Porcelain 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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“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 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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