC same day dental crown?

    There are many advantages to getting a CEREC same day dental crown.

    Design

    This advanced technology can produce a better designed crown than other methods.

    Convenience

    Since you do not have to wait for technicians in a dental lab to create your crown, you can simply schedule an appointment with Lifetime Dental Excellence and have a new crown fitted conveniently in our Clawson office before your visit is over!

    Time

    The particular design of the crown allows the dentist to place the crown quickly with less need for substantial adjustments later on.

    Clean

    No impressions are taken with liquid materials and hard trays that can irritate your mouth and jaw leaving you sore.

    Appearance

    Unlike other types of crowns that can develope a dark line or ring near the gum line, CEREC crowns are fitted better to your teeth and mouth to avoid this effect.

    No allergic reaction

    Since a camera is used to take a picture of your teeth, there is no potential for you to have an allergic reaction to the impression taking materials.  

    How do I take care of a CEREC same day dental crown?

    CEREC same day dental crowns are made of strong material that mimic the look and function or your natural teeth. And just like your natural teeth, you need to take good care of them to ensure your smile with be bright and strong for a long time to come.

    Hygiene

    If cavity causing bacteria grows on your dental crown or natural teeth, your oral health may be compromised. With an unhealthy mouth, your CEREC same day dental crown may be at risk of not working to the best of its abilities. Brushing and flossing with products displaying the ADA Seal of Acceptance is a good way to help stop unwanted bacteria from growing.

    Diet

    Refraining from consuming foods and drinks that may stain your natural teeth important to ensure your CEREC same day dental crown doesn’t stand out. A healthy, balanced diet also supports oral health by allowing your entire body to perform as a well working machine. If your oral health dwindles, your crown  might not have a strong foundation to stay in place.

    Dental Checkups

    While CEREC same day dental crowns are usually fitted very well during the initial placement, it is best to continue visiting the dentist to make sure it is functioning as it should. The American Dental Association suggesting seeing the dentist for a professional cleaning and checkup twice every year. Depending on your own situation, you may need to make more or less appointments per year.

    Call us at (248) 588-6565 to learn more about the CEREC same day dental crown process. You can also visit www.onlyonevisit.com for more information.

    With our office conveniently located in Clawson, MI you can quickly and easily restore your smile without a lot of hassle!