Dental One Associates of Bel Air
3435 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Suite E, Abingdon, MD 21009

Tooth Crowns in Abingdon

Are deep cavities in your teeth causing you pain? If so, then dental crowns could help alleviate your pain. Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn more about how a crown might be right for you.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are also called dental caps, tooth caps, tooth crowns, and caps. They’re a custom-fitted covering that covers your teeth from top to gum line and are usually used after a root canal, when a tooth has cracked or broken and can’t be filled, or when your tooth is damaged. A tooth crown is also used to enhance the appearance of discolored, damaged, or malformed teeth. Since crowns are similar in color and texture to your natural teeth, they’ll blend right in with your other natural teeth.

Do All Dentists Install Crowns?

Dentistry has many specialties and it can be confusing to figure out which type of dentist you need, but all of our dentists can install a crown for you. Crown installation is a routine dental procedure, similar to a root canal, a filling, or a cleaning. Call us today for more information about getting a crown installed.

Are There Several Types of Crowns?

There are two types of crowns, temporary and permanent. You’ll use a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being made. Temporary crowns for teeth are usually made of plastic or stainless steel, while the permanent crown will probably be ceramic or porcelain. A gold crown tooth is also an option.

Definition of a Ceramic Crown

Ceramic crowns have a ceramic exterior that has been fused to a porcelain-based filling, and is usually used for a front tooth crown. It’s more brittle than a porcelain crown but more closely resembles your natural teeth.

Definition of a Porcelain Crown

A porcelain crown has a porcelain exterior that has been fused to a metal base, which makes it stronger and more durable than a ceramic one would be. They’re also less susceptible to leaking and decay, because they have a better seal. A small amount of the exterior of your tooth will be removed in order to ensure proper adhesion of the crown to your tooth. Call our office today to learn more about getting a ceramic or porcelain crown installed.

What’s the Procedure for Installing a Crown?

You should allow for at least two dental visits to get crowns installed. For your initial dental crown procedure, your dentist will examine your tooth to ensure that it’s possible to install a crown. If you need a root canal or other prep work, that will require one or more additional visits. Next, your dentist will file down your tooth so that there’s a good base for the tooth cap, and he or she will take an impression. Then, a temporary crown will be installed and your permanent crown will be ordered.

When the permanent crown arrives, it will be installed so that it fits properly and is comfortable. Call our office if you have more questions about getting a tooth crown and we’ll be glad to answer them.

What’s the Cost for Dental Crowns?

Your dental crown cost will vary depending on several factors, including the type of crown chosen, the amount of prep work done, and your individual insurance plan. Call our office and we’ll be happy to provide you with additional information.

How Long Do Crowns Last?

If you take good care of your tooth crown, it can last for decades more than the typical seven-year lifespan. Maintaining good oral health, including receiving annual cleanings and checkups, daily flossing, and brushing teeth at least twice each day will help your crowns last much longer.

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