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.
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. This common dental restoration can improve the appearance of a tooth and give it strength to protect it from future damage.
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
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. No one will be able to notice you are wearing a crown because they are designed to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
Single Visit Dental Crown
Dr. Lazer is one of a handful of dentists in Baltimore to integrate CEREC technology into his dental practice. CEREC is state-of-the-art dental technology that allows Dr. Lazer to fabricate 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 scan your compromised tooth that will create a 3-D digital image. We will use this 3-D image to design a crown that will fit perfectly. This image will be sent to our in-office milling system where your custom crown will fabricated. There are so many benefits to using CEREC technology including:
Crown is made of high quality porcelain
There is no need for a temporary crown
There is no need for impressions trays
All steps in the crown process are completed in one office visit
The crown is more precise with the use of digital 3-D imaging
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 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.
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.