Waugh Chapel Dental

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Dental crowns are a cornerstone of restorative dentistry in our practice, providing a durable solution for teeth that are damaged, decayed or aesthetically displeasing. These custom-fitted caps are designed to completely cover a compromised tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength and appearance. Crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal or a combination of these, chosen to match the color of your natural teeth and meet your specific needs.

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns serve multiple purposes: they can protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth, cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not much tooth left, hold a dental bridge in place, cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth or cover a dental implant. By encasing the visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line, a crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.

The Dental Crowns Process

  • Initial Assessment: We start with a thorough examination to determine if a crown is the best option for your dental health.
  • Tooth Preparation: The tooth is reshaped to ensure a proper fit for the crown. This may involve removing part of the existing tooth to make space for the crown material.
  • Impression Taking: Impressions of your tooth are taken to create a custom crown that fits perfectly.
  • Temporary Crown: A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while your custom crown is being made.
  • Crown Fitting: Once your custom crown is ready, it is carefully fitted and adjusted if necessary, before being cemented into place.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Strengthens damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again
  • Improves the appearance of your smile by covering imperfections
  • Custom-made to fit snugly and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth
  • Durable and long-lasting with proper care, often lasting 10 years or more

Enhance Your Smile With Dental Crowns
Whether you are looking to restore a damaged tooth or improve the overall aesthetics of your smile, dental crowns offer a reliable and effective solution. Our dentists and team are committed to providing high-quality, personalized care to ensure your dental crown looks natural and feels comfortable. Contact Waugh Chapel Dental today at 410-451-9600 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar to explore how dental crowns in Gambrills, Maryland, can enhance your oral health and confidence.

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