A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.
A crown might be needed...
- to protect a decayed tooth from more damage.
- to restore an already broken tooth.
- to hold a dental bridge in place.
- to cover a severely discolored tooth.
The crown procedure at Crofton Dental Suite in Crofton is relatively simple.
First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is shaped so that the crown will fit correctly. We then take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to Crofton Dental Suite and the crown will be delivered.
Crowns offer several benefits:
- Long term durability
- Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
- Improved chewing and talking
- An improved, natural, and healthier smile
Call us today at 410-721-2610 to schedule an appointment.
BruxZir Crowns and Bridges
BruxZir solid crowns and bridges are created from the highest quality zirconia from Japan. Unlike other high-pressure manufacturing processes for restorations, BruxZir is made with improved light transmission, providing a more natural shade and realistic appearance compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations and full-cast restorations.Read more about BruxZir Crowns and Bridges
Ceramic crowns are composed of materials that are not only extremely strong and durable but aesthetically pleasing as well. The advantage of a ceramic crown is that the crown not only functions like a real tooth but has a natural appearance as well.Read more about Ceramic
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.Read more about Implant-Supported Crowns
Same Day Crowns
Sometimes, decay or trauma has done too much damage to completely restore a patient's original tooth. Crowns are an excellent alternative to extraction that offer long-term durability, protection from decay or cracking, and an improved, natural appearance. Normally, getting a crown involves multiple visits to the dentist. However, innovative computer-aided software and machinery now allows us to design, manufacture, and place a custom-made crown in just one day. The Same Day Crown procedure usually takes around an hour and saves you the time and inconvenience of traditional crowns.Read more about Same Day Crowns
Same-Day Crown with Planmeca
Traditionally, getting a crown meant having a model of the tooth and surrounding area made using a mold and sending the impression to a dental laboratory to make it. A temporary crown is put in place while waiting a week or more for the finished crown to be sent back to the dentist's office, then returning for a second visit where the temporary is removed and the new crown is cemented into place.
Thanks to digital technology, now there's a quicker option. Using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), crowns can be made in one office visit while the patient waits. After taking a digital scan of the mouth using an intraoral camera (think of an over-sized pen with a video camera on the end), a 3-D image of the teeth and gums appears on a computer screen. Based on the position, size and shape of the damaged tooth, computer software suggests the ideal dimensions of the needed crown. The dentist fine-tunes the virtual restoration and sends the digital information to a "milling" machine that carves the crown out of a ceramic block, ready to be bonded to the patient's tooth. The entire process takes less than two hours.
Take advantage of this revolution in restorative dentistry! For more information on one-day crowns or to make an appointment, call Crofton Dental Suite at 410-721-2610.
If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.Read more about Traditional Crowns