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Here at Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, uses dental crowns for a variety of reasons. They are most often called for to restore a tooth that has been damaged, decayed or imperfected. The material your dentist recommends for a crown will be largely influenced by the tooth’s prevalence in your smile and primary function in your mouth.

To restore a tooth in your smile, she might recommend installing a porcelain dental crown. Porcelain can be shaded to match the enamel of the surrounding teeth. This allows it to be nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. This makes it very appealing for many cosmetic dental treatments.

If a premolar or incisor is visible at the periphery of your smile, then your dentist might recommend using a special porcelain crown fused to a metal core. This will give the tooth the added strength needed for biting hard foods.

Molars and premolars are called upon to chew and grind foods. Some of which can be rather tough or hard. This makes durable gold alloy and base metal alloy crowns a good choice for these teeth. Since gold and base metals are noticeably different from your natural tooth enamel, it makes them a poor choice for restoring a tooth in your smile.

If one of your teeth needs to be restored by a dental crown in Middle River, Maryland, you should call 410-687-1162 to schedule an appointment at Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.