Daniel J Derksen DDS PLLC
2410 Lake Lansing Rd Suite 2
Lansing, MI 48912
Email: drderksen@gmail.com
Phone: 517-371-5342
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Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns

Our patients may need a crown put on a tooth for a variety of reasons. Crowns are dental caps that cover a tooth that has decayed beyond the extent of repair via filling, recently undergone root canal therapy, cracked or broken, or for aesthetic improvement. A crown can be a time consuming dental procedure but ultimately helps strengthen your damaged tooth.

Other common reasons to get a dental crown:

  • Replace a large filling
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or to help slow down the erosion of enamel
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored tooth

Our team uses a CEREC machine for dental crowns. The CEREC machine can fabricate a crown in one appointment, making the process easy with no need for a return appointment. A CEREC machine uses pictures of your tooth and 3D technology to design a crown that matches your tooth shade. After the crown is created and checked for proper fit, it is bonded into place. Learn more about the process we use for CEREC crowns.

With proper care, a good quality dental crown can last eight years or more. It’s important to floss and brush in the area of the crown to avoid plaque buildup or collection of debris around the area.

Bridges

A dental bridge is a natural-looking dental appliance that is used to replace a missing section of teeth. Bridges are custom made and permanent, so they are hardly noticeable and easily supported by neighboring teeth. The materials used for a bridge are gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material. Like a crown, a bridge needs to be cleaned thoroughly especially around the gums where the missing teeth were to avoid gum and tooth infection.

To schedule an appointment for a dental crown or bridge at our local Lansing dental office, or have a question about this service, fill out the form on our contact page, or call us directly at 517-371-5342.