Dental Crown Owings Mills, MD

Dental Crown An Overview

Do you have tooth damage, but aren’t sure if a dental crown is right for you?

dental crown treatment in Owings Mills MarylandOwings Mills Dental Care provides dental crowns to patients with a variety of dental concerns. A dental crown is a versatile dental restoration that covers all sides of a tooth. Made of high-quality dental porcelain, dental crowns are custom-designed to look and function like natural teeth.

They are primarily used to cap a damaged tooth after a root canal. Your dentist will make sure that your final restoration will blend beautifully with your natural smile.

Our dentists help patients preserve their natural smiles through comprehensive preventive dental care. Owings Mills Dental Care offers dental crowns to help patients restore their smiles to their fullest potential.

Dental crowns are highly durable, help stabilize and maintain the function of your bite, and can last a lifetime. Dental crowns can be used to replace missing teeth, restore a damaged tooth, cover deep tooth stains, and more. We offer long-lasting, and natural cosmetic results.

What are dental crowns used for?

A dental crown can be used for cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. This versatile restoration is much stronger than porcelain veneers and tooth bonding. Most patients receive a dental crown after a root canal, but did you know that it can also be used for other issues?

  • Cap a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Replace a missing tooth with a dental implant
  • Secure a dental bridge
  • Restore a damaged tooth

Dental Crown What to Expect

A dental crown procedure will require 2-3 visits to our Owings Mills dentist office. Treatment may vary depending on the procedure the patient requires. We will conduct a thorough dental exam to diagnose your condition, the root cause of your tooth pain, and more.

Only after your dentist has examined your mouth can she recommend the appropriate treatments. If dental implants are required, Dr. Chibb will coordinate with Dr. Roham Rafat for the surgical phase of treatment.

Dental crowns are custom designed and fabricated for personalized results. Dr. Chibb will consider the shape, size, and color of your adjacent teeth to create a prosthetic crown that will fit naturally with the aesthetic of your smile.

Dental molds will be taken and used to design a dental crown that will fit comfortably and securely. The molds are sent to a dental lab for the fabrication phase of the dental crown. Once the crown is complete, the patient will return to our Owings Mills dentist office to have their crown permanently secured.

Dental crowns are highly durable and allow patients to enjoy a varied diet without restriction. Dental crowns can last for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental health exams.

Dental Crown FAQs

Will I need to replace my dental crown?

Not likely. Dental crowns can last a very long time with proper dental care. In the case of damage, we can replace the crown in as little as two visits. It is rare that you will need to replace a crown because of its age.

How long will a dental crown last?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental health exams, a dental crown could last for many years. Dental crowns are made of a highly durable material that mimics that of a natural tooth. If a dental crown is damaged or broken, it can be easily replaced.

Will the dental crown look like a fake tooth?

Dental crowns are made from dental-grade porcelain that reflects light like natural teeth. The crown is custom-designed to blend into your natural smile. Most patients report that no one can tell the difference between their natural teeth and dental crown.

Is a dental crown covered by dental insurance?

It is rare for a dental crown NOT to be covered by insurance when used in restorative procedures (to repair tooth damage). Contrarily, crowns may not be covered by dental insurance if they’re requested strictly for cosmetic reasons. Contact your dental insurance provider for specific coverage details. We also provide dental financing options.

What foods should you avoid with a crown?

When you have a tooth crown, it’s important to avoid hard foods like nuts and hard candies, which can crack the crown. You should also avoid sticky foods, like caramel or gum, that could loosen the crown. Additionally, you should be cautious when consuming foods with extreme temperatures. Your tooth might be sensitive to temperature changes. You can keep your tooth crown and surrounding teeth healthy by adjusting your diet.

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

Having a dental crown put on your tooth is usually not painful. The dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area. However, it is possible to experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity after the local anesthesia wears off. You can manage discomfort or sensitivity with over-the-counter pain medications and by following your post-operative instructions. If you continue to experience discomfort beyond one week, notify your dentist.