Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Birmingham, MI

Our Approach to Dental Crowns

At Birmingham Holistic Dentistry, under the guidance of Dr. Milad Chirco, we prioritize a holistic and biological approach to dental care, especially when it comes to dental crowns. We understand that every material we introduce into your body must be biocompatible and support your overall health. That's why we carefully select materials for our crowns that are not only durable and aesthetic but also non-toxic and friendly to your body's natural biology. Our conservative approach ensures that we preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, focusing on treatments that enhance your oral health while aligning with your body's overall wellness.

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Intraoral Scanning
Oral Cancer Screening
PH Testing for Saliva
Microscopic Oral Microbiome Exam
Cleaning & Exam
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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Enhanced Durability and Protection

Dental crowns offer a robust layer of protection for damaged or weakened teeth, effectively safeguarding them against further deterioration. By encasing the entire visible portion of the tooth, a crown can help to fortify a tooth following procedures such as root canal therapy or in cases where there is significant decay. This not only enhances the tooth's durability but also prevents the need for more invasive treatments in the future, aligning with our holistic goal of preserving your natural teeth for as long as possible.

Improved Aesthetics

One of the most immediate benefits of dental crowns is their ability to transform the appearance of your teeth. Whether you're dealing with discoloration, misshapen teeth, or want to improve the overall look of your smile, crowns can be crafted to match the natural color and shape of your surrounding teeth. This means that not only do they restore function, but they also significantly enhance your smile's aesthetic, boosting your confidence and well-being.

Compatibility with Holistic Health Principles

In our holistic dental practice, we emphasize treatments that do not compromise your overall health. Dental crowns, when made from biocompatible materials, align perfectly with this philosophy. They do not introduce any harmful substances into your body, ensuring that your dental health is treated as an integral part of your body's entire ecosystem. This approach supports not just your oral health, but your overall physical and mental well-being.

The Dental Crowns Treatment Process

Step 1

Comprehensive Evaluation

The first step in the dental crown process at Birmingham Holistic Dentistry involves a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Dr. Chirco will examine the affected tooth and surrounding areas to ensure a crown is the best option for your needs. This may involve digital X-rays to assess the tooth's root and bone condition, ensuring the foundation is strong enough to support a crown. Our holistic approach focuses on understanding your overall health to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.

Step 2

Preparing the Tooth

Once it's determined that a crown is the best course of action, the next step involves preparing the tooth. This involves carefully reshaping the tooth to ensure the crown will fit seamlessly. During this process, we aim to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, removing only what is necessary to place the crown. This step is done under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

Step 3

Crafting and Placing the Crown

The final step involves taking precise impressions of your tooth, which are used to craft your custom crown. At Birmingham Holistic Dentistry, we use high-quality, biocompatible materials that match the natural look of your teeth. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Chirco will expertly place it onto your tooth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and bite alignment. This not only restores the function of your tooth but also ensures it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, supporting your holistic health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of dental crowns available?

  1. Dental crowns can be made from various materials, each with its own advantages and considerations:
  2. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns: These crowns have a metal base covered with porcelain to provide a natural tooth appearance. They are durable and blend well with adjacent teeth but may show a dark line near the gums over time.
  3. All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns: These crowns offer the most natural appearance as they closely mimic the color and translucency of natural teeth. They are ideal for front teeth but may not be as strong as metal-based crowns.
  4. Gold alloy crowns: These crowns are made of a mixture of gold, copper, and other metals. They are highly durable and require less removal of tooth structure, but their appearance may not be as aesthetic.
  5. Zirconia crowns: Zirconia is a strong and durable ceramic material. Zirconia crowns are highly aesthetic and can be used for both front and back teeth. They are known for their strength and resistance to fracture.

Remember, the choice of crown material depends on factors such as the location of the tooth, your aesthetic preferences, and your dentist's recommendation based on your specific dental needs.