Dental Crowns – Chevy Chase, MD
Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Expertise
If you’re struggling with one or more teeth that are injured, decayed, or lost altogether, a custom-made dental crown can help correct the problem and restore your oral health to its fullest potential. Contact our Chevy Chase practice today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions for our staff. Dr. Ronan Freyne looks forward to providing you with a skilled and comfortable and caring experience that leaves you ready to smile!
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are designed to cover individual teeth, helping to improve the shape, strength, and function of the dental structure while preserving the natural portion underneath. It simultaneously restores your oral health and boosts your appearance.
There are several reasons why our team may recommend a new crown, including the following:
- A tooth is suffering from advanced decay that is too severe for a filling.
- A tooth has an existing filling that needs additional support.
- A tooth has been cracked, fractured, or otherwise injured.
- A tooth is suffering from cosmetic dental imperfections that need correction.
- A missing tooth has been replaced with a dental implant that needs restoration.
The Process of Getting a Dental Crown
Having a dental crown created typically takes two appointments – one in which Dr. Freyne will prepare the new tooth and take a detailed impression to be sent to a dental lab, and another where we will place the finished, custom-made restoration over the affected tooth.
During the first appointment, Dr. Freyne will numb your mouth to ensure you’re completely comfortable. Once you’re good to go, he’ll prepare your tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel to ensure the restoration sits flush against the teeth. Impressions will be taken of your smile and sent off to a trusted dental laboratory for the creation of your final dental crown.
After about two weeks, you’ll return to the office for the placement of your restoration. We’ll make sure it fits properly and make any final adjustments as needed before cementing it into place. You’ll be ready to show off your beautiful new smile that very same day!
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
By choosing to get a dental crown in Chevy Chase, you can expect to enjoy the following incredible benefits:
- Improved comfort and chewing ability
- Protect natural teeth from further damage
- Versatile cosmetic treatment that can correct various issues (i.e., staining, discoloration, damage, misalignment)
- Prevent the need for extraction down the line
- Ability to last over 15 years with proper care and maintenance