Baltimore dentist Dr. Ed Lazer uses porcelain dental crowns to add strength and protection to teeth with a natural looking result. We now offer the convenience of same day dental crowns with innovative CEREC technology.
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Now Offering Same Day Dental Crowns
Dr. Lazer is one of a handful of dentists in Baltimore to integrate CEREC technology into his dental office for same day restorations including dental crowns, inlays and onlays. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and uses CAD/CAM technology to design and fabricate tooth-colored ceramic dental crowns in one office visit.
How Does CEREC Work?
We are now doing many of our dental crown procedures with CEREC technology in our Baltimore dental office. Dr. Lazer will evaluate your condition and choose the type of dental crown that is right for you. For anterior teeth, those in the smile zone, Dr. Lazer may prefer to use a dental laboratory.
Dental Crowns Restore Health, Beauty, Function
A dental crown is used to restore teeth that are cracked, broken or crooked as well as teeth that have decay or undergone a root canal. Because a dental crown fits over the tooth like a thimble, it is also known as a tooth cap.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- To restore a dental implant
A dentist can choose amongst many materials for creating a dental crown. Baltimore cosmetic dentist Dr. Lazer chooses porcelain dental crowns because they offer natural looking aesthetics and long term durability.
Dental Crown Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the dental crown procedure painful?
A: Patients often worry about dental crown pain. We strive to make sure each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed.
Q: How much does a dental crown cost?
A: Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and specific condition of the patient. Prior to treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
Q: I have a metal dental crown, can it be replaced with a porcelain dental crown?
A: Yes, Dr. Lazer is able to replace metal dental crowns, broken or worn dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.
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Find out if porcelain dental crowns are right for you. Call 443-252-2982 to schedule your complimentary consultation or request an appointment online.