Dental CrownAn Overview
Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are cracked, broken or crooked. They can also address teeth that have decay or undergone a root canal. A dental crown can be custom designed to color match your natural teeth and can help add stability to your oral foundation.
Dental crowns add strength and protect your natural teeth, improving their function and overall aesthetics. We use porcelain dental crowns in our Fallston dentist office for the natural looking, long lasting, and stable results.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To cover a dental implant
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Harford County Dentistry is conveniently located at 1810 Bel Air Road in Fallston, Maryland. We offer our patients dental crowns in the Bel Air, MD and Fallston, MD area. We gladly welcome new patients. Call 410-994-2627 for an appointment or more information or request an appointment online.
Dental Crown What to Expect
Dental Crown Process
Dr. Elliott will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, mouth and gums. A customized treatment plan will be created that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function with a dental crown.
Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Elliott will prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to create room for the tooth crown and to remove any decay. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where your new dental crown will be fabricated.
A temporary restoration will be placed for comfort and normal function until your crown is ready.
Placement of the Crown
In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Fallston dentist office where Dr. Elliott will permanently bond the custom dental crown to your tooth after ensuring proper fit.
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
We strive to make sure each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Elliott will numb the tooth and the surrounding area to ensure your comfort and then begin preparing the tooth.
How much does a dental crown cost?
Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and specific condition of the patient. Prior to treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through CareCredit for qualified patients.
I have a metal dental crown; can it be replaced with a porcelain dental crown?
Yes, we can replace metal, broken or worn down dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.