Dental Crowns & Bridges for Rockville Smiles
Despite our best efforts to keep our teeth healthy and strong, common problems like decay, injury, and periodontal disease can rob our smiles of their beauty and functionality. In some cases, a tooth may be so badly damaged that a traditional filling simply isn’t enough to repair it. When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or otherwise compromised, a dental crown may be used to preserve and protect it from further damage. Paired with custom dental bridges, crowns are used to restore form and function to flawed and incomplete smiles, allowing our patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a customized dental prosthesis that is designed to look and feel like a natural tooth. Crafted from porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two, a crown serves as a cap that covers the entire visible surface of your existing tooth, providing it with structural stability and improved aesthetics. In order to place a crown, your natural tooth must be slightly modified in preparation. Dental crowns are most commonly used in the following circumstances:
- Replacement of a filling that is no longer capable of properly fulfilling its function
- Protecting and preserving a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy
- To improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen, chipped, stained, or otherwise cosmetically flawed
- To complete a dental implant restoration
- To restore a tooth that has been badly fractured
- To bolster the strength of a tooth that is at risk for chipping or cracking
- To attach a dental bridge
In order to promote a comfortable, seamless restoration, Dr. Sanker will meticulously match the color, shape, and size of your crown to match the rest of your smile. We will happily take the time to sit down with you to discuss your restorative options, including the materials used to fabricate your crowns, to ensure your ultimate comfort and satisfaction. Your oral health and your happiness are among our top priorities at Robert J. Sanker, DDS.
Crowns and Bridges in Rockville, MD
Because even a single missing tooth dramatically alters your smile and your oral health, Dr. Sanker offers a comprehensive range of tooth replacement options in Rockville and the greater Washington Metropolitan area. One of these restorative procedures involves the use of a fixed bridge. A bridge is a dental prosthesis that replaces one or more teeth in a row by utilizing the stability of existing teeth surrounding the gap. Custom crowns are used to anchor the bridge in place, improving the patient’s ability to speak properly and chew effectively. By keeping other teeth from shifting out of place, crown and bridgework also helps to maintain the shapely contours of your face and jaw, therefore enhancing your overall appearance as it improves your oral health.
Repair and Restore Your Smile with Dr. Sanker
If your smile has been damaged due to severe decay, disease, injury, or other factors, we invite you to contact our office to explore your restorative dentistry options with Dr. Sanker. We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve excellent oral health and a smile that looks as good as it feels. Conveniently located in Rockville, MD, our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the nearby areas of Potomac, Bethesda, Wheaton-Glenmont, and beyond.