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What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?

November 20, 2022
Posted By: Century Dental
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The procedure for dental crowns in Germantown, MD, is straightforward and not painful. When capping damaged or broken teeth, it’s just a matter of reshaping and smoothing these teeth for crowning. Of course, dental crowns also cap dental implants, which is a different process.

Custom Tooth Crowns

Dental crowns can be created from various materials, including porcelain, zirconia, gold, and porcelain fused to metal. Your Germantown dentist will help you choose the best option for your unique case and specific smile goals.

However, all our restorations—no matter the material you choose—are customized, including our dental crowns. They will match your tooth color and be indistinguishable. When you smile, no one will guess you have a restoration!

Dental Crowns in Three Steps

The process is simple if you’re getting a crown to support a damaged tooth.

  1. Assessment in our dental office to ensure that crowns are the best option
  2. Impressions so we can fabricate your crown to exact specifications
  3. Preparation of the tooth you’d like to crown—shaping and smoothing
  4. Final cementing and adjustments when your crown is ready

About Dental Crowns

A dental crown typically caps a damaged or root canal-treated tooth to restore function. However, this is not the crown’s only job. We may also use it to hide tooth flaws like chips and stains.

Dental crowns connect bridge teeth to healthy biological teeth and cap single dental implants.

Because we use dental crowns widely, we are meticulous about the material, specifications, and final result.

For Custom Dental Crowns in Germantown, Contact Us

If you need a dental crown or already have a crown that is loose or damaged, we encourage you to reach out to a dental team member today to arrange a restoration consultation with the dentist.

Our dental team is happy to accept CareCredit financing to make your dentistry as affordable as possible.

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