What Is a Dental Crown?

Illustration of a custom dental crown that will cover a molar

A dental crown is a cover or cap that entirely encloses the top of a tooth or completes a dental implant. This restoration can be crafted from various materials but is often made from ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin to blend in with your natural teeth. Since the crown covers the entire tooth, it is custom-made to fit comfortably.

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment! They may be recommended for a few reasons, such as to:

The Dental Crown Procedure

A dental crown is a great treatment option to support a tooth whose structure is compromised but is still generally intact. Keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible is always encouraged over getting a tooth extraction.

Traditionally when you received a dental crown, you would expect two appointments to complete your treatment. However, River Stone Dental Center is proud to be equipped with advanced technology that can mill your crown in-house so we can fit you with your permanent crown in just one visit!

Instead of two trips and messy impression trays, we will take a digital image of your teeth, mill your crown in our office, and permanently bond it to your tooth so you can quickly get back to everyday living with your beautiful tooth restoration.

Same-Day Dental Crowns in Germantown, MD

Do you have a damaged, severely discolored, or decayed tooth that could benefit from a dental crown? At River Stone Dental Center, Dr. Razmjou and our experienced team can craft a same-day dental crown to restore your smile. To learn more about our dental crowns, please contact us today!

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