A Closer Look- Dental Crowns

dental crown model baltimore mdYou may have heard of dental crowns, but do you know how they work, what they are made from or how they can benefit your oral health? Dental crowns have become a cosmetic go to for repairing and restoring damaged teeth, learn more about how Baltimore, MD dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes uses dental crowns for a more beautiful, stable and healthy smile.

What are dental crowns made of?

Dental crowns are made from high-quality dental porcelain.The dental crown material is highly durable and reflects light like natural teeth. The porcelain material is stain and decay resistant so your dental crown will help protect your natural smile for many years.

How does a dental crown work?

The dental crown fits over an existing tooth and covers all sides of the tooth. Dental implant supported dental crowns require an abutment to help permanently anchor the crown in place.

What dental concerns can dental crowns be used to treat?

Dental crowns can be used to address a wide range of dental concerns. Dental crowns are both restorative and cosmetic and support a healthy, stable bite and beautiful smile.

  • Damaged teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Missing teeth (with dental implant)
  • To strengthen a tooth after a root canal or to support a dental bridge

Will my dental crown look like my natural teeth?

Yes. Your dental crown is custom designed by Dr. Desbordes to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. The crown is shaped and color matched to adjacent teeth giving you a natural looking result that will be practically indistinguishable from your existing teeth.

How do dental crowns help support my natural smile?

For patients who require a root canal, dental crowns support the natural tooth and reduce the need for tooth extraction by stabilizing the affected tooth. If a dental crown is used to replace a missing tooth, a dental implant is used to anchor the crown in place. Dental crowns seal out bacteria and protect teeth from future damage.

Schedule An Appointment

Looking for a local Baltimore dentist for you or your family? Dr. Desbordes welcomes new patients of all ages and can help you to restore, enhance or maintain a healthy smile. Contact us at (410) 216-4023 or request an appointment online.


Author: Dr. Desbordes