Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat are Hunt Valley, MD dentists. They offer a wide range of restorative treatments treat missing and damaged teeth.
Our dentists utilize dental crowns to restore structurally unsound teeth. They can create custom crowns that look and feel like natural teeth. Our state-of-the art dentist office uses a variety of materials to create them. However, porcelain is the most popular because it creates highly aesthetic and natural-looking restorations and is known for its long-term durability.
People often refer to a dental crown as a tooth cap or tooth crown. This is because it will encase the entire tooth like a cap. Dentist use crowns to restore cracked teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth with cavities or tooth decay.
Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns
- Metal free – no discoloration along the gum like conventional metal dental caps
- Natural looking – porcelain dental crowns are made of fine layers of ceramic material, to mimic tooth enamel
- Long lasting – porcelain dental crowns are highly durable and stain resistant
Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat use dental crowns along with dental implants to restore missing teeth. A dental bridge is the traditional method to replace a tooth. But, this method requires a dentist to file down the teeth adjacent to the gap. Then, these teeth are capped with two crowns that are part of a bridge. They are also responsible for supporting the replacement tooth. Essentially, you are damaging two healthy teeth to replace one tooth.
With an implant anchored dental crown, you are only replacing the one tooth that is missing. You will not need to use other teeth to support this type of restoration. In addition, the implant will act as the new tooth root to stimulate the bone. This will prevent bone loss, a benefit that a bridge does not offer.
Dr. Rafat is a highly trained periodontist that is capable of performing every stage of the implant process at his Hunt Valley, MD dentist office. We are equipped with advanced technology and materials. From the surgical placement of the implant to the attachment of the dental crown. This solution is more expensive, however it offers a more natural smile and will last a lifetime if cared for properly. Additionally, since it prevents bone loss, it also better for your oral health.
Our dentists can place a dental crown in one to three visits depending on your specific situation. The first step is to remove any existing tooth caps or fillings and prepare the tooth for the new crown.
An impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the permanent dental crown will be made. During the interim, Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat may place a temporary crown.
Once the permanent dental crown has arrived from the laboratory, the dentist will try it on for fit and color. We will make any minor adjustments and then secure the crown with a special adhesive. Caring for dental crowns is very similar to the care for natural teeth. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure that your dental crown is stable and long-lasting.
Dental Crown FAQs
How much does a dental crown cost?
Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and the specific condition of the patient. Before your treatment begins, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. Valley Dental Health accepts most dental insurance as well as offers CareCredit healthcare financing.
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
We ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed. You may experience mild sensitivity following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.
Can I replace my gold crown with a porcelain crown?
Yes, our dentists are 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 a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.
What if my dental crown falls out?
This is a rare occurrence. If your crown falls out, do not attempt to put it back or reattach it with glue. Keep it in a safe place and call us immediately. Refrain from using your tooth until you visit our office for a replacement.
Do porcelain crowns stain?
No. Porcelain crowns are highly stain-resistant. We can replace an old crown that is affecting the appearance of your smile. Today’s modern crowns look more natural than ever before.