Tooth decay or trauma to a tooth can compromise its structure. A dental crown is a cap that looks like a tooth and fits over your existing tooth structure, restoring your ability to chew and your tooth’s appearance. If you have a broken tooth or tooth decay, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Laurel Laser Dentistry f
or a dental crown in Laurel, MD. Crowns are versatile restorations that may be employed to address the following conditions:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Weak or eroded tooth structure
- Tooth decay
- Replacement of large fillings
- Completion of a root canal or dental implant
The Placement of a Dental Crown in Laurel, MD
A crown is usually placed in two visits. During the first visit, we will take x-rays and examine your tooth in order to determine the health of your tooth, root, and bone. If a crown is necessary, we will remove any existing tooth decay, and prepare your tooth structure to receive a crown. This includes reshaping your tooth to allow enough room to place the crown without altering your bite. An impression of your tooth will then be taken, which will be used to fashion your new crown. To protect your tooth structure and prevent movement of the surrounding teeth, we will create a temporary crown for you to wear while you await your new crown.
A second visit will be scheduled for the placement of the permanent crown. Your temporary crown will be removed and your tooth will be cleaned. The new crown is then checked to ensure color match and fit. Finally, your new crown is permanently bonded into place using dental cement. We will check your bite, making any adjustments necessary before you leave our office.
Dental crowns are common restorative procedures that offer numerous benefits to patients. For your consultation in Laurel, MD, contact Laurel Laser Dentistry