What are crowns?

Crowns are dental restorations that are used for a variety of dental procedures. A crown, or cap, is a shell that fits over your entire tooth to serve cosmetic and functional purposes. Dental crowns are often used to restore teeth that have been damaged or decayed. If root canal treatment has been performed, the dental crown is placed over the tooth to restore the tooth’s shape and structure. Crowns are custom designed to fit over the existing tooth, making it more functional and attractive. There are many situations in which Dr. Meltzer and Dr. Hsieh may recommend that a dental crown is right for you, including:


  • To complete a dental implant
  • To enhance the appearance of teeth that are severely discolored
  • To restore cracked or fractured teeth
  • To repair a severely damaged and decayed tooth


What types of crowns are available?

At IV Sedation and State-of-the-Art Family Dentistry, we offer high-quality porcelain crowns to enhance both the function and aesthetics of your smile. With the porcelain crowns our talented dentists create for your teeth, your smile will look great and work great! Porcelain dental crowns in Aspen Hill, Maryland, are strong and built to last you for a number of years. The color of the porcelain is also designed to match the natural color of your teeth in order to be discreet and look like a real tooth.


If you have any questions about dental crowns, please feel free to call or visit our office for more information and to set up an appointment.