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What Are Dental Crowns Used For?

December 10, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Keith Polizois
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A dental crown in Annapolis, MD, can fix a decayed or damaged tooth, restoring your dental function and aesthetics. Dental crowns can also cap a dental implant post and secure a tooth-replacing dental bridge.

Chesapeake Bay Dentistry offers modern tooth crowns that look and feel natural. Our team is highly experienced and skilled in placing aesthetic and durable tooth crowns. If you would like to upgrade your smile and restore your oral health, we invite you to give us a call to learn more about your treatment options. 

Dental Crowns Can Save Natural Teeth

A dental crown is a tooth-saving treatment that encapsulates a tooth down to the gumline, much like a suit of armor. 

Dental crowns are versatile and can:

  • Restore a tooth with decay or a tooth that cannot hold a filling  
  • Cover a broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth
  • Protect a weak or brittle tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth that's had a root canal
  • Cap a dental implant post
  • Secure a dental bridge
  • Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth

Ultimately, a tooth crown can improve a tooth's strength, shape, and overall look.

The Dental Crown Process 

Our dentist is gentle and will ensure you're comfortable during the entire dental crown process, from tooth preparation to crown placement. If you're feeling uneasy or anxious, we offer nitrous oxide to calm your nerves and provide a stress-free experience. 

The dentist takes an impression of your tooth, and our team shades and fabricates the restoration to match your smile seamlessly. Before placing the crown, the dentist shapes the natural tooth to receive the crown and secures the crown in place with dental cement. 

A dental crown isn't invasive, but patients might experience mild soreness for a few days after the treatment. Your dentist can recommend some over-the-counter pain relievers. 

Looking for Dental Crowns in Annapolis, MD? 

Dr. Polizois is a dental crown expert who can help you achieve your healthiest smile. Call us today for your options if you have a broken, brittle, or decayed tooth. We can help you find the best treatment for your needs and goals. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Chesapeake Bay Dentistry!

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