Do you have worn or damaged teeth? Receive dental crown treatment at Lighthouse Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD. Dental crowns are restorative dental treatments that cover and protect damaged or discolored teeth. They can also lengthen shortened teeth or add structure to worn teeth. Tooth crowns are also made of a porcelain material that reflects light just like natural teeth. Because of this, dental crowns blend in with the look of the smile. Patients who receive other dental restorations benefit from dental crowns as they are used to cap off dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Treatment with Dental Crowns in our Annapolis Office
In order to prepare the teeth receiving dental crowns, Dr. Meiser uses a dental tool to gently remove part of the enamel. Preparing the teeth in this way does not damage them; it ensures that the dental crowns fit properly on top of the natural teeth. Then, Dr. Meiser takes digital impressions of the teeth. These impressions are used to craft customized tooth crowns.
Dr. Meiser can provide patients with same-day dental crowns using CEREC and CAD/CAM technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. CAD/CAM means computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Dr. Meiser can create dental crowns in-office, which makes the dental crown process more efficient.
Once the dental crowns are complete, Meiser will carefully place them on the prepared tooth enamel or implant abutment. He will also ensure that the crowns fit comfortably in the mouth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn more about dental crowns and crown treatment with answers to these common questions:
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Improve the appearance of the smile
- Lengthen short teeth
- Create a stable bite
- Protect teeth from damage
If you think you would benefit from dental crowns, please contact our office for a consultation. We will create a custom treatment plan to match your needs and goals.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, are restorations typically used for damaged teeth. Made of tooth-colored material, inlays and onlays cover worn or injured teeth for a stronger smile. Inlays cover the area between the sides or cusps of the tooth. Onlays can treat a larger area of the tooth’s surface by covering the tooth cusps.
Can you repair a broken dental crown?
Yes, our office repairs broken crowns. Please contact our office if your dental crown is broken or if you have just lost your crown. We can provide you with a temporary restoration and help plan your dental crown treatment. Please call us immediately if your tooth crown has just been broken or lost. Our dental team wants to ensure that patients do not damage their natural teeth or gums.
Contact Us for Dental Crowns Today
Do you need to brighten or protect your smile? Try dental crown treatment at Lighthouse Family Dentistry. Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Meiser on our website or call our office at 410-324-7287. Feel free to ask our dental team any remaining questions you may have about dental crowns. We want to educate our patients so they fully understand their oral health treatment options.