Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A dental crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular as they are highly durable and last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for Dental Crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What Does Getting a Dental Crown involve?

A dental crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which you receive that day and will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these steps are done, your temporary crown will be placed with a temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure it is comfortable.

At your second appointment in our Rockville dental office, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the proper fit and comfort.

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