Dental Crown Davidsonville MD

Dental Crowns An Overview

davidsonville md dentist for dental crownThe dental crown can be used to address a wide range of concerns, from cosmetic imperfections to tooth damage. Custom made to match your smile, a dental crown can restore beauty, function, and strength to a tooth.

Drs. Wooddell and Passaro may recommend a dental crown for a variety of reasons:

  • Tooth damage
  • Discolored tooth
  • To restore after a root canal
  • Misshapen tooth

A dental crown can play a key role in maintaining your dental health and avoiding tooth extraction.

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made from a range of materials. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate choice for your oral health needs and aesthetic goals. In most cases, we recommend the use of a composite resin or high quality ceramic material for the most natural looking and durable result.

  • Gold: recommended for use on back molars where chewing forces are the greatest, requiring a strong and durable restoration for optimal results.
  • Porcelain: a type of pressable ceramic, porcelain provides a beautiful, natural looking result that mimics the way your natural teeth reflect light. It is also highly durable and stain resistant.
  • Zirconia: one of the newest materials in dental restorations, zirconia offers metal like strength with the natural beauty of porcelain.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The dental crown process will require a couple of visits to our Davidsonville MD dentist office, depending on the reason for the use of a crown to restore dental health.

The first step is to prepare the affected tooth by removing decay, damage or enough tooth structure to securely place the crown. A dental crown will fit like a “cap” on the tooth, covering the top and sides.

Your new crown will be color matched to your existing teeth and fabricated in a dental lab. Once the tooth is prepared, dental impressions will be taken and a temporary crown is typically placed to restore function.

During the second visit, the new crown will be placed and adjustments made for a comfortable fit. Our dentists take time to ensure that any dental restoration placed supports a healthy and stable bite for optimal dental health.

The final step is to permanently secure the crown to the tooth and polish the surface for a natural appearance and luster.

Why choose Wooddell & Passaro?