Today much emphasis is placed on having a healthy smile. But if you have one or more teeth that are cracked, chipped, decayed, or otherwise degraded, how can you best restore your smile to its former glory? Crowns—also known as tooth caps—are a popular dental restoration option that can be adapted to fit practically any budget restraints or tooth status.
A crown is a dental cap that covers a damaged tooth, restoring not just its appearance but also improving strength and functionality. They can be formed to be indistinguishable from any other tooth and can even improve one’s quality of life and self-confidence. Cemented permanently in place, a crown can then be cared for and maintained as easily as a regular tooth.
There are two types of materials that we use for our crowns:
- Zirconia – Zirconia crowns are made from zirconia dioxide. The benefits of zirconia crowns are strength and durability. That’s why they are usually a good choice for the crowns in the back of your mouth.
- Ceramic – Ceramic is another option for those wanting a dental cap that closely matches their natural tooth color. Like porcelain, it can be fused to metal, or can be made into an all-ceramic cap. These are not as strong, though, which is why they’re more often employed for front teeth.
Crowns are a great option as they can bring about both health and emotional benefits in the long run. Health-wise they restore your teeth, fill in gaps, and prevent further decay. Emotionally, crowns can offer a big boost to self-confidence as you no longer have to worry about what others might think about the discolored or decayed teeth your smile exposes.
Want to learn more about crowns and figure out which options are best for your dental needs? Contact Silver Spring Smile Designs today!
Meet Your Dentists
What Sets Us Apart?
Dr. Brian Handelman and Dr. Christine Foster are dedicated to maintaining a long tradition of dental excellence in the Silver Spring, MD area. With their experience, our patients are guaranteed to achieve the optimal dental health!
We Are Family
Our patients are not just patients. They are individuals who we love, know and respect. We take the time to get to know each patient personally because you matter to us! We look forward to watching our community and dental family grow through the years.
We understand that not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist, but one visit to our practice will change your mind! We offer patient comforts, like office pillows and blankets, plus our caring team always works with a gentle touch.
A few words from our patients:
Dr. Handelman is a consummate professional and Smile Designs has been a wonderful practice for me and my family. The practice and administrators have been excellent over the years, so they are doing something right. I highly recommend the practice.