Crowns



Total Dental Care offers dental crowns in Germantown, MD. Call us today at 240-813-9111 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

If a tooth has more extensive decay, a dental crown may be the ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution.  Choosing to have a crown placed can preserve the natural tooth, which is always the goal as preserving the natural teeth helps maintain the supporting bone structure and stability of the surrounding and adjacent teeth.

The first step in the process is to take an impression that will be used to make a model of the teeth and bite.  This allows the crown to be made to look and function like your natural tooth.  The tooth will then be prepped, with the decayed areas being removed. An impression of the prepped tooth will be made so that the final crown will fit properly when it is placed.

Sometimes the final crown can be placed on the same day but other times a temporary crown will be placed while your final restoration is being created. Crowns often last a lifetime with proper care and oral hygiene.

There are four main types of dental crowns:

Ceramic

This type of crown is often used for teeth that are visible when smiling as they are made from a porcelain-based material that retains the look of your natural teeth.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

This type of crown is often used for teeth that are visible when smiling as they are made from a porcelain-based material that retains the look of your natural teeth.

Gold Alloys

These may be used when more strength is needed, particularly for patients who grind their teeth at night.

Base Metal Alloys

These are strong and corrosion-resistant and are often used when there is less existing tooth structure available to support the crown restoration.


Our amazing team of dental professionals will help select the type of crown best suited to your particular needs.