Dental crowns are a versatile restorative dental treatment. Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier provide dental crowns in Towson, Maryland. Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier specialize in prosthodontics, which means they help patients replace missing teeth and protect and restore damaged teeth. Dental crowns are among the most popular prosthodontic treatments because they strengthen weakened or damaged teeth and cap off dental implants. Receiving a dental crown helps balance the bite and prevent further damage to weakened teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Many patients can receive dental crowns, even if they have tooth decay or gum disease. We can provide treatments for dental problems before dental crown treatment. Dental crowns require intact tooth roots or enough bone tissue for a dental implant. If you have a missing tooth, we can help you replace it with an implant that will support a dental crown. We offer bone and tissue grafting to ensure that you have enough support for the dental implant.
Receiving Dental Crowns
Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier work with patients to create a treatment plan tailored to their dental concerns. If a dental implant is a part of your oral health treatment plan, we will surgically place the implant and wait for it to heal and integrate with the jaw bone fully.
Once the dental implant is healed, we will design the dental crown, which is fabricated in a lab. An abutment will be attached to the implant and used to anchor your permanent dental crown. If patients receive single or several dental crowns to protect damaged teeth, we will secure them to the tooth for a more even and stable bite. We always ensure that our restorations are comfortable and fit precisely.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The cost of your dental crown or crowns will vary depending on where they are in the mouth, the material they are made of, and how many dental crowns you require. Some insurance companies cover dental crown treatment, and we will help you submit your claim and help you determine your coverage before your care. Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier will help you determine the cost of your treatment when they create your treatment plan.
Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays are indirect tooth fillings bonded onto damaged teeth. Inlays and onlays help to strengthen teeth and protect them from damage and decay. An inlay fits between the cusps or outer edges of a tooth, and an onlay covers one or more of the tooth cusps. Both inlays and onlays are stain-resistant and easy to maintain.
How Long Do Tooth Crowns Last?
Dental crowns can last for 5 to 15 years. You should brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist for regular checkups and dental cleanings to help your tooth crowns last as long as possible.
Is It Better To Get A Tooth Crown, Or Should I Have A Dentist Pull The Tooth?
Your dentist will try to save a tooth with a tooth crown rather than extract it. In cases of extreme decay, extraction may be the best option in order to prevent the spread of infection and further damage to adjacent teeth. However, if only mild tooth decay is present, your dentist should use a tooth crown to preserve the natural tooth structure. Ultimately, your dentist will recommend what is best for you based on your condition.
Can I Consume Food Normally With A Dental Crown?
Yes, you can consume food normally with a dental crown. However, you should avoid hard and sticky foods such as candy, nuts, and chips for 24 hours after the procedure. These foods may damage or dislodge your tooth crowns. You should practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, to help maintain the health of your teeth.
Can My Dentist Remove A Dental Crown?
Yes, a dentist can remove a tooth crown. If your tooth crown becomes loose or falls out, your dentist may need to replace it. A dentist may also need to remove a tooth crown if it is causing irritation to the gum tissue or if there is an underlying problem with the tooth.
Your dentist will use an instrument to hold the crown and then unscrew it from its connection to the abutment. During this step, the dentist to take caution and not damage any teeth or other surrounding structures. After removing the crown, your dentist will remove any remaining temporary cement with an ultrasonic scaler or hand instrumentation.
Does Bonding A Tooth Hurt?
In most cases, bonding a tooth does not cause pain. However, some people may experience some mild sensitivity after the procedure, but this is usually temporary, and you can manage it with over-the-counter pain medication. Additionally, some dentists may use an anesthetic such as local anesthesia or sedation to ensure you don’t feel pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Does Insurance Cover Tooth Bonding?
It is possible that dental insurance may cover some of the cost of tooth bonding. Dental insurance policies cover a portion of the cost of most preventive and restorative procedures. Dentists often use tooth bonding to repair teeth.
In this case, insurance may cover some of the cost of the procedure. However, many dentists use tooth bonding for cosmetic purposes, such as to improve the appearance of teeth. In these cases, insurance may not cover the entire cost of the procedure. You should check with your dental insurance provider to see what procedures your policy covers. They should be able to provide you with information about your specific coverage and any applicable deductibles or copays.
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Do you have fractured or cracked teeth? Are you looking for a dental restoration for one or more teeth? Try dental crown treatment in Timonium and Towson, MD. Call our office at 410.324.2294 or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists on our website.