When you experience dental damage or decay, you need to know who to call who can help you restore your smile quickly and effectively. At Dental Excellence in Towson, we provide custom dental crowns for patients to repair decayed, broken or failing teeth. A dental crown is a prosthetic cap that sits on top of the foundational core of your natural tooth. While significant enamel removal is required to make space for the prosthetic tooth, the dental crown procedure allows patients to maintain the tooth-root functionality from their natural tooth and avoid the need for a tooth extraction.
Dental Crowns in Towson, MD
Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson are both highly trained restorative dentists in Towson, MD. They help our patients restore their smiles after experiencing dental damage. They can also replace existing ‘less realistic’ or failing crowns with restorations that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Our doctors are happy to answer any questions you might have about the dental crown procedure during your next appointment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns provide a very reliable solution to most major dental concerns. They can correct “smile” and functional, chewing, or speaking problems caused by tooth decay or damage. They also prevent cracks from spreading apart and causing pain under biting forces. Crowns offer support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth all while looking completely natural and correcting diastemas/spacing issues. A dental crown is often placed after a root canal to strengthen the tooth and support long term dental health.
How long does the dental crown process last?
Traditional dental crowns generally require at least two office visits. During the first visit, your affected tooth will be prepared for the dental crown. A significant amount of enamel will be removed to make space for the prosthetic tooth. Dental impressions will be taken to ensure the restoration will properly meet your needs. A temporary crown will be placed over your prepared tooth to be worn until your permanent crown returns from our labs. Once the crown is ready to be applied, we will call you back in and firmly secure it in your smile with dental cement.
Same-day crowns with CEREC
We use CEREC to create beautiful, high-quality zirconia and glass-ceramic crowns while you wait. CEREC is a CAD/CAM technology that uses digital imaging to provide a great fit, durable restoration, and quick results. When possible, we will offer this option for placing a dental crown. CEREC is often the perfect solution for patients who have a broken crown, need to replace old fillings and want a stable result, or have a damaged tooth.
Schedule An Appointment
Are you in need of a dental crown? Schedule an appointment with the experienced dental care professionals in Towson at Dental Excellence. We hope to see you soon.