Dental Crown

When Is a Dental Crown Appropriate?

Posted on January 4, 2016. Filed under: Ceramic Crown, Dental Crown, Porcelain Crown, Quality Dental Care | Tags: , , , , |

dental crown in columbia mdSmile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD offers a wide range of dentistry services to Howard County residents. Dental crowns are some of our more popular procedures, as they’re crafted from porcelain and they last for years. A dental crown is often called a “cap” and it covers all of the visible parts of the tooth and has many functions and reasons for placement.

So when are dental crowns appropriate? Dr. Daniel Stewart believes strongly that patients should only undergo procedures that are right for them. He’ll thoroughly examine the state of your dental health to determine if a crown is right for.

Dental crowns are usually recommended:

  • If you have weakened teeth that need to be protected from further damage
  • To restore the appearance of, or strengthen a broken tooth
  • When dental bridges that need anchoring
  • You receive dental implants

Getting a crown typically requires two appointments. The first is a preparation with impressions, shaping, and placing a temporary. The permanent, porcelain crown creation takes about two weeks and you will come in for a short appointment for final placement.

Dr. Stewart has years of experience with dental crowns, so he understands when they’re required and when they’re not appropriate. You can always count on his skill and experience to keep you on the right track to good dental health. If you want to learn more about dental crowns and see if you are a candidate for them, please contact Smile Savers Dentistry today at 410-730-6460. Our Columbia, MD dentist office is convenient to Ellicott City, Hanover, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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Could Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

Posted on April 16, 2014. Filed under: affordable cosmetic dentistry, Ceramic Crown, cosmetic dentistry, Dental Crown, Dental Implant, Invisalign, Snap-On Smile, Teeth Bleaching, Teeth Whitening, Tooth straightening, Tooth Whitening | Tags: , , , , |

What does your smile tell the world?

Your teeth allow you to express your emotions, whether through a smile or flashed in a laugh. Your teeth are an important aspect of your appearance, cosmetic dentistry smile savers dentistry columbia mdand of your self-image too. If you find yourself, subconsciously or otherwise, covering your mouth when you laugh or using a close-lipped smile, chances are that you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

The latest advances and techniques in cosmetic dentistry could give you a brand new “movie star smile” without the “movie star price.” Cosmetic dentistry also allows you to correct minor imperfections. So, whether you’re going for a complete overhaul or a little touch-up, there’s a cosmetic solution for you. Here are a few of the cosmetic dentistry services we provide at Smile Savers Dentistry:

Invisalign: The days of clunky metal braces are long gone. These affordable, removable clear trays fit over your teeth, moving them into proper alignment.
Snap-On Smile: A non-invasive, completely reversible, removable arch that can easily and painlessly give you a beautiful smile.
Teeth Whitening: Whitening can remove years of stains, giving you a brighter and more youthful smile. We offer Venus White Pro or Ultra at Smile Savers Dentistry.
• Caps and Crowns: Caps and crowns are artificial teeth that fit over your natural teeth, correcting chips, cracks or discoloration.
Dental Implants: The longest-lasting tooth replacement available today. The implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth.
• Veneers: Often providing the most dramatic change of all the mentioned cosmetic options, veneers can correct discolored, misplaced, irregular, chipped or cracked teeth easily.

We would love nothing more than to help you discover a confidence in your smile that you have never known before. Call Smile Savers Dentistry at 410-730-6460 to schedule an appointment to see what options are available to you.

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Dr. Stewart of Smile Savers Dentistry Discusses the Advances in Dental Implants

Posted on August 28, 2013. Filed under: affordable cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Dental Care, Dental Crown, Dental Implant, Dental Treatment, Laserlock, Quality Dental Care, Smile Savers Dentistry | Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Daniel Stewart at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia MarylandI recently returned from an international dental implant symposium that was hosted by the implant brand I use, Biohorizons. There were dentists at the symposium from all over the world. I was extremely impressed to see just how many doctors are embracing this technology and how predictable and well researched the dental implants we offer here at our dentist office Smile Savers Dentistry truly are.

Successful Dental Implants at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD

Successful Dental Implants at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD.

Biohorizons has a technology that no other brand has. It’s called Laserlok. They have solved the inherent problem of the gums attaching to the dental implant. All implants can attach to the bone but none – up to this point – were able to get the gums to attach. Through the amazing process of laser etching the side of the dental implant, at the size of 7 microns, the gum tissue will literally grow and attach to the laser channels.

I watched an electron microscope video of fibroblasts, the cells that make up the connective tissue of your gums, literally crawl along the channels and then settle in the grooves and become attached to the dental implant. Wow, to see those little cells acting on their own determinism was an amazing testament to life!

So what does this all mean to you, the dental patient? It means that these dental implants are more predictable and more natural than any other implants on the market. I am glad to be able to offer these to you at my Columbia, MD dental office, if you should need them to replace teeth or anchor a denture.

If you have any questions about dental implants, please feel free to give our dental office a call at 410-730-6460 to schedule an appointment. My experienced and caring team and I strive to be the best dentist office in Howard County and would love to help you with all of your dental and oral health care needs. The Smile Savers Dentistry office is conveniently located in Columbia, Maryland and is easily accessible from Route 100 or 29.

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“So, do you really need that crown?” by Dr. Daniel Stewart

Posted on June 12, 2013. Filed under: affordable cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Dental Crown, Dental Health, General Dentistry, Gold Crown, Gold Dental Crown, Porcelain Crown, Same Day Dental Crown | Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Daniel Stewart at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia MarylandDentistry can be preventive, if people would only look at it that way. While your family doctor can’t look at you and say, you’re going to get sick next month… in dentistry we can tell our patients, if you don’t fix that tooth, it will start hurting soon. Unfortunately, many people wait until that tooth starts hurting to take care of it!

If you have teeth that are severely damaged due to trauma, decay, or gum disease, you should consider restoring the look and function of your smile with dental crowns. Dental crowns are placed for several reasons. Usually the tooth has been broken or severely damaged by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth and can also be used to hold a bridge in place.

There are several benefits to dental crowns. They can improve the look of broken, cracked, misshapen, or severely discolored teeth. Attached to an implant of dental bridge, a dental crown can also replace a missing tooth, restoring the look of your smile. Patients can restore their damaged or missing teeth and give the illusion of always having a healthy, bright smile.

Dental crowns should last between five to fifteen years, depending on how you take care of them. And unlike dentures, which can shift and slide, crowns stay in place because they are either cemented over your damaged tooth or implant, or anchored in place with a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth. Crowns are a superior choice over full or partial dentures, which can cause pain and discomfort because they sit on top of the jawbone and gums and can also shift around in the mouth. Crowns, on the other hand, are stable and do not irritate the gums.

Missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to shrink, which can affect a patient’s speech. Restoring missing teeth with crowns can help a patient speak confidently, in a relaxed tone. A dental crown can also restore confidence to patients who feel self-conscious about their “broken” smile as well as restoring full function of your damaged tooth!

If you are considering dental crowns, call our dentist office in Columbia, MD at 410-730-6460 to make an appointment. And please visit the Smile Savers Dentistry website, we have a special $200 OFF a crown offer in our June 2013 newsletter.

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A Word From Dental Hygienist Beth: Know Your Teeth

Posted on May 23, 2012. Filed under: Dental Crown, Dental Health, Dental Hygienist, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Smile Savers Dentistry, Teeth, Tooth Anatomy | Tags: , , , |

Dental Hygienist Beth at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia Maryland
Do you know your teeth? Your teeth give your face its shape and add to the way you look. Not only do healthy teeth help you look good, they contribute to total body health and well-being. The shape of the arch inside of your mouth helps you talk. Many letters of the alphabet can’t be sounded without the help of teeth. Yes, your teeth do more than chew your food!

I’ve included a link to a tooth diagram as well as some definitions for the anatomy of a tooth.

    • Enamel: Hard tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth.
    • Crown: That portion of tooth covered by enamel.
    • Pulp: Contains nerves and blood vessels that feed the tooth.
    • Dentin: Part of tooth that is under enamel and cementum. It consists of microscopic channels, called dentinal tubules, which radiate toward the cementum and enamel border. These tubules contain fluid which can increase the sensation of pain (like cold sensitivity) and the rate of tooth decay.
    • Cementum: Hard tissue covering the root of the tooth, it is attached to the bone by little elastic fibers called the periodontal ligament.
    • Periodontal Ligament: Fibers that attach tooth to bone. These fibers help soften compression during chewing.

If you are overdue for a cleaning or dental exam, call the Smile Savers Dentistry office today and make an appointment to see me!

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A Word From Dental Assistant C.J.: New Crown Materials

Posted on April 18, 2012. Filed under: Ceramic Crown, Dental Assistant, Dental Crown, Dental Health, Dental Implant, Gold Crown, Gold Dental Crown, Porcelain Crown, Same Day Dental Crown | Tags: , , , , , |

CJ Burwell at Smile Savers Dentistry
Tired of metal showing in your crowns? Skeptical about having metal in your mouth at all?

Here at Smile Savers Dentistry, we have found that metal in crowns can start to show through porcelain after time, changing the aesthetics and making the crown itself weaker. Also, you may have or may develop an allergy to the metal sitting on the actual prepped tooth.

Worry no more, because here at Smile Savers Dentistry we only use ceramics and all gold crowns. One of the ceramics we use is Zirconia; the strongest and most aesthetic ceramic crown available. It’s also used to make engine blocks, just in case you wanted an example of how strong it is! The other ceramic used is IPS e.max, which has great aesthetic properties and is known for its precision fit. We have had slim to no issues since switching to these two ceramics.

Of course good old gold is still used time to time for posterior crowns, which is still the strongest material used to make a crown and has long lasting durability properties. You can’t go wrong using one of these 3 materials for a future crown. We hope to see you here at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD soon!

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