Porcelain Crowns in Grand Rapids

Porcelain Crowns in Grand Rapids

Both of our doctors are very thorough when planning your crown and ensure the fit and look are perfect.

Durable, natural-looking Crowns

Porcelain CrownsA crown is a covering that is placed over a natural tooth. It is typically used to restore a tooth that has been compromised by decay or damage, to protect a tooth after root canal therapy or to cap a dental implant.

Dr. VanderLugt is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with crowns and has personally placed over 20,000 of them! He and Dr. Mulder have the artistry and know-how to make you a crown that looks great and lasts a long time.

New porcelain crowns are made in two appointments, in the first, our doctors take impressions, prepare your tooth for the crown and place a temporary crown. In the second appointment your permanent crown is cemented on.

Our high-quality Crowns

We’re proud of our crowns and crown procedure. We know what works and what doesn’t. We use first-rate equipment and take accurate impressions for a perfect fit. Additionally:

  • Our BruxZir® crowns are strong and beautiful. They are made of a very durable white ceramic, zirconium oxide. This material is replacing the metal crowns of yesteryear because of its superior strength and bio-friendliness.
  • Our BruxZir® crowns are especially protective in cases of teeth grinding and excessive chewing forces. They don’t chip or break, and they last.
  • For front teeth, we use the beautiful IPS e.max® white glass-ceramic porcelain, giving your tooth a natural look with the same translucent qualities of real teeth.
  • We believe our lab is the best! They invented BruxZir® crowns. We have an excellent relationship with them and use them because of their top-notch products, custom shading service and quality control.

What Crowns are used for

Crowns are the technology of choice for a number of situations, including:

  • To cap a dental implant, replacing a missing tooth
  • To restore a tooth that has too much decay to sustain a filling
  • To cover a misshapen, too-small or severely discolored tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To repair a tooth that has been severely worn down by grinding
  • To protect a weak tooth that is cracked
  • To restore a tooth in which root canal therapy has been done

Onlays and Inlays

Porcelain CrownsIf a tooth isn’t damaged enough to require a full crown but too much for a filling to be effective, an onlay or inlay is sometimes used. It’s a middle ground between a crown and a filling.

An onlay is a restoration similar to a crown that covers the cusp, or the bump, on the chewing portion of a tooth – or the entire chewing portion. An inlay fits in the indented portion of the chewing surface. Onlays and inlays are made from sturdy, attractive IPS e.max® glass-ceramic.

To make an appointment, call 616.455.8400 or click here to request an appointment online.