How dental crowns are used

In the past, dental crowns were primarily used to restore tooth structure after damage or decay. They were not made to look pretty, and were often fabricated from materials such as metal or gold. However, this day and age, many of our patients are looking for dental restorations that not only function properly, but look like their natural teeth. Dental crowns have come a long way over the years, and continue to be one of the most common restorative dentistry procedures performed today.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown, or “cap,” is used to add an extra layer of strength and protection to a tooth that may have been impacted by a large cavity or one that has had root canal therapy performed in the past. The dental crowns made at Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants are fabricated using some of the most aesthetic materials that are also strong and durable. Porcelain is commonplace for dental crowns, as this material closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. In fact, our dentist, Dr. Ari Moskowitz, is pleased to offer color-matching of the porcelain used to ensure the new repair blends in seamlessly with the patient’s smile and existing teeth.

How are dental crowns used?

There are a few different situations in which a dentist may recommend a crown:

  • To cover the abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth replacement
  • To protect a tooth that has undergone endodontic therapy (root canal), as the tooth structure may be weakened
  • To cover a tooth that may have a large filling due to extensive decay, offering an extra layer of protection

Do I need a crown?

Because there are many different situations that may warrant the placement of a dental crown, our team will make a recommendation when the need occurs for a patient.

Are you considering dental crowns?

Contact Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants of Catonsvile, MD today at (410) 744-6088 and visit with our team at 6400 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. #200B. Dr. Ari Moskowitz, our board-certified periodontist, can help with this and many other restorative solutions at his state-of-the-art practice.

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