Crowns Specialist

Jane Ney, DDS -  - Dentist

Heritage Comfort Dental

Jane Ney, DDS

Dentist located in Flint, MI

If you have a significantly damaged, decayed, or unsightly tooth, a crown can restore your smile. At Heritage Comfort Dental in Flint, Michigan, Jane Ney, DDS, and the team offer several high-quality crown options for patients to choose from, all while ensuring a natural-looking smile. Scheduling your crown consultation is easy: simply call the office or book an appointment online and get on track to a healthier, more attractive smile today.

Crowns Q & A




What is a dental crown?

Your tooth has two main components: the crown and the root. The root is the part beneath the gumline connecting your tooth to your jawbone. The crown is the part that shows above your gumline. 

A dental crown is a protective cap or covering that replaces the top portion of your tooth and covers up the entirety of your tooth above the gumline. 

Do I need a crown?

Crowns are useful in treating several oral health concerns. The team at Heritage Comfort Dental might suggest a crown to:

  • Protect a cracked or broken tooth from further damage
  • Restore a tooth with significant wear
  • Treat tooth decay too extensive for a filling
  • Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • Improve the appearance of an unsightly or misshapen tooth

Your dentist can also use a crown in conjunction with a dental implant to replace a tooth that’s missing entirely.

What are crowns made from?

Heritage Comfort Dental offers a few types of high-quality crowns, including Lava™ crowns (zirconia), Empress® crowns (a pressed glass ceramic), and E.Max® crowns (porcelain). Each has different advantages depending on which tooth your crown is covering. The team at Heritage Comfort Dental can guide you through choosing which material is best for your needs.

What happens during a crown procedure?

You can get a crown in just two easy visits. During your first appointment, your dentist removes any decay and unsupported enamel from your tooth, takes an impression of your mouth, and places a temporary crown. Your impression is sent to a lab that fabricates your permanent crown, which usually takes a couple of weeks.

You return for your second visit when your crown is back from the lab, during which your dentist removes your temporary crown and cleans your tooth. Your dentist places the permanent crown and checks that it fits accurately and is even with your bite. If everything looks good, your dentist finishes the procedure by sealing it in place with dental cement. 

Start the process of getting your crown today by calling Heritage Comfort Dental or booking an appointment online.