The Howlin Building
10085 Dunkirk Way, #202
Dunkirk, MD 20754

301-855-6008 · 410-257-2400
Fax: 410-257-0628

Q: What is a crown?

A: A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size. A crown also gives strength to a tooth, and following treatment, it protects a decay-damaged tooth from fracture. Some materials used for a crown include precious or semiprecious metal, porcelain, acrylic resin, or a combination of these materials. Crowns are effective in achieving a natural look with a long lifespan.