When Is a Dental Crown Appropriate?
Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD offers a wide range of dentistry services to Howard County residents. Dental crowns are some of our more popular procedures, as they’re crafted from porcelain and they last for years. A dental crown is often called a “cap” and it covers all of the visible parts of the tooth and has many functions and reasons for placement.
So when are dental crowns appropriate? Dr. Daniel Stewart believes strongly that patients should only undergo procedures that are right for them. He’ll thoroughly examine the state of your dental health to determine if a crown is right for.
Dental crowns are usually recommended:
- If you have weakened teeth that need to be protected from further damage
- To restore the appearance of, or strengthen a broken tooth
- When dental bridges that need anchoring
- You receive dental implants
Getting a crown typically requires two appointments. The first is a preparation with impressions, shaping, and placing a temporary. The permanent, porcelain crown creation takes about two weeks and you will come in for a short appointment for final placement.
Dr. Stewart has years of experience with dental crowns, so he understands when they’re required and when they’re not appropriate. You can always count on his skill and experience to keep you on the right track to good dental health. If you want to learn more about dental crowns and see if you are a candidate for them, please contact Smile Savers Dentistry today at 410-730-6460. Our Columbia, MD dentist office is convenient to Ellicott City, Hanover, Baltimore and Washington, DC.