Do you have worn or damaged teeth? Receive dental crown treatment at Lighthouse Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD. The dental crown procedure is a restorative dental treatment that covers and protects damaged or discolored teeth. Dental crowns are commonly used protect a tooth after a root canal, but can also lengthen shortened teeth or add structure to worn-down, decayed, or fractured teeth.
Tooth crowns are comprised of a porcelain material that reflects light, just like natural teeth. Because of this, dental crowns blend in with the look of the smile. They are also color matched to your natural tooth enamel, so that they are nearly indistinguishable to the naked eye. Patients who receive other dental restorations benefit from dental crowns as they can cap off dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Dental Crown Treatment in Annapolis, MD
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 actually makes sure that the dental crowns fit properly on top of the patients natural teeth. Then, Dr. Meiser takes digital impressions of the teeth. We will use these impressions 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 and much faster.
Once the dental crowns are complete, Dr. Meiser will carefully place them on the prepared tooth enamel or implant abutment. When crowns are attached to a dental implant, there is added support and structure, and this helps to prevent jaw bone loss. Before you leave our office, he will also ensure that the crowns fit comfortably in the mouth and meet all of the patients needs.
Dental Crown FAQs
Do you have questions about your current dental crowns or want to know if they may benefit your smile? Continue reading to learn more about dental crowns and crown treatment with answers to these frequently asked questions.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
With dental crowns, you can enjoy improved oral health, a better bite, and a more aesthetically pleasing smile. There are many more benefits of getting dental crowns. For example, dental crowns:
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Improve the look of your smile
- Protect weak teeth from further damage
- Lengthen short teeth
- Create a stable bite
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.