What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over weak or damaged tooth.
Why do I need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are used in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth or to prevent further damage of a broken tooth. If a tooth has sustained enough damage or decay to cause you pain or threaten the health of your mouth but not enough to warrant extraction, a crown is a great solution for preventing further problems while preserving much of your real tooth.
- To cover a severely discolored or misshapen tooth. Dental crowns are an effective way to enhance your smile!
- To cover a dental implant
- To hold a dental bridge in place. If you’ve lost a tooth completely, two crowns and a false tooth called a “pontic” can be used to to create a bridge that will fill in the gap.
Your existing tooth anchors the crown in place while the crown protects the tooth by covering it completely (as opposed to a veneer, which covers just the front of the tooth).
How long do Dental Crowns last?
Dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 years to 15 years, depending on the amount of wear and tear the crown is exposed to and how well you follow good oral hygiene practices.
Dental Crowns from Annapolis Dental Care
At Annapolis Dental Care, we shape the crown specifically for your mouth so that it feels comfortable while offering the most protection. The whole process requires multiple visits as we make impressions of your teeth and use them to shape crowns that look and feel just like your real teeth.
In the end, you will have your full smile back and the ability to speak and eat the way you always have.
If you have any questions about Dental Crowns or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today!
For over 20 years, Dr. Steckler and his team have been practicing comprehensive Family Dental Care. Our outstanding staff is devoted to caring for your oral situation and will ensure your dental visit is an enjoyable one, focusing on total patient comfort. We are motivated to offer cutting edge dentistry techniques and processes. Our committed staff will guide you in your pursuit of the perfect smile.
“At Dr. Steckler’s office, we understand that most patients are fearful of the dentist. Your comfort and care are our greatest concern.”