A Dental Crown can Strengthen and Restore Your Smile
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are vital dental restorations that can repair damaged and decayed teeth. Dentists use them to return function and strength to the tooth.
Dr. Lazer and Dr. Doroshenko offer quality, same-day dental crowns using CEREC technology. If you require a dental crown in Hunt Valley, MD, you can trust Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry to create a high-quality restoration. We also provide comprehensive dentistry services in Hunt Valley, Baltimore, MD.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth, completely encasing it. It can be made of various materials; however, we use porcelain.
The cap will rest at the gums and is cemented in place to the existing tooth. Dentists will recommend a dental crown when a tooth needs its shape, size, strength, or appearance restored.
Why Would a Patient Need a Dental Crown?
There are several reasons why a patient might need a dental crown:
Tooth Decay: If you have a tooth with significant decay that cannot be repaired with a dental filling, your dentist will restore the tooth with a dental crown.
Fractured or Cracked Teeth: Your dentist can place a dental crown over a cracked tooth to give it strength and protect it from further damage.
Root Canal Treatment: Following root canal therapy, the tooth will mostly need a dental crown. This is because the tooth is more vulnerable after a root canal. A dental crown will strengthen and protect it.
Large Fillings: If your tooth has a large filling or significant damage, it may need a tooth crown to provide support and prevent further damage.
Cosmetic Enhancement: Dental crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth.
We Offer Same-Day Dental Crowns in Hunt Valley, MD
A dental crown involves multiple several visits to the dentist office. However, with CEREC technology, we can prepare the tooth, fabricate the crown, and place it all in one visit.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and utilizes computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. The same-day dental crown process typically involves:
Digital Impression: Your dentist will take digital impressions of your compromised tooth using a special scanning wand instead of using messy dental putty.
CAD/CAM Design: The next step is to take the digital impressions and feed them into a computer where we will create a custom dental crown using advanced software.
Milling Process: When the final designed crown is completed, we will begin milling it from a block of porcelain.
Placement: In the same visit, we will be able to place and bond the porcelain dental crown to the prepared tooth offering you an immediate restoration.
The benefits of same-day dental crowns include time efficiency, reduced need for temporary crowns, and accurate, precise results.
Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns
A porcelain dental crown is a popular restorative dentistry choice. They offer a natural appearance and several advantages, including:
Resemble the color of natural teeth to blend in with surrounding teeth
Little chance of an allergic reaction
Able to withstand normal biting and chewing forces due to durability
Porcelain is resistant to stains
About Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are types of dental restorations that we use if the damage to your tooth is too extensive for a dental filling but doesn’t necessarily need a full dental crown. They are custom made to fit perfectly in the portion of the tooth where it is needed. They are made out of porcelain using CEREC technology in a single dental appointment.
Inlay: fits in the grooves and cusps of a damaged tooth and used for moderate tooth decay or structural damage.
Onlay: covers a larger portion of the tooth including one or more cusps for more extensive damage.
Schedule an Appointment for a Dental Crown in Hunt Valley, MD
You can reach Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry by calling (410) 697-6290 or you can request an appointment online.