Crowns

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care -  - General Dentistry

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD

If your tooth is damaged or discolored, give it the royal treatment with a dental crown. The team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care in Bethesda, Maryland, provides sturdy porcelain crowns to restore and enhance the appearance of your natural teeth. These protective caps look, feel, and function like normal teeth. To find out more about same-day dental crowns, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are protective caps that cover a damaged tooth. A crown encases your entire tooth, so it’s a good way to restore its original strength. Your Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care team member cements it onto your existing tooth or an implant and the crown functions just like a natural tooth.

Crowns are often used to repair a cracked tooth or to restore the tooth after severe decay. They’re often used to cover a tooth that has had a root canal. Crowns are used cosmetically to cover discolored teeth. They can also be crafted to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or crooked.

What types of crowns are used?

The team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care often recommends porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are durable and closely mirror the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

Also, since porcelain is so sturdy, you never have to worry about not being able to eat your favorite foods out of concern they’ll chip your new crown.

What happens during a dental crown procedure? 

Getting a dental crown usually takes several visits to the dentist. However, at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, the team offers same-day crown delivery. 

First, the tooth receiving the crown will be prepared, which involves cleaning it and providing painless administration of local anesthesia to make the procedure more comfortable. Next, a team member will take detailed impressions of your teeth. 

Then, using a special machine in the office, the team mills the crown into shape on the spot. Once the crown is ready, your dentist cements it into place using a special dental adhesive. 

How long do dental crowns last?

On average, dental crowns last 10-15 years. However, if you take excellent care of your crown, it can last a lifetime. It’s very important to treat your crown like you would a natural tooth and continue to brush and floss twice daily. Also, don’t forget to maintain your regular visits to the office for cleanings and dental exams.

To schedule a consultation and learn more about dental crowns, call the office or book an appointment online today.