By Dental Choice
March 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crown  

How a dental crown from your dentists in Easton, Maryland can save your smile

A dental crown is a unique type of dental restoration because it covers the entire visible part of your tooth above the gumline. A crown crownprovides the best protection against breakage and loss of tooth structure. Dr. Irving Phillips Jr. and Dr. Wade Dressler at Dental Choice in Easton, MD, offer a full range of dental services including dental crowns to save your smile.

If you have a tooth that is badly damaged and has lost a large amount of tooth structure, a crown is the best option. Unlike a large filling, which can actually weaken a tooth by separating the tooth into sections, a dental crown holds your tooth together by covering the entire surface of your tooth, like a glove.

In addition to a badly damaged tooth or a tooth that has lost a large amount of tooth structure, you may also need a crown if you have a tooth that is:

  • Weakened by a large, old, metal filling
  • Worn-down or eroded from aging or grinding your teeth
  • Weakened and brittle from previous root canal treatment

Today’s dental crown materials provide both strength and aesthetic beauty, to give you a resilient, sparkling smile that you can enjoy for years. One of the most popular dental crown materials is porcelain, which is a light-reflective material that closely resembles tooth enamel. When a full-porcelain crown is placed, it is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. The natural beauty of full porcelain makes it an excellent choice to restore front teeth and teeth that are visible when you smile.

Another popular dental crown material is porcelain that has been fused to a metal framework, known as a PFM crown. PFM crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the added strength of metal. These crowns are an excellent choice for back teeth where you need the added strength for chewing.

For more detailed information about dental crowns, please visit the Crowns & Bridges page on the Dental Choice website at https://www.dentalchoiceeaston.com/crowns-and-bridges.html

If you want to restore damaged, broken teeth or teeth that have old, bulky, leaking metal fillings, dental crowns are the right choice for you. To find out more about dental crowns and how they can help your smile, call (410) 822-4310 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phillips Jr. or Dr. Dressler at Dental Choice in Easton, MD. today!

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