Dentist Grand Rapids
Serving Cascade, Grandville, and Grand Rapids
Dental Crowns & Services Offered throughout Grand Rapids, Cascade, & Grandville, MI
Our Grand Rapids Dentists offers an array of options when it comes to dental crowns. We offer same day crowns, CEREC Crowns, one appointment crowns, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns, Zirconia Crowns, and Gold Crowns. Please see below for the differences between all of our Grand Rapids Crown offerings or contact us below.
Dental crowns, often called caps, are used to surround, and support a tooth severely damaged from decay, cracks, or trauma and repair them with a conventional filling or bonded restoration. They work much like a thimble protects your finger from a needle. Crowns protect the tooth by covering the complete chewing surface, evenly distributing the chewing force throughout the remaining tooth structure. In earlier times, the only option to restore a failing tooth was a cast gold crown, but there are now many options. The types we use most often are described below.
Dental Crown Options:
Beautiful and durable, these one-appointment all-porcelain crowns are made at our Grandville and Grand Rapids offices and are also available to clients in the Cascade area in our CAD/CAM machine. Grand Rapids Dental Partners introduced this technology to West Michigan in 1998 and has successfully done thousands since then. Amazingly, a new porcelain, called eMax, was introduced in 2009 and is now even twice as strong as materials used in the past. Research and our experience with this type of crown have been phenomenal.
Like CEREC, all-porcelain crowns are bonded in place and look very natural. Because they are custom-made and shade-matched, like veneers, by our world-class ceramist, Sandy, they are ideal for front teeth where aesthetics are important.
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns
PFM crowns have a porcelain exterior supported by an underlying metal substructure, giving them a much greater strength than porcelain alone. These are frequently a good choice for back teeth. Because we can match these to your smile so well, we still use them in for front teeth when the need for strength demands it. They often leave a slightly dark gum line due to a shadow cast by the metal.
These crowns have been getting a lot of press lately, mostly because of the trend to eliminate metal from all restorations. Instead of gold supporting the porcelain, zirconia crowns use the strongest porcelain available today as a substructure. Then, a cosmetic layer of porcelain is veneered over, just like with PFMs. Unfortunately, studies have shown that it takes less than 25 percent of the force needed to break these compared to our new eMax CEREC porcelain crowns.
Truly, the classic gold crowns are far and away the strongest because they have no porcelain (glass) to chip. While esthetics is a concern for some, they are still the best option on the back teeth for people with heavy bite problems, especially those who grind or clench.
Compare Your Crown Options
If you have a broken or damaged tooth and would like to discuss the right crown for your situation, please contact us today or request a consultation online from our family dentist. Our cosmetic dentists would be happy to make the best recommendation for your needs.
See the table below to assess the different elements of your crown options with CONVENIENCE, CONSERVATIVE, AESTHETICS, STRENGTH.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Patients come first – we provide excellent Dental services that incorporate innovation and technology.
Why Choose Us
Our doctors have been practicing dentistry for a over 20 years combined.
With two locations to serve you at in Cascade and Grand Rapids, our dental team will schedule you for your dental appointment when it fits into your schedule.
Part of Your Community
We are a small business, that is family owned and operated. Grand Rapids loves serving the Grand Rapids, Cascade and Grandville communities. You will often find our team volunteering after office hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we are accepting new patients in Grand Rapids. If you’re in need of Preventative Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatments, and other dental services – Grand Rapids Dental Partners is here to help!
What insurance do you accept?
We’re in-network with Delta Dental of Michigan and can bill most other insurances. Our staff is happy to answer any of your insurance questions and we offer a complementary benefits check, or pre-authorization as needed.
Why should I choose Grand Rapids Dental Partners?
Our philosophy is to never stop learning our dentists and the team continually adopts successful techniques and treatments as they evolve, providing our patients with the best possible care.
The team of dentists and hygienists at Grand Rapids Dental Partners are proud to be your source of quality dental care. With offices located in Grand Rapids, and Grandville, MI, we can see and treat patients with a variety of procedures. To further improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact our dentist office today to learn more about our treatment options or to schedule an appointment!
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, please call or email our office as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you in your time of need.
What should I do if I lose a dental crown?
Depending on what type of dental crown you have, things happen, and they can fall out on a rare occasion. If your crown does fall out, please try to keep it, and bring it with you to your appointment.
What is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents the body from getting enough oxygen during sleep. People with sleep apnea stop breathing for brief periods of time while sleeping. The most common form of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The name comes from throat blockage that is caused by the tongue or palate.
Dr. Josh Smith is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and, in collaboration with the local sleep centers at Spectrum Health and Metro Health, he remains up to date on the latest treatments for sleep apnea.
Does Grand Rapids Dental Partners offer periodontal disease treatments?
Yes, we offer Periodontal (Gum Disease) Treatment options at your dental cleanings. Our goal is to treat periodontal disease non-surgically and our routine hygiene appointments can help with intervention.
Do you offer Botox in your office?
If you are interested in boosting your appearance to look younger without undergoing cosmetic surgery, you may want to consider getting Botox injections. Botox injections are non-invasive, outpatient treatments used to alleviate issues related to aging. The doctors and assistants here at Grand Rapids Dental Partners offer safe and convenient Botox injections for patients throughout the Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Grandville, MI areas.
What should I do if mine, or my child’s tooth, is knocked out?
Should a tooth get knocked out please contact our office as soon as possible. We know it can be scary, but try not to panic, we will do everything we can to help you with your knocked out tooth and discuss options and recommendations based on your circumstances.
What should I do if I crack a tooth?
Grand Rapids Dental Partners understand that a cracked tooth is painful! Please contact us to give us details on your cracked tooth right away!