Severe dental damage causes more than just cosmetic concerns. Deep cracks or chips can affect your tooth’s functionality within your smile. It’s important that any dental damage you notice within your smile is taken care of promptly to prevent further damage or discomfort from occurring.
At Baltimore Dental Co., we are here for you when you need us the most. Dr. Leah Romay is an experienced restorative dentist and prosthodontist in Glyndon, MD. She is happy to help you restore your dental health with a dental crown if necessary. Dental crowns are great for helping patients resolve dental damages while also avoiding the need for a complete tooth extraction.
Dr. Romay offers metal-free dental crowns for a stable result that also supports your overall health and wellness. We will present all suitable options for your consideration to address your dental health and cosmetic concerns.
Metal-free crowns are natural-looking, durable, and lasting. They can offer important benefits for your oral and overall health and do not present the risk of any interaction with metal compounds.
Dental Crowns in Glyndon, MD
When your tooth is in need of a dental crown, it will be shaved down to a foundational core which will be used to support the prosthetic tooth. While this procedure is more invasive than others, it helps us restore the functionality of a damaged tooth.
Your tooth will be thoroughly numbed during the procedure to help avoid any pain or discomfort. Dr. Romay is happy to answer any questions you might have about dental crowns. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
What should I expect at my dental crown appointment?
It will take at least two appointments for you to receive your dental crown. During the first appointment, impressions will be taken and sent to our labs so that they can create a crown custom to your smile’s needs. A temporary crown will be placed over the foundational core of your tooth to protect it while your permanent crown is being created.
In two weeks, we will call you back for your next appointment. During this appointment, your temporary crown will be removed and replaced with a permanent dental crown that is firmly cemented in your mouth.
What is the success rate of crowns?
The success rate for dental crowns is very high. An estimated 97.8% of crowns are successful.
How should I care for my dental crown?
Once your permanent crown is cemented into your mouth, you can begin to care for it just as you would a natural tooth. Continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly as well as scheduling oral health and wellness visits once every six months with your dentist. If for any reason your dental crown falls out, try to recover the crown and call our office immediately so that we can begin repairing or replacing your dental crown.
Is a crown stronger than a tooth?
Crowns are harder than your natural tooth enamel, so it is important to know that if you grind your teeth, a crown has the potential to wear your natural teeth down.
What if my temporary crown falls off before my permanent crown is ready?
If this occurs, please contact our office at your earliest convenience. We do not want you to experience any sensitivity or discomfort due to the exposed dentin. Our team will make you a new temporary crown to be used until your permanent crown is ready.
Why does my crown hurt when I put pressure on?
Your crown may become weak when your teeth split because the supporting structure is compromised. Your crown might hurt because of this. It’s also possible that your crown was positioned improperly or hasn’t fully bonded to your tooth if you recently had a crown replacement and it hurts for up to a week following the procedure.
How long does it take for a dental crown to settle in?
A new crown may feel large to the patient at first, but in about two weeks, the patient will become accustomed to it. If it still feels uncomfortable after this period, call our office.
How long after a crown is cemented can I drink water?
Please wait about 30 minutes after your crown is fitted before you eat or drink anything to give the cement time to fully harden. If your new crown seems tight or as like it is pressing against your other teeth, this feeling will go away after a few days once everything has had time to adjust.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have recently experienced dental damage or are in need of a dental crown, please contact our office or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Romay is happy to evaluate your smile and offer you a treatment plan that is personalized to your needs.