Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

Tooth Crowns in Baltimore

Do you have cavities that have damaged your teeth? You could be an ideal candidate for dental crowns.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers that our dentists place over your existing teeth or dental implants. Dental crowns are also called caps because they “cap” the tooth all the way down to the gum line. You may need a tooth crown if you have a broken or severely damaged tooth and a filling won’t be enough to save it. If your tooth is cracked, a dental crown can hold the sections together. If you had a root canal, the dentist will cap the tooth with a crown to help protect it. Crowns can also hold bridges in place and improve the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth.

Dental crowns look just like natural teeth. Our dentist will match the shape and color of your other teeth so no one will know it’s a replacement tooth unless you tell them.

What Type of Dentist Offers Crowns?

It might be confusing to choose the type of dentist that you need because there are several specialties. However, crowns are considered routine procedures alongside teeth cleanings, root canals and fillings. Visit our general or family dentists if you believe that you need a tooth crown.

What Types of Dental Crowns Are There?

Crowns can be prefabricated or made-to-order from a laboratory. Prefabricated crowns are also called temporary crowns; they’re usually made of stainless steel or plastic and are placed over the tooth just until the made-to-order crown is ready.

Ceramic Crowns

A ceramic crown has a porcelain-based filling. Our dentists typically use this type as a front tooth crown. Compared to other crown materials, it blends the best with the color of your natural teeth. Our dentists might have to remove some of the structure of your tooth to adhere the crown. Ceramic crowns are also more brittle than other materials under a heavy bite. However, they can be very resistant to wear.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

Porcelain crowns are porcelain fused to metal. They usually have a stronger bond compared to ceramic crowns because they’re attached to a metal structure. The fusion provides more strength and a better seal to prevent leakage and recurrent decay. Our dentists remove a moderate amount of the structure of your teeth to adhere the crowns. However, they’re very strong and durable.

What Is the Process for Getting Crowns?

In general, it takes two visits to our dental office in Baltimore to get a crown. However, more visits may be necessary if you need extra prep work. For example, you may need a root canal if a cavity has reached the pulp of your tooth.

The dental crown procedure starts with an appointment to examine the damaged tooth. Our dentists ensure that it’s strong enough to support the crown. Next, our dentist will file the tooth and make an impression to send to a lab that will make the permanent crown. You’ll be given a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

Once we receive the permanent crown, you’ll return to our dental office for the fitting. Our dentist will make any needed adjustments to ensure an accurate and comfortable fit.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

How much your dental crown costs will depend on the type of crown that you choose. Dental insurance and discount dental plans usually cover at least part of the cost. Call our office for more information.

How Do I Care for Dental Crowns?

Crowns for teeth typically last for about seven years. However, taking good care of your crowns can potentially make them last for up to 40 years. This involves maintaining proper oral hygiene such as brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. It’s also important to get regular dental checkups and cleanings. Schedule an office visit with one of our dentists to maintain your oral health.

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