Have a broken or damaged tooth that needs restoration? Dental crowns are a common place to turn. In this blog post, we will explore how dental crowns are made and when they’re needed.
What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
Dental crowns may be crafted from a variety of different materials that differ in terms of price and appearance. While gold crowns are a great choice for the back of the mouth, we recommend tooth-colored porcelain crowns when restoring any tooth that will be clearly visible when you smile.
Creating & Placing a Dental Crown
Before creating the crown, the dentist will remove any existing fillings and clean and shape the tooth as needed. Once the tooth is ready, we will take impressions of the tooth that will inform the shape of the crown. While you wait for the crown to be created at an off-site lab, you’ll wear a temporary crown. Once the crown is ready you’ll head back to our office to have it permanently bonded for a nice and secure fit.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are actually pretty versatile restorations, as they suit a range of different needs. Problems that can be fixed with a dental crown include a broken tooth, a severely decayed tooth, or a badly misshapen or discolored tooth. Crowns are comfortable, long-lasting, and easy to wear, and they can be custom-made to blend right in with the rest of your natural teeth.
Dental Crowns in Edgewater & Annapolis, Maryland
Looking for a restoration that will blend seamlessly and comfortably into your smile? A dental crown might be the solution. If not, we have plenty of other restorative treatments that we will explore with you at your consultation. Book yours by giving our office a call, or filling out our appointment request form on our website.