Rockville Dental Arts
Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
One of the best things about having beautifully white teeth is the ability to smile without anxiety everywhere you go. When your teeth have cracks, large fillings, a lot of decay, or deep stains, you may hide your smile and your personality. Dental crowns are a restorative dentistry procedure that we offer here in Rockville to any patient who wants to be able to smile freely again. Read on to learn if you could be a candidate for dental crowns and dental treatment.
Who Needs Dental Crowns?
A candidate for dental crowns is someone who has:
- Broken teeth or cracked teeth that are not so bad that they should be removed.
- Large dental fillings that cannot be made to look natural.
- Damage from tooth decay that cannot be filled in a way that looks natural.
- Missing teeth.
- Dental issues and dental damage.
- Root canal therapy that has damaged the structural integrity of the tooth.
- Other cosmetic issues like deep stains.
Dental crowns are made to look just like your natural teeth. A lab that we partner with can make your crown match the shape, size, color, and even the texture of your natural teeth. It simply slips over the offending tooth and hides it from the gum down. Our crowns do not use metal as they are metal free.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
When you visit your cosmetic dentistry specialist, Dr. Norkiewicz, in Rockville, we will first determine if you are a good candidate for dental crowns. Then we schedule the two appointments required for a dental crowns procedure. Your dental crowns specialist will clean your tooth and take impressions for the crown. Then a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth while the permanent is being made. When that crown is ready, you return to our dental office in Rockville Maryland and have it bonded into place with a permanent adhesive. With the proper care, your dental crowns should last for 20-30 years.