Dr. Andrey Doroshenko and Dr. Ed Lazer are talented restorative dentists at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry. We serve many patients from the local communities including those from Towson, MD. We offer same-day porcelain dental crowns that consist of high quality material. These custom porcelain crowns will look and feel completely natural.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that our dentist places over a tooth to cover the tooth and restore its shape and size. If you are considering dental crown treatment, then it is important to learn as much as you can about this procedure. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns, including how we use them at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a popular dental restoration that we provide for cosmetic and restorative purposes. It is the most common dental prosthetic and is usually a part of a root canal procedure. It will fit over the tooth like a cap, completely encasing it. We can fabricate them to look exactly like a real tooth and blend in naturally with the rest of your smile. Tooth-colored crowns can help restore your damaged or missing teeth as well as improve the look of your smile.
When is a Dental Crown Necessary?
A dental crown is a versatile dental restoration that our Towson, MD area dentists use for various reasons. It can essentially make a tooth appear more aesthetic, protect it from further damage, and make it stronger.
- Cover up a severely stained tooth
- Fill a large cavity that threatens the health of a tooth
- Chang the shape of a tooth
- Protect a broken, cracked or fractured tooth
- Placed on a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth
- Help align your misaligned teeth
CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns
Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry near Towson, MD uses CEREC Dental Restorations to be able to provide same-day crowns. This allows your dentist to scan your affected tooth and create a 3D image of it. Then, he will use the image to design and create your new dental crown during one office visit. It eliminates the need for messy dental impressions and a temporary crown. CEREC crowns consist of high-quality porcelain, which mimics the look and function of your real teeth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is a dental crown painful?
The dental crown procedure should not cause you severe pain. We will completely numb your mouth to ensure that you do not feel pain during treatment. Most people report that it feels like they are having a tooth filling procedure. After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive however this will pass in a few days. If the sensitivity lasts more than a few weeks, please contact our Towson, MD area dental office.
Can a dental crown last forever?
Yes, it is possible for your crown to last a lifetime however this exclusively depends on how well you take care of it and your overall oral health. Most crowns will last between ten to thirty years. If the crown is placed well and you are committed to a lifetime of proper oral hygiene, then there is a chance it could last 30 plus years.
What should I do if my dental crown falls out?
Call our office the first chance you get if your crown falls out. There is a good chance that our dentist can simply re-cement it into place. However, your dentist may need to provide you with a whole new crown if it has too much damage. You should also protect the tooth. The underlying tooth structure is now exposed including some sensitive parts. We recommend cleaning the tooth with water and refrain from using it until we can place the crown back in it’s place.
If you are looking for an expert dental office near Towson that places same day dental crowns, call Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry today. You can reach us at (410) 697-6290 or you can request an appointment online.