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How Dental Crowns Can Improve the Aesthetics of Your Smile

December 20, 2021
Posted By: Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Do you have a broken, worn, or severely discolored tooth? At Gladnick Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer various aesthetic and restorative treatments to improve your smile's health and appearance, including custom-made dental crowns in Rockville, MD. 

How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap covering a natural tooth down to the gumline. At Gladnick Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we use dental crowns to repair or revive vulnerable, damaged, or imperfect teeth. 

After a thorough dental examination with our dentist, we'll evaluate your unique case and provide guidance on possible treatments. Some of the most reasons for needing a crown are to:

  • Protect a weak or brittle tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Replace a large filling
  • Shield a damaged, cracked, or decayed tooth 
  • Align your bite
  • Level the shape, color, or size of teeth
  • Preserve a tooth that's had a root canal 

A dental crown can improve your tooth's strength, structure, appearance, and function. With a dental crown, you can enjoy your favorite meals with comfort and ease, and you can socialize with confidence again. 

How the Dental Crown Process Works

We start by reviewing the patient's health history, smile goals, and oral health concerns, and we take x-rays and impressions of their teeth. From these x-rays and impressions, our dental lab partners create the patient's custom dental crown to meet the exact specifications. While the final crown is being fabricated at the lab, we provide the patient with a temporary crown so they can still eat, speak, and smile with comfort. 

When the final crown is complete, we assess the crown's shape, shade, fit, and strength to ensure it's up to our standards and the patient's standards. Finally, we cement the crown into place and polish it, creating a new and improved smile for the patient. 

Your Rockville Dentist Awaits Your Call!

Do you need a dental crown to protect your smile's health and aesthetics? Please give us a call today to schedule your dental crown consultation with Dr. Tommy Gladnick at our Rockville dental office. 

We look forward to helping you enhance your smile!

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