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Dental Crowns

Tooth damage and decay can lead to serious oral health problems and should be treated as soon as possible. 

Dr. Michael Sharp can repair a tooth with a dental crown created in one appointment at our Kalamazoo, MI, practice serving Greater Portage.

Discover how easy and convenient getting a dental crown can be...

Arrive with Tooth Damage,
Leave with a Repaired Smile
4 Advantages of Dental Treatment by Dr. Sharp

A Fast Restoration

Our Kalamazoo practice serving Greater Portage, MI, is equipped with the state-of-the-art CEREC® system that manufactures your custom crown in just one visit to our office. Our dentist can complete this treatment in a fraction of the time, skipping temporary crowns and long waiting periods. This makes procedures such as a root canal possible to complete in just one appointment, with no follow-up appointments needed.

Precise Technology

CEREC crowns not only come with convenience, but also impeccable quality. They are made with outstanding precision using advanced CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology for crowns that fit correctly and contribute to a balanced bite. 

A Totally Natural Appearance

Our dentist pays close attention to the aesthetics of your crown and custom-designs the restoration to match your surrounding teeth. Dr. Sharp will customize the porcelain to match the shade of your natural tooth enamel.

Long-Lasting Results

Though other practices offer same-day restorations, not all CEREC crowns are equal. We can provide crowns made with top-quality e.max® porcelain, which is four times stronger than a traditional metal-based crown covered in porcelain. Our crowns can last well over a decade before needing replacement. 

Dr. Sharp Explains CEREC 

Dr. Sharp explains how his state-of-the-art CEREC system allows him to fabricate and place dental crowns in a single appointment, and why patients love this service.

Restore Your Dental Health Today

Tooth damage, infection, and decay can be painful and will only continue to get worse. Without treatment, tooth loss is likely. Fortunately, the solution is more convenient than ever at Sharp Dental Center, serving Portage, MI, and surrounding communities. Using the latest technology and techniques in restorative dentistry, our dentists can restore your oral health and protect your teeth for years to come. Patients in the greater Portage region can schedule an appointment at our dentist office today to get started on their dental crown. Request an appointment online or by calling:

(269) 344-4004

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"Best Dental Practice in Kalamazoo."

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Kai Harris

2021

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My family and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Sharp Smile Center! Everyone that we have encountered at the office has been friendly, welcoming, and thorough. And as someone with previous traumatic experiences related to dentistry, I couldn't have imagined ever feeling as comfortable and safe as I do with Dr. C and her team!

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Richard Stewart

2021

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In my opinion, the best dental practice in Kalamazoo. I suffer from extreme anxiety and Denise made me completely at ease. I highly recommend this dental practice for anyone who suffers anxiety from dental procedures. They are very compassionate, gentle and understanding.

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Is a Dental Crown Right For Me?

Thanks to their versatility and durability, crowns can often repair severely damaged teeth, preventing the need for extraction. This restorative dental procedure is a great solution for many of our patients suffering from: 

  • A cracked, broken or otherwise weakened tooth
  • A large cavity that is too extensive for a filling
  • A worn tooth, especially one that affects the force of your bite
  • A misshapen or disproportionately small tooth
  • Severe cosmetic issues, such as internal staining that won't respond to whitening
  • A dental infection that requires structural support after a root canal
  • A missing tooth (crowns can be combined with dental implants to completely replace lost teeth)

During your consultation, our dentist can determine if a crown is right for you.

How can a dental crown replace a missing tooth?

Dental Implants & Crowns

If you are missing teeth, or in need of an extraction, dental implants can restore the entire tooth, from the root to the chewing surface. Our dentists place and restore dental implants, giving our Portage-area dentistry patients an important continuity of care from your initial consultation until your smile is repaired. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that not only give replacement teeth exceptional stability, but also prevent the jawbone recession that happens in the absence of tooth roots.

Your Treatment Timeline

We can provide crowns made of e-max porcelain, which is about four times stronger than a standard restoration.

Day of Procedure

We can provide crowns made of e-max porcelain, which is about four times stronger than a standard restoration.

Consultation

Our practice uses all-digital technology to make your diagnosis and treatment much more accurate and efficient. When you arrive for your consultation with the dentist, we examine your teeth and take detailed digital x-rays to assess your oral health. We can then determine if you are in need of a crown and discuss your treatment options.

Tooth Prep

First, we will resolve the issue with your tooth through a treatment such as a root canal. To ensure your comfort, we first numb the area with a local anesthetic and administer sedation upon request. Next, the tooth will be further reduced to accommodate the crown.

Impressions

Next, we take precise digital impressions of your teeth. Instead of placing a temporary crown while your permanent restoration is manufactured at a lab, the designs are sent to our in-house technology to be milled from either standard porcelain or e.max.

Permanent Crown Placement

In about an hour, your permanent crown will be ready - there is no need for a temporary crown using this method. Our dentist will attach the crown to your tooth using a strong adhesive. He will use a curing light to harden the bonding material and ensure long-lasting results. You can expect the result to look just like a natural tooth.

One Streamlined Procedure

Once the tooth is treated and reshaped, we will begin crafting your custom crown using CEREC technology.

The Cost of Treatment

The cost of dental crown treatment at our Kalamazoo, MI, practice ranges from $1,300 to $1,600. We accept most major dental insurance plans, which will usually cover at least part of your treatment if it is for restorative purposes. If you are uninsured, we are happy to offer financing through CareCredit® and LendingClub®, allowing you to make affordable payments toward any remaining expenses. 

"Quality Dental Care."

"I recently transferred from my dentist to Sharp because I heard about their ability to deliver quality dental care efficiently.  Every member of the Sharp Smile Center team I have encountered has been very attentive to both my health and comfort. They seem to be experts at the care they deliver and also seem to be very current, or even cutting-edge, with technology and equipment." Don Tinney

High-Tech Dentistry Ensuring Optimal Oral Health

Sharp Dental Center goes above and beyond to ensure our patients from Portage and beyond achieve optimal oral health. One important way we do this is by testing the balance and occlusion of your smile with our computerized bite analyzer. Multiple dental crowns or a full mouth construction can place undue pressure on your jaw and certain teeth in your dental arch if they aren't performed with great precision. To check for abnormalities, this digital system captures and analyses a video as you bite down and chew. This analyzer allows us to detect issues and correct the positioning of your restoration to prevent future oral health problems. Thanks to our superior attention to detail, our patients can experience better long-term health and comfort.

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Dr. Michael Sharp

Sharp Smile Center

Dr. Michael Sharp believes in using his advanced dentistry skills and top-of-the-line dental technology to help people change their lives for the better—inside and out. Dr. Sharp belongs to a number of prestigious organizations, including:
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
We invite you to request a consultation online or call us at (269) 344-4004 today.

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"Eight implants and many crowns later, I have a smile to be proud of. With the aid of sedation, we got a lot done in a short time. THANK YOU Dr. Sharp and staff for getting me through my dental problems." Gene

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