Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

Dental Crown Basics – What You Need to Know

Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also called a cap, is a type of dental restoration made in a dental laboratory or office. It covers the entire visible surface of the tooth and provides stability, strength, and improved appearance. Different types of dental crowns can correct various tooth problems affecting adults and children. Dental crowns are placed over teeth that have undergone root canal treatments or have large fillings; crowns help to keep them strong and functional. Crowns may also hold dental bridges in place or cover implants and broken or weak teeth.

What Types of Materials Are Used to Make Dental Crowns? Crowns can be made from gold and gold alloys, other metal alloys, porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, composite resin, or a combination of materials such as porcelain fused to a metal base.

How Difficult Is It to Place a Dental Crown? Placement of a crown usually requires two office visits, but some clinics can create and place crowns in one day. To prepare for a tooth crown placement, the area around the tooth is numbed so the dentist can easily shape the surfaces of the tooth to allow space for a new crown. Severely damaged teeth may require special techniques to build them up, so they can hold a crown securely. Impressions are taken to ensure the crown’s proper fit and bite, and tooth color is carefully matched. After the dental crown is made, it is cemented into place over the natural tooth and evaluated for proper function and comfort.

Will I Need a Root Canal? Root canals are not required before placing dental crowns, but all teeth that have undergone root canal treatment should be crowned.

How Long Will My Crown Last? With proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, many dental crowns last between 15 and 20 years.

Questions to Ask During the Office Visit

1. Are there alternative treatment options?

2. Will there be any special care instructions?

3. Which types of dental crowns are most suitable for me?

4. How much will my crown cost, and how much will my insurance cover?

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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