Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf
3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, MD 20602

Tooth Crowns in Waldorf

What Are Tooth Crowns?

A crown, also known as a tooth cap, is a ceramic or gold cap that fits over a tooth that has been compromised by tooth decay, enamel wear, or severe chipping. Some patients even get a tooth crown for cosmetic reasons.

Crowns are different from fillings, veneers, and bonding. While these treatments only cover a small portion of the tooth, crowns typically encompass the entire chewing surface and may continue all the way down to the gums. Our dentists will be able to give you detailed explanations of all dental treatment options and which one is right for you.

Can Every Dentist Put In Crowns?

Any licensed dentist will have training on how to prepare teeth for crowns and put them in. If you think you may need to get a tooth crown in Waldorf, call our office and schedule an examination. One of our skilled dentists will examine your tooth and determine whether or not a dental crown procedure is an option.

What Kind of Crowns Will the Dentist Put In?

Crowns come in several materials, most of which are either metal amalgam or ceramic.

Metal amalgam crowns are formulated from gold or silver along with several other metals. This produces the strongest type of crown; it is extremely unlikely to ever chip or crack under impact. Even though gold crowns are not a popular choice for highly visible teeth, they are still a great option for a molar crown.

A ceramic crown is usually made of porcelain, a translucent white material that blends in perfectly with your other teeth. Porcelain crowns are the most aesthetically pleasing type of tooth crown. They are also used for patients who exhibit a negative reaction to the metals in a gold crown tooth.

How Much Money Will I Pay for Dental Crowns?

The cost of getting crowns for teeth depends on the type and extent of the damage. A small front tooth crown is likely to be fairly inexpensive while a procedure involving multiple dental caps and bridgework will cost more. It also depends on the type of material that the crown is made of. The best way to minimize the dental crown cost is to come to our office for a dental examination before the damage progresses and becomes even more costly to repair.

How Is Dental Crown Treatment Carried Out?

The tooth must first be prepared for the application of the crown. The dentist will do this by carefully filing away the decayed or damaged tooth material. This will include some removal of healthy enamel, although dentists strive to minimize this. Once all of the damaged material has been filed away, the dentist will press a clay-like molding material over the tooth to take an impression. The dentist will then send this mold to a dental laboratory so that the lab technicians can begin work on the crown. When the crown is completed, it will be applied to the tooth with a powerful dental adhesive.

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