A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. When they are cemented into place, they cover the entire visible part of a tooth. Dr. Karey may recommend a dental crown in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to do the following:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Restore a worn-down tooth
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling
  • Secure a dental bridge in place
  • Cover irregularly shaped teeth
  • Cover badly discolored teeth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Make a cosmetic improvement

Our dentists may decide to place a dental crown on a child for the following purposes:

  • To save a tooth that is too badly damaged to support a filling
  • To protect the teeth of a child who has difficulty keeping up with oral hygiene and/or is at high risk for decay
  • Decrease the use of anesthesia on children who cannot cooperate during dental procedures

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.