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Dental Crowns Hunt Valley, MD

Dental CrownsAn Overview

Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat are general dentists near Hunt Valley, MD who restore structurally unsound teeth with dental crowns.

Whether you need to replace an existing restoration or have a tooth that needs a crown, the dentists at Valley Dental Health can create custom dental crowns that look and feel like natural teeth. We use a variety of materials for dental crowns including porcelain for a highly aesthetic, natural looking restoration.

A dental crown, sometimes called a tooth cap or tooth crown, is used to restore cracked teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth with cavities or tooth decay. The dental crown covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place.

There are many materials that a dentist can choose from to create a dental crown. In most cases, Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat choose porcelain dental crowns because of their superior esthetics and long-term durability.

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

Implant-Supported Crowns

Dental crowns are also used to restore a missing tooth with the use of a dental implant. A dental bridge is the traditional method used to replace one tooth. But this required the two adjacent teeth to be filed down and then capped with dental crowns to support 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 and no other teeth are used for the process. 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 cannot accomplish.

Dr. Rafat is a highly trained periodontist that is capable of performing every stage of the implant process. From the surgical placement of the implant to the attachment of the dental crown, every phase is performed at our Hunt Valley, MD dentist office.

Even though an implant-supported crown is more expensive and the length of time to complete the treatment is longer, dental implants offer a more natural appearance and will last a lifetime if cared for properly.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

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A dental crown can be placed 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 tooth cap.

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 of natural teeth. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure that your dental crown is stable and long lasting.

Dental Crowns FAQs

How much does a dental crown cost?

Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and 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.

I have a gold dental crown, can it be replaced with a porcelain dental 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 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 have visited us 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.