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Dental Crown Glyndon MD

Baltimore Dental Co. is your trusted dental practice located in Baltimore County, MD in the historic Glyndon Bank building. With the latest and greatest techniques and technology, we make your dental visit seamless. There is an array of practice options to utilize when receiving your dental crown. Let us show you why we are the premier choice for an exceptional dental care experience.

Restorative Dentist in Glyndon MD

PORCELAIN DENTAL CROWNS IN GLYNDON, MD

When your dental health requires a crown restoration, quality matters. This is why we have invested in the best technology and a laboratory that fabricates from the highest quality materials available. At Baltimore Dental Co. your crown restoration will flawlessly enhance your smile.

A porcelain dental crown may be suggested for various cosmetic and restorative purposes. Some common reasons you may need a crown include:

  • Protect and strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • Replace old tooth fillings that are worn down
  • Repair a large broken or chipped tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large crack
  • Stabilize a tooth that is at risk of needing extraction
  • Change the appearance of a crooked or misshapen tooth
  • Whiten teeth that are discolored, stained or yellow
  • Close gaps in between teeth
  • Lengthen teeth that are too short
  • Implant Supported Dental Crown

PORCELAIN CROWN PROCESS

A porcelain crown restoration will require two appointments. During your initial crown preparation appointment, the dentist will remove the damaged tooth structure, rebuild a supportive foundation, and shape the tooth to create the perfect space for the porcelain crown to fit. We utilize the PrimeScan, an intraoral scanner, when sending data to our dental crown laboratory. This means that you will not need a long, goopy impression – we will simply wave the scanner wand over your teeth to capture multiple pictures. These pictures will stitch together creating a 3D model of your teeth. At the conclusion of your crown preparation appointment, we will fabricate a temporary crown that will be worn for a few weeks while the laboratory creates your custom dental crown.

When you return, we will remove the temporary crown and check the fit of your new porcelain crown. Once we are certain that it adequately fits, we will cement the crown on your tooth. This appointment is quite simple, and most patients are comfortable enough to complete this appointment without getting numb. You will conclude your crown journey with a healthy, stable tooth.

PORCELAIN CROWN FAQS

The team at Baltimore Dental Co. is happy to address any questions you have related to dental crowns. Please read through our frequently asked questions about porcelain dental crowns.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WHILE WEARING A TEMPORARY CROWN?

Temporary crowns are important because they protect the tooth from damage and prevent sensitivity. You will brush the temporary crown normally. When using string floss, you will insert it between the teeth and create a C shape with the string while rubbing up and down on the tooth surface, just like usual. What you will do differently is, when removing the string, you will pull the string through the side of the tooth rather than popping it out the way it went in.

CAN I DAMAGE MY TEMPORARY CROWN?

It is important to be careful with your temporary crown. If you chew something hard, you could break the temporary crown. If you eat something sticky or floss incorrectly, it could pop off. If the temporary crown dislodges or breaks, call our office and we will take care of you ASAP. The dentin layer of the tooth will be exposed without the temporary crown which can cause temperature sensitivity and increases the risk of fracture.

HOW LONG WILL A PORCELAIN DENTAL CROWN LAST?

Our aim is to create a porcelain crown that lasts for many, many years. There are a multitude of aspects that determine the durability of a dental crown. Your dentist will explain your unique dental situation and what you can do to ensure that this crown endures years of use.

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 your routine oral health and wellness visits. If for any reason your dental crown falls out, try to recover the crown and call our office immediately so that we can begin reattaching or replacing your dental crown.

CAN A PORCELAIN CROWN GET DECAY?

As the crown is made from porcelain, the restoration itself cannot decay, but the surrounding tooth structure can. A crown will cover the tooth structure at the gumline and above. Over time,

the gumline can recede which will leave the vulnerable dentin structure exposed to bacteria that can be left behind when brushing. Additionally, if you fall behind on your routine hygiene appointments, bacteria will build under the gum which can lead to decay under the soft tissue.

DO I NEED A ROOT CANAL WHEN I GET A CROWN?

A porcelain crown restoration does not require a root canal to be completed. The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove the nerve from the tooth. This is done when there is an infection, the nerve is exposed due to trauma, or decay reaches the nerve chamber. If you have a root canal, you will almost certainly need a crown to protect the tooth; however, a root canal is only necessary when the nerve is involved in the restoration process.

Schedule for a Comprehensive Dental Examination in Glyndon, MD

Do you believe a dental crown is necessary to restore your smile? Schedule your new patient intake appointment at our Baltimore County, Maryland practice for a comprehensive review of your dental health. Call 410.220.4680 today!