At Excel Dental Care, we know precisely how to create dental crowns that last. If you live in Ellicott City, MD, and have a cavity that can’t be filled, a cracked tooth, or a tooth with a stain or awkward shape, see us, and we will provide you with a dental crown.
A dental crown is like a cap for your tooth. The crown goes over the tooth and gives it a normal shape and size, helping it function. It can be used cosmetically to make a flawed tooth look better, or restoratively, to strengthen your tooth or protect a tooth after a root canal procedure.
Dental crowns can be made from many different materials. Among the most popular options are ceramic, porcelain, metal alloys, and composite resin. These materials are selected and colored based on your natural teeth to blend in with your smile.
Deciding which material to use involves many different factors. This includes the tooth’s function and where it is in your mouth, your preferences, how much of the tooth is visible, your gum tissue health, and the color of your tooth.
Dental crowns usually require two dentist appointments. First, your tooth must be prepared. The tooth is filed down, and the outer enamel is removed so that your crown will fit over the tooth. Decay is removed at this time, and your tooth’s core will be built up if necessary. Excel Dental Care works hard to ensure that your tooth is well prepared for a long-lasting, healthy crown.
We also make an impression of your mouth. This creates a custom model for the crown that will match your natural tooth perfectly and fit in seamlessly when you smile. We may place a temporary crown on your tooth at the first appointment to safeguard your tooth while your customized crown gets made. If we do, avoid gum and sticky foods and be aware that you will be sensitive to temperature extremes.
As soon as your crown is completed, we will put it in your mouth and adjust it to fit perfectly. When you are happy with how it looks and feels, we will cement it for you. Call our dental office in Ellicott City, MD, today if you need a dental crown. You can also get an appointment scheduled with us in nearby locations, including Woodstock, Catonsville, West Friendship, Columbia, Baltimore National Pike, and Marriottsville. Visit us today!