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A dental crown is often used to restore a tooth that suffered from a large cavity, significant dental fracture, or required treatment with a root canal. It is designed to completely replicate the original tooth enamel layer of the previously compromised tooth.

Most dental crowns are made from dental porcelain, gold, or a special alloy of base metals. The specific material that Dr. Susan J. Cleereman advocates for your dental crown will be based on a few different factors.

To restore a tooth that is visible in your smile Dr. Susan J. Cleereman might recommend a porcelain dental crown. This special material can be shaded to look like the natural tooth enamel of your surrounding teeth.

If a premolar is visible at the edge of your smile or needs additional reinforcement, Dr. Susan J. Cleereman might recommend a porcelain dental crown that is fused with a metal core. This will give the tooth the added integrity to bite, chew, and grind tough foods. Gold and metallic alloy crowns are known for their durability. This might make them a good choice for restoring one of the molars in the back of your mouth.

If you live in the Wyandotte, Michigan, area and you have a distressed tooth in need of treatment, you should call 734-282-2019 to schedule an appointment at Wyandotte Family Dental.