With dental crowns from South Capitol Smile Center, you can erase years of wear and tear. Dr. Samaddar uses a tooth-like crown typically made of porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage. Best of all, porcelain crowns mimic natural-looking teeth in both shape and color, and our in –office technology allows us to protect your tooth in 1 visit.

Q: What is a crown and why do I need one?

A: If Dr. Samaddar has recommended a crown to you, it is likely either to correct a broken tooth or to repair a tooth that has deteriorated due to cavities (decay).

Q: I just want my smile to look good. What are some options to help the appearance of my smile?

A: You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it is the first thing others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments or may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, crowns or bridges; gum contouring; periodontal therapy or a combination of all these techniques. Dr. Samaddar will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, areas of concern and the overall condition of your oral health. Contact us today for a smile evaluation to determine what course of action will produce the best solution for you.

Q: Sometimes when I chew I get a sharp pain. What can I do to correct this?

A: Dental pain brought on by many factors. Sometimes it is biting in an “off” manner when you hit something you normally wouldn’t – like another tooth, or a piece of food, and that tenderness can go away with time. Sometimes pain with chewing is caused by a fracture, or crack, in the tooth. The pain can be corrected by placing an inlay/onlay, a porcelain crown, or with more advanced treatment. You want to correct the pain as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth. Contact us today to schedule a visit if this type of issue is causing you concern.