Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile.
If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
Crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations available. They provide a natural looking, affordable and attractive solution for many of the most common cosmetic and general dentistry problems. They are also widely used to replace missing teeth as part of a bridge. Crowns are designed to match the texture and color of your natural teeth, and can improve the quality of your smile without drastically altering the characteristics that make it unique. Alice Lau, D.M.D in Gaithersburg, MD, offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns
Sometimes subtle cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, excessive spacing and tooth discolorations are enough to make you fall out of love with your smile over time. Crowns are literally a cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to fix cosmetic imperfections, or restore tooth surface lost to trauma or decay. In addition to fixing cosmetic problems, crowns can help to strengthen a tooth damaged by decay or trauma. If a cavity is too large to fix with a standard dental filling, a crown is used to restore the lost tooth surface and save the tooth from possible extraction. Crowns are also commonly used to seal and strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Crowns are designed to be durable and withstand the every day strains and pressure that we experience with natural teeth, like biting, chewing and habits like teeth grinding during sleep. The lifespan of a crown will vary from person to person, but the general range is anywhere between 5 - 15 years. Some can last much longer, while others may need maintenance after just a few years.
Do you need dental Crowns or want to learn more about how we can help?
Then call Alice Lau, DMD office in Gaithersburg, MD at (301) 921-8899 today for a consultation or to book an appointment!
We also provide services to patients from Germantown, MD, Rockville, MD and other surrounding areas.