Kenilworth Dental Associates
658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 210, Towson, MD 21204

Why Does Your Tooth Need a Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns

A dental crown or cap can protect a weak or damaged tooth for many years. After impressions of a patient’s tooth are made, crowns are customized in dental laboratories or clinics with specialized equipment. The crown covers all visible portions of a tooth at and above the gum line, and it looks and feels like the natural tooth. There are many types of dental crowns, made from a variety of durable materials, and they can correct many common dental problems in children and adults.

Types of Dental Crowns

  1. All-porcelain or all-ceramic dental crowns are good choices for front teeth because of their natural appearance and color-matching ability. They are also a good option for people with metal allergies.
  2. Combination or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide a strong and natural-looking surface with the benefit of added durability.
  3. Composite resin crowns are less expensive than other types, but they are also weaker and more vulnerable to fracture.
  4. Metals and metal alloys such as gold, nickel, chromium, and palladium are used to make permanent dental crowns. With metal crowns, less of the natural tooth is removed, and their durable nature provides a strong chewing surface. Because metal crowns are highly visible, they are usually reserved for molars.
  5. Stainless steel crowns are preformed, temporary crowns that protect teeth while permanent crowns are being made. They are affordable and can be placed in a single visit.

There are a number of reasons your tooth may need a dental crown:

  1. A dental crown can prevent a weak tooth from breaking, or hold parts of a broken tooth together.
  2. Crowns can support and protect a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t much left of its natural structure.
  3. A crown or cap can hold a dental bridge in place or enhance its appearance.
  4. A crown is the finishing step in a root canal treatment or dental implant procedure.
  5. Dental crowns can solve most cosmetic tooth problems.
  6. Temporary dental crowns reduce the need for general anesthesia.
  7. Temporary stainless steel crowns are placed over children’s primary teeth that are weak or at high risk of decay.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Towson, call Kenilworth Dental Associates today at (410) 616-7981 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Towson. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Kenilworth Dental Associates, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Kenilworth Dental Associates.

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Everyone was so caring and kind. I haven’t found a dentist like this in 20 years. I’m so glad we found them.
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You are always treated like family and everyone knows your name!
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First time at the Kenilworth practice and I was blown away with the upmost hospitality and eagerness to make sure my daughter and myself understood and enjoyed our visit.
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I felt very comfortable with the staff here and I don’t like dentists at all. They were kind, welcoming and reassuring!
Ruth S.
Had an emergency evaluation from Dr. Windsor for a tooth which eventually required a root canal. He accepted me as a new patient and saw me promptly. My experience with Dr. Windsor and the […]
Michael M.
Very comfortable and friendly. Doctor was knowledgeable about my many medical conditions. We did a filling on the spot with no novacaine with a new laser machine with no pain!
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Very prompt, professional, and caring. The staff(including the front desk) treat you like family. I have been a customer for years and would recommend everyone make the switch!!
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I’ve been going here for 20 years. I like Dr. Windsor and his staff!
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Always friendly & do good work
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I like the people
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Great service for a lifetime! Been coming here for over 20 years and the staff is lovely, friendly and professional!
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Excellent dentist and assistant. Appointment was on time. Very competent billing.
Mark C.
Great dentist! I got my very first filling ever today (at age 31!) and it was quick and painless. I definitely recommend this office.
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Friendly office. I went in as an emergency, and I was in severe pain. They saw me promptly and they were very understanding. I have a fear of dentist. When I told the dentist this, he made sure I […]
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Pam was (and always is) wonderful! I always ask her to be quick and painless, and she is! Thank you!
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Excellent experience in a beautiful office! A wonderful office staff with a highly skilled and gentle dentist. I couldn’t be happier if I hired the doctor myself!
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Very helpful and great place for family dental!!! Always kind and friendly staff!!!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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