Dental CrownsBay City, MI

Dental Crowns An Overview

Dr. Daryle Mahnke is a general dentist in Bay City, MI who restores structurally unsound teeth with dental crowns. Whether you need to replace an existing restoration or have a tooth that needs a crown, Dr. Mahnke can create custom dental crowns that look and feel like natural teeth. We use tooth colored materials like porcelain that are virtually undetectable and extremely long lasting.

Dr. Mahnke is among the first dentists in Bay City to use CEREC technology, an advanced system that allows us to design, create and place porcelain restorations in just one visit. Dental crowns often require two or three visits. With CEREC technology, Dr. Mahnke can fabricate a highly aesthetic dental crown in his Bay City dental office and place it on the same visit.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is sometimes referred to as a tooth cap or tooth crown that is used to restore cracked teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth that have been compromised by cavities. The dental crown covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place.

Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns

There are many materials that a dentist can choose from for creating a dental crown. In most cases, Dr. Mahnke chooses porcelain dental crowns because of their superior aesthetics and long-term durability.

  • Metal-free – do not cause discoloration along the gum-line conventional metal dental caps
  • Extremely natural looking – porcelain dental crowns are made of layers of fine ceramic material, to match natural tooth enamel
  • Long lasting – porcelain dental crowns are highly durable, as well as stain resistant, meaning they will last for years to come

Schedule an Appointment

Are you looking for a solution to improve your smile? Dr. Mahnke may have the right solution for you. Find out what treatments are right for you, call 989-272-2478 or request an appointment online.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

Depending on your needs, Dr. Mahnke can create a custom dental crown through various methods. Traditionally, Dr. Mahnke would take impressions of your tooth and have the dental crown made in a dental laboratory. An alternative treatment utilizes CEREC technology, where Dr. Mahnke uses CAD/CAM software to design and fabricate dental crowns in his in-office laboratory. CEREC crowns can typically be created and placed in just one visit.

Dental crowns can be used to address:

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Broken Teeth
  • Mishappen Teeth
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Discolored Teeth

Dental crowns can also be used to stabilize a tooth after a root canal as well as be used to restore missing teeth with the help of a dental implant.

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Dental Crowns FAQs

Is The Dental Crown Procedure Painful?

Patients often worry about dental crown pain. We ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.

How Much Does A Dental Crown Cost?

Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and specific condition of the patient. Before Dr. Mahnke begins treatment, he will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. Dr. Mahnke accepts all dental insurance. He participates with Delta Dental and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as offering care credit financing.

I Have A Gold Dental Crown, Can I Have It Replaced With A Porcelain Dental Crown?

Yes, Dr. Mahnke is able to replace metal dental crowns, broken or worn dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile. Before replacing a crown, Dr. Mahnke will discuss the details of your individual situation making sure to choose the right treatment to meet your goals.