Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that addresses cosmetic and restorative dental issues. Crowns can fix cracked or broken teeth or cover discolored or misshapen teeth. They can also cap off dental implants and stabilize weak teeth following root canal treatments. Baltimore, MD dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes provides dental crowns to his patients so that they can have healthier and stronger smiles.
If you need to cover discolored or damaged teeth, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Desbordes online. If you are a new patient, call (410) 216-4023. Returning patients may call (410) 277-0138. Learn more about the answers to questions that many patients have about dental crowns below:
Dental Crown Q&A
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns are crafted from porcelain ceramic that reflects light so it blends in with the rest of your smile. Because crowns can be color-matched to the rest of your smile, they look just like natural teeth. Dental crowns also feel like natural teeth because ceramic is a durable material used in many dental restorations.
What is the dental crown process?
Dr. Desbordes will conduct a full examination of your teeth and gums prior to treatment. He will also review your budget, goals, and oral health to ensure that dental crowns are the right treatment for you and your specific needs.
To begin treatment, Dr. Desbordes will clean and shape the affected tooth. In order to prepare the tooth for a dental crown, Dr. Desbordes will remove a small amount of tooth enamel. Then, he will take a dental impression of the tooth to make sure that the crown fits his exact specifications. He will fit you with a temporary crown while a custom one is fabricated in a dental lab. Once the crown is complete, he will make sure that it blends in with your natural smile and feels comfortable.
How do I take care of my dental crowns?
Dental crowns can last for many years with the right care. Remember to brush and floss regularly, and schedule routine visits with Dr. Desbordes so that your crown can last for many years to come.