Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or zirconia crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

Do you have a damaged tooth that needs to be repaired?

Fredal Family Dentistry can give you a beautiful, natural looking restoration to complete your smile! Contact us today

Call us: (586) 997-9484

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown can require only one visit at Fredal Family Dentistry!  We are proud to use state of the art CEREC CAD/CAM digital technology to fabricate dental crowns.  With this technology we are able to prepare a tooth for a crown, capture a digital impression, design and mill your new crown, and cement it permanently all in one day!

We are also able to make traditional dental crowns with use of a dental lab.  If a traditional crown is required, the first appointment includes preparation of the tooth and impression to send to the dental lab.  A temporary crown is prepared and cemented while the lab makes your new, beautiful restoration.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?


Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, zirconia, or porcelain bonded to high grade metal. A higher strength of the porcelain (zirconia) and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.