Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tooth Crowns in Shelby Township

What Are Tooth Crowns Used For?

A tooth crown is a versatile treatment in dentistry. It is sometimes called a tooth cap. In most cases, they are used to protect a tooth that has lost enamel to tooth decay. A cracked tooth might be repaired with a crown as well. Dentists will also put in crowns for teeth that have been damaged by bruxism, the grinding of the teeth. Dental crowns may be an option for any type of damage to the enamel that leaves the inner tissues of the tooth vulnerable to infection and decay.

Can I Get Crowns Done At Any Dentist’s Office?

Finding a dentist to provide your tooth crown in Shelby Township should be easy; it is a common procedure that the majority of dentists will perform. The dentists at our practice are familiar with the different types of tooth crowns and how to apply them. They will be able to explain your dental crown procedure options in detail when you come in for your appointment.

Are There Different Varieties of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns vary in size, shape, and material. There are large crowns used to repair severely damaged teeth, and there are also smaller crowns that only cover part of the tooth. There are two primary categories of materials: ceramic and metal amalgam. Most dental technicians use porcelain to make a ceramic crown because of its pearly white color. This cosmetic benefit makes porcelain crowns a perfect choice for a front tooth crown. Gold crowns offer greater resistance to damage, but most individuals would only want a gold crown tooth where it won’t be visible.

How Can I Estimate the Cost of Dental Crowns?

The best way to find out the dental crown cost is to come in and see one of our dentists for an examination. Our dentists will make an estimate based on the degree of damage to the tooth and the type of crown being produced. Your insurance may cover part of the expense as well. Call us for more information on our services and how we can make them affordable for you.

What Are the Steps of the Dental Crown Process?

It all starts with the dentist removing all of the damaged tooth material. Removal of some healthy tooth material may be required to create a surface to which the dental caps can bond, but dentists work hard to keep this removal to a minimum. At the end of this preparatory phase, the dentist will give you a temporary dental cap until your next visit.

A dental laboratory technician will then create a custom tooth crown using an impression of the tooth. A close fit is important since any gaps or crevices provide a place for bacteria to enter and potentially cause an infection. As soon as this crown is ready, the dentist will place it on your tooth. He or she will make use of specialized dental cement to make sure that the bond is strong and the margins are sealed.

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Excellent service.
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Great service
Jonathan C.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
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Good service, short wait times, friendly staff
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Phenomenal staff and service! Very happy with my experience!
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Absolutely fantastic place. I feel lucky to have found it. Genuinely careing, friendly and all around cool staff. Makes going to the dreaded dentist a million times better. I’ve been putting off […]
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Professionalism and kindness of all staff members.
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Nice people , friendly and helpful.
Bill B.
The office staff is very friendly and I love my hygienist, Debi.
Lori D.
The staff was very nice and professional. Dr Torres was great and he was very informative and explained the procedures.
Margo M.
Excellent care and treatment! Staff is amazing and always so friendly. My family has been coming here for years!
Joshua B.
I’ve been coming here for quite a few years and feel like they really care about my health and understand my fears about any pain I might be feeling.
Cynthia M.
Great service
Camilla S.
My 4th time here and again a very comfortable and positive experience. All the staff seems very caring and accommodating about my needs and concerns. I have and will continue to refer this office to […]
Jim C.
I am new to this office and my first appointment was pleasant (well… as pleasant as going to the dentist can be, I guess!). The staff was nice and I loved Dr. Steffens.
Casey V.
I drive an extra 20 minutes out of my way to come here. Debi did a great job on my normally sensitive teeth and gums. She always takes her time and truly lives up to the “Gentle Dentle” name. […]
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Debbie is an awesome hygienist. She is a passionate about her job and it shows in the results. Kate and Joslyn are awesome too. Keep up the good work GD Shelby.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

1 Saturday per month

Phone: (248) 721-4086
Fax: (248) 651-7303
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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