Dental Crowns

At Potomac Crown Dentistry, we're committed to delivering the best for our patients. Porcelain crowns are placed on top of the damaged tooth and act as a cap that will fix and reshape the size and appearance of your tooth. Here at Potomac Crown Dentistry in North Potomac, MD, we only use porcelain to make dental crowns.

Why Choose Porcelain Crowns?

  • Full Bonding: Unlike metal crowns that might not seal completely, porcelain crowns bond entirely with the tooth, ensuring a tight fit and reducing bacterial risks.
  • Aesthetic & Strength: Not only do they restore the appearance of your tooth, but they also reinforce its strength.

Prioritize your oral health and aesthetics with our expert care. Experience the difference at our clinic in North Potomac, MD.

Dental Bridges

Considering a solution for missing teeth? Dental bridges might be your answer.

They effectively bridge the gap between natural teeth, using two dental crowns as pillars to secure the implant seamlessly.

Why Consider Dental Bridges?

  • Prevent Shifts: Untreated gaps can allow adjacent teeth to move, risking misalignment and future damage.
  • Enhanced Smile & Function: Bridges restore both the beauty of your smile and the functionality of your bite.

Act Now for a Healthier Smile! Experience the difference at our clinic in North Potomac, MD.

Frequently Asked Questions

The lifespan of a dental crown varies based on material, oral hygiene, and other factors. On average, dental crowns last between 5 to 15 years, but with proper care, they can last even.

Yes, dental crowns can be made from various materials, including:

  • Porcelain or ceramic (matches the natural tooth color, most widely used)
  • Metal alloys (like gold or other metals)
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Resin (less durable but more cost-effective)
  • Stainless steel (often used temporarily)
The procedure itself shouldn't hurt because the area is numbed before treatment begins. After the procedure, you might experience some sensitivity or discomfort, but over-the-counter pain relief can help.
Care for it as you would your natural teeth. This includes regular brushing and flossing, avoiding hard foods that can break the crown, and having regular dental check-ups.
Yes, especially if it's made from porcelain or ceramic, which can be matched to the natural color of your teeth. Properly fitted and placed crowns will blend seamlessly with your surroundings.
Typically, at least two appointments are required. The first is for examination, preparation, and impression-making. The second is for placing the permanent crown.

Yes, there are several types, including:

  • Traditional bridges: Made of ceramics or porcelain fused to metal, and they involve creating a crown for the tooth on either side of the missing one.
  • Cantilever bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Maryland bonded bridges: Made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth supported by a metal or porcelain framework.
With proper care and regular dental check-ups, dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years or even longer.
The teeth are numbed before the procedure, so you shouldn't feel pain. Some discomfort or sensitivity might be experienced after the procedure, but it usually subsides within a few days.
Regular brushing and flossing are essential. Your dentist may also recommend a floss threader or interdental brush to clean out debris beneath the bridge.
Yes, the material for the bridge can be chosen to match the color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless appearance.
Usually, at least two visits are needed. The first for preparation, impression making, and placing a temporary bridge. The second visit is for fitting and adjusting the permanent bridge.

Potomac Crown Dentistry Checkups

Visit Every Six Months: Catch oral issues early and prevent cavities, decay, and gum problems.

Why Regular Checkups?
Combat plaque buildup and safeguard your smile.

Home Care Matters:
Boost your oral health with our expert tips and consistent home care.



A cap that covers a damaged tooth to restore its function and appearance.

Full-Coverage Crown

A crown that encases the entire tooth surface.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crown

A type of crown that combines porcelain and metal for durability and aesthetics.

All-Ceramic Crown

A crown made entirely out of ceramic material, known for its aesthetic appeal.

Gold Crown

A crown made out of gold alloy, known for its durability.


The pointed or rounded part of a tooth's chewing surface, often covered by a crown when damaged.

Core Build-Up

A procedure to rebuild a severely damaged tooth to support a crown.


The tooth that supports and holds a bridge or crown.

Dental Bridges


A dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Traditional Bridge

The most common type of bridge that involves a crown on either side of the artificial tooth.

Cantilever Bridge

Used when there are teeth on only one side of the lost tooth or teeth.

Maryland Bonded Bridge (Resin-bonded bridge)

Made of plastic teeth and gums, supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to existing teeth.


The artificial tooth in a dental bridge that replaces the missing tooth.

Fixed Bridge

A bridge that is permanently attached and can't be removed.

Removable Bridge

Similar to a partial denture; it can be taken out and cleaned.

Abutment Teeth

The teeth that support the bridge. Implant-Supported Bridge: A bridge that is supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth.

Getting Here

11908 Darnestown Rd suite a, North Potomac, MD 20878, United States

You can call our front desk at 301-359-1600 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm or fill the Contact Form