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.

James B. Wooddell, DDS

Why choose Wooddell & Passaro?

Dr. Wooddell and Dr. Passaro have been providing comprehensive dental care to patients in the Annapolis area for over 25 years. With a focus on advanced restorative dentistry, our dental team provides personalized dental care for unique needs and aesthetic goals.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to your oral health needs and use modern technology, including digital imaging for diagnosis and treatment that is accurate and predictable. From routine disease prevention to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, our goal is to help you enjoy a smile that is comfortable, healthy and aesthetically pleasing.