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Dental Crowns

Your teeth have many important responsibilities. They help you to bite, chew and speak. They help to provide you with a beautiful, confident smile. They are also an integral factor in the health of your jawbone. When your teeth are damaged, their strength and health become compromised. Treatment is needed right away. Dental Arts of Frederick can restore damaged teeth with dental crowns.

What are Dental Crowns?

Tooth damage needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. Even minor damage can worsen over time if it goes ignored. More significant damage to your teeth, such as chips, cracks, or decay, can compromise their structural integrity and put your oral health at risk. A dental crown is a treatment designed to restore a damaged tooth. The restoration encompasses the entire visible surface of the tooth, preventing further damage and infection while also allowing the tooth to function normally.

Dental Crown Materials

A dental crown can be made from several different materials. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. Materials for dental crowns include:
•  Metal. Metal crowns are the oldest, and the strongest crowns available. They are practically indestructible. Despite unmatched strength, they are very obvious in your mouth, being silver or gold in color.
•  Porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fused to metal, or PFM, crowns have a metal base that surrounds the tooth and a porcelain coating that provides a more aesthetic restoration. However, a metal line can sometimes be seen at the base of the crown, giving it away.
•  Ceramic. Ceramic crowns are the most aesthetic crowns available. Ceramic, like porcelain, can be stained to match the exact color of your natural teeth and the material reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. Because they are made entirely of ceramic, though, they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. While not as strong as metal, ceramic crowns are still fairly strong, and can withstand most normal daily use.

Why Get a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns provide several benefits.
•  They encase the damaged tooth, preventing further damage and infections.
•  The strength of the tooth is restored, allowing it to function normally.
•  A crown allows the tooth to stay in its socket, preventing the need for a tooth extraction.
•  It can protect a tooth following a root canal.
•  Crowns can also help to anchor a fixed dental bridge in place.

Restoring Your Damaged Tooth

Restoring your damaged tooth requires two separate appointments. At your first appointment, we prepare the tooth and take impressions. Preparing the tooth involves removing a portion of the enamel from the damaged tooth, reducing it in size. This process is done under a local anesthetic, which ensures that you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. After preparing the tooth, we take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to design and create your custom crown. A temporary crown is placed to protect your prepared tooth while you wait for your final crown to be completed. Once it has been sent back, we check the final restoration for fit and bite and secure it into place with dental cement.

Learn More About Dental Crowns:

With a dental crown, we can restore the health and strength of a damaged crown, preventing serious damage, infections, and the need for a tooth extraction. Learn more about the longevity of dental crowns, then schedule your consultation, call Dental Arts of Frederick at 301-732-7277 today.


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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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A dental crown can be made from several different materials. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. Call Dental Arts of Frederick to learn more!
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