Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
Your Porcelain Crown Dentist in Rockville, MD
Crowns or caps are used to protect a repaired tooth and improve appearance. They are custom-crafted and expertly shaped to blend in naturally with your smile. At Potomac Dental Clinic, we value quality materials and personalized service with our porcelain crown restorations.
If you need a dental implant, a root canal, or already have a crown that is coming loose, we can help. Explore your porcelain crown treatment options with our skilled team so you can make the best-informed decision about your oral health. Call Potomac Dental Clinic today!
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How are Crowns Used?
Crowns are often used for many restorative and cosmetic treatments. If you have a cracked or broken tooth, then the enamel no longer protects the dentin, the soft tissue containing sensitive nerves and blood vessels. Chewing or drinking hot or cold beverages can be very painful, and it can get severe enough to be considered a dental emergency. Here are some reasons you might receive a crown:
Completing a Root Canal Treatment: Crowning a tooth that has had a root canal is necessary to provide adequate support for the tooth, which a filling may not do. The crown also protects against reinfection.
Restoring a Decayed Tooth: If a tooth has a large area of decay removed, a filling will not supply enough material to restore the full structure. Covering the tooth with a crown ensures the root is sealed off from damaging plaque or infection.
Enhancing Your Smile: A custom-made porcelain tooth is designed to look natural within the smile. In cases where a tooth is damaged, discolored, misshapen, or worn, a crown can alter its shape and color to make your smile more appealing.
Advanced Technology for Superior Crowns
At Potomac Dental Clinic, we use digital radiography that provides multiple benefits to our team and you. This technology reduces exposure to radiation by up to 80%, which is not only safer for you, but also better for our environment. Because everything is digital, there is less space and paper wasted on storing records, and no waiting for images to process.
The images can also be enhanced, giving us more information for a more precise diagnosis. We can detect even small changes and treat them early. The most significant advantage of digital radiography is the time saved. Pictures can be ready to view in seconds so we can provide accurate treatment quickly, and you can get back to your routine.
The Basic Steps of a Dental Crown Procedure
Preparing your tooth and placing the permanent crown can usually be done in two steps:
- First, we numb the area with a local anesthetic and remove enough material to stop further cracking or breaking and make room for a temporary crown. Then we will take an impression of the tooth and send it to our trusted local lab to fabricate your custom crown. We will place a temporary crown and adjust it for comfort, so you have full function and protection while waiting for the permanent restoration.
- When your custom crown is complete, we will remove the temporary and ensure the tooth is clean. We test the fit and feel of the crown and make any needed changes, then permanently cement it in place.
Metal-Free Porcelain Crowns
All our crowns are made from high-quality porcelain and custom-crafted to match your smile perfectly. Porcelain crowns are made from dental-grade ceramic engineered to be durable and tough. However, while most porcelain crowns share some characteristics, they can vary considerably in strength and appearance.
Some crowns are designed to replace molars that bear the most chewing force, and others for the aesthetic needs of teeth that show when you smile. Crowns for molars are made from heavy-duty porcelain formulated for strength and durability. Aesthetic crowns are made from lighter porcelain that has a more translucent, natural look.
Do Porcelain Crowns Cost More?
Natural teeth are not uniform in color and have very subtle shade and transparency variations. Porcelain crowns are artistically created by technicians who apply up to fifteen different colors of liquid porcelain with a small brush. This level of skill will naturally be more expensive than a crown milled by a machine. Dr. Sajjadi will explain all of your dental crown options and help you make a choice you are satisfied with for both look and price.
Top Quality Crowns in Rockville, MD
At Potomac Dental Clinic, we firmly believe that explaining your oral health status, the procedure, and every step in your treatment is essential for your satisfaction and well-being. Our team has transformed many smiles over the last decade, and we can help you get the picture-perfect smile you’ve always wanted. If you live in Rockville, Washington, or the DC metro area, call us today for a comprehensive evaluation and dental crown treatment plan.
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