Haytham A. Fares, DDS, PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Dearborn, MI

Damaged or discolored teeth deserve the royal treatment. That’s why Haytham A. Fares, DDS, PC, provides custom-made dental crowns for patients at his Dearborn, Michigan practice. With crowns, Dr. Fares can restore or even enhance the shape, shade, and function of teeth. CEREC® technology even allows patients to get a crown in a single office visit. For more information about crowns, schedule a consultation by calling the office or request an appointment online.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Crowns are protective caps that Dr. Fares uses to protect and restore damaged teeth. They’re tooth-colored and mirror the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

Crowns can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Protecting teeth that have undergone a root canal
  • Protecting a tooth susceptible to fracture
  • Restoring cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Correcting a badly shaped tooth

Crowns at Dr. Fares’s office are made of sturdy ceramic material. Dr. Fares doesn’t use metal crowns since they have negative oral health and environmental consequences.

How do crowns work?

At his office, Dr. Fares provides custom-made ceramic crowns using CEREC® technology. CEREC crowns can be completed and placed on your tooth in just one visit. This is preferable to traditional crowns that typically take at least two in-office visits.

With CEREC technology, Dr. Fares takes detailed digital scans of your teeth that are transferred to a computer. A special device then uses the digital impressions of your teeth to produce your personalized crown on the spot.

Once your crown has been completed, Dr. Fares bonds the crown onto your tooth with a special dental adhesive or securely attaches it to an implant. Your crown will quickly feel like your own natural tooth.

What are bridges?

Dr. Fares also offers bridges — sets of prosthetic teeth that are used to literally “bridge” gaps in your smile. Bridges are similar to crowns, in that they help replace missing teeth and prevent the harmful effects of tooth shifting, the phenomenon that occurs when neighboring teeth shift over into a gap. This can increase your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

Bridges, like crowns, are made of sturdy ceramic. They’re also tooth-colored and are either bonded onto surrounding teeth or can be attached to an implant for extra stability.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

As long as you maintain excellent oral hygiene, crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years, if not more. Continue to brush and floss as you would with natural teeth, as keeping your crown or bridge clean and healthy is the best way to ensure a long lifespan.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation and learn more about crowns and bridges, call the office or request an appointment online.