Do you have worn or damaged teeth? Dental crowns are caps that cover and protect teeth that have decay, are chipped, cracked, or have cosmetic imperfections. Crowns are also placed to restore dental implants. A dental crown will support optimal dental health and can be used to create a more comfortable and balanced smile.
At Nova Dental, Dr. Dmitry Nova offers dental crown treatment in Owings Mills, MD for patients with a range of dental concerns. Additionally, he provides dental restorations to renew patients’ smiles and improve bite function. Dr. Nova and his team work with patients to identify the most suitable dental treatments for their needs and cosmetic goals.
Dental Crown Treatment
Dr. Nova thoroughly examines the patient’s teeth and gums to determine if they are good candidates for tooth crowns. First, patients need to be in good oral health without stress on the bite or teeth. Then, he uses diagnostic x-rays and scans to determine where to place the crowns.
To begin treatment, Dr. Nova prepares the tooth for the dental crown. He shapes the tooth’s surface to the proper foundation for crowns and other restorations. Then, Dr. Nova takes impressions used to fabricate the permanent dental crowns. Next, he will provide patients with temporary acrylic crowns to protect their prepared teeth. Finally, when the permanent crown is complete, Dr. Nova will check the fit, color, and shape before he cements it in place.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn more about tooth crowns with answers to these common questions:
What are inlays and onlays?
Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays cover a different part of the tooth. While dental crowns fully cover teeth, inlays cover the chewing surface between the tooth cusps, and onlays cover the surface and tooth sides. Typically we will recommend inlays and onlays to patients with tooth damage on the chewing surface or upper portion of their tooth. In addition, crowns can better protect teeth that also have damage near the gums or roots.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last for many years with the proper care. The material and placement of the crowns also impact their longevity. Metal crowns or porcelain fused to metal may last more than other types of crowns. We also recommend that patients gently brush their crowns and continue to floss crowns like natural teeth. After patients receive their crowns, they should avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that may dislodge the new crown.
Do I need a dental crown after root canal treatment?
Most patients who receive a root canal will need a dental crown. Dental crowns will restore strength to the tooth after a root canal and can benefit patients who have worn or weakened teeth because of their cavities or tooth decay.
Receive Crowns Today
Do you want a stronger, more balanced smile? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Nova and his team on our website. You can also call Nova Dental at (443) 342-9445. Let us know if you have any concerns or additional questions for our dentists, and they will gladly help.