Dental crowns provide support to a weak tooth or replace a missing tooth, while restoring the appearance of your smile. Lawrence Goldbaum, DDS, and Ronald Rosenberg, DDS, are an experienced team of general and cosmetic dentists at Goldbaum & Rosenberg Dentistry in Rockville, Maryland, who uses the latest technology and highest quality materials to give you a healthier, natural-looking smile. When it comes to superior form and function, you won’t be able to tell the difference between your new crowns and your natural teeth. For expert treatment in a welcoming environment, call the office to schedule a consultation or book online today.
If you have a decayed tooth, one that’s weak from a cavity, or one that’s undergone a root canal, your dentist may recommend covering the tooth with a dental crown. Crowns are custom-made “caps” that fit over an existing tooth. They’re also the top portion of a dental implant.
Crowns add support so you can chew and speak normally. They also help prevent adjacent teeth from decay or from moving into an empty space created by a missing tooth. Crowns become a permanent part of your mouth and help restore your smile to its optimal aesthetic and function.
Many people select crowns made of ceramic or porcelain because these materials are most natural-looking next to your original teeth. Your dentist custom-fits and shapes your new crowns to look just like your teeth in size and color. The skilled team at Goldbaum & Rosenberg Dentistry offers all types of crowns, including:
Depending on the situation and the type of crown that’s best for your needs, your dentist recommends materials that provide durability and aesthetic value for years to come.
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for several reasons, including:
If you have a knocked-out tooth, you can replace it with a single dental implant. The crown functions as a prosthetic tooth that’s secured in place by a titanium screw. Together the screw becomes your new tooth root and the crown becomes your new tooth, allowing you to eat and speak as you normally would.
Typically, a new crown takes two visits to complete. First, your dentist examines your mouth to determine how you’ll support your crown. Your existing tooth may need to be filed down to make room for the new crown, or, if the tooth is severely damaged, you may need a filling to make it strong enough to support your new crown.
If the crown is part of a dental implant, the first visit typically involves placing the titanium screw into your jawbone so it can fuse to the bone before you return to have the crown placed. Either way, when your mouth is ready, your dentist places your permanent crown and ensures that it blends in with your natural teeth. A crown should feel and function just like it’s always been there.
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