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Susan Pearson, DDS
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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By Susan Pearson, D.D.S.
July 18, 2017
Tags: Crowns  

Crowns are coverings made of a strong material such as porcelain. These caps are placed on top of a tooth. They help to restore a tooth’sCrowns appearance and function after a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay becomes so advanced in a tooth, large portions of the tooth must be removed. During this time, crowns are used to restore the tooth. Your Silver Spring, Maryland dentist Dr. Susan Pearson can examine patients and determine whether crowns are a viable dental procedure for each oral health situation.

More about Crowns

Crowns can be used to cover dental implants, attach bridges, keep an old filling in place or to prevent a cracked tooth from getting worse. They also can be used for aesthetic purposes and are applied when a stained or discolored tooth could use some improvement. A tooth must be reduced in size to accommodate this new crown. A cast will be made of the existing tooth by your Silver Spring dentist. The impression is sent to a dental lab which creates the custom crown. A temporary crown is applied until the permanent one is ready. Once it comes in, the permanent one is cemented into place.

Good quality crowns can last up to 10 years or longer. It is important they are cared for regularly just like any other tooth in the mouth. Regular brushing and flossing are necessary in order to avoid excess plaque or debris from building up around the dental restoration. Teeth grinding can shorten the life of a crown. Also, eating ice, hard candy or brittle foods can compromise the tooth and even damage it.

To learn more about dental crowns from your Silver Spring, Maryland dentist Dr. Pearson, call our office to schedule an appointment today at 301-649-2203.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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