Porcelain Crowns – Silver Spring, MD

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape & size. A crown protects & strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable & will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, & color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

Call City Place Dental today to see how Dr. Kingsley can help repair your smile in one easy visit.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay & shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement & your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, & your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing & bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions & encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

At City Place Dental, we use high-quality materials to restore your smile. Learn about your porcelain crown options by   Request Your Appointment or Call us today at  301-585-1515.