3 Ways We Use Dental Crowns
At Lakeforest Dental Associates, dental crowns are one of the most common treatments we recommend in our Gaithersburg, MD dental office. Often, dental crowns prevent the need to extract teeth if they become decayed, infected, or compromised. Moreover, dental crowns can improve comfort and self-confidence for our patients – something we can all smile about.
#1 Dental Crowns to Repair Teeth
Enamel covers each tooth, protecting them from the forces of chewing and providing the white, attractive appearance of teeth. When the enamel becomes compromised because of decay or a broken tooth, it opens the softer dentin to the outside world, making the tooth more likely to break or decay dramatically.
A dental crown essentially replaces the enamel. Some situations where dental crowns are used to repair teeth include:
- To resolve decay
- To repair a fracture
- To rebuild worn teeth
We provide patients with a variety of options including all-porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and full gold crowns. The one that will work best for you depends largely upon the location of the tooth and the patient’s preference.
#2 Dental Crowns to Improve the Appearance of Teeth
Sometimes teeth become chipped, discolored, or short looking. A porcelain crown will restore the natural white appearance of the tooth in addition to protecting it.
Dental crowns can improve a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, depending on the needs of our patients. Each dental crown is a custom creation designed to match surrounding teeth or to give the smile a new, younger appearance.
#3 Dental Crowns to Strengthen Teeth after Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment removes the blood supply from the tooth, resulting in a more brittle tooth that could break or fracture more easily. A dental crown protects the root canal tooth, adding many comfortable years to the smile.
If you are in need of a dental crown and live in the Gaithersburg, MD area, contact our dental office to book an appointment with Dr. Neil Daftary or Dr. Robert Zaner. We always welcome new patients.