Dental Crown Baltimore MD

Dental Crown An Overview

Dr. Byron Desbordes provides dental crowns in Baltimore, MD to communities in Woodlawn, Owings Mills, Randallstown, and Windsor Mill. He is a highly trained and experienced dentist in Baltimore MD, dedicated to restoring the health, function, and beauty of your smile.

A dental crown is used to correct teeth that are misshapen, damaged, have decay, or are discolored. The dental crown process is quick and painless. In its most basic form, a dental crown is a cap that covers a tooth. Dental crowns adhere to all sides of your natural tooth, helping support the foundation and function of your smile.

Dental crowns can repair:

  • Damaged teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • To strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • To support a dental bridge

These dental concerns are both cosmetic and restorative. If left untreated, damaged and decaying teeth can lead to more serious oral health concerns. Tooth crowns are a permanent and durable dental restoration.

Thus fixing a dental problem to help prevent the need for further advanced dental treatments. Dental crowns provide comfortable and natural-looking results while restoring health and function to your smile.

Do you need a new dental crown? Do you want to replace an old crown? Dr. Desbordes is your local Baltimore County dentist.

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Dental Crown What to Expect

Dental Crowns in Randallstown MD

Dr. Desbordes can design and fit your custom dental crown in as little as two visits to our Baltimore dentist office. Your first visit with Dr. Desbordes will be a one-on-one consultation to determine the most conservative and effective treatment plan to resolve your oral health needs.

If we determine that you need more than a crown to restore your oral health, we will make recommendations. We will never recommend unnecessary treatments and will work within your budget.

Dr. Desbordes will take a dental impression to ensure a natural, custom fit. The dental crown will then be color-matched to your existing teeth, giving you a natural result. Many patients may benefit from the use of porcelain crowns because of their durability and natural aesthetic. While the impression is fabricated at a dental lab, patients will receive a temporary crown to protect the tooth from any further damage.

During the second visit, your new crown will be securely attached to your tooth, giving it a beautiful new finish. Dr. Desbordes will supply patients with the information to properly maintain their new dental crowns. With proper oral hygiene routines, your permanent restoration can last for 15 years without needing to be replaced. In the rare event where a crown falls out, Dr. Desbordes will immediately address the issue with a replacement.

Dental Crown FAQs

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

No. Placing the dental crown is not a painful process. Your mouth will be numbed with the use of local anesthesia prior to the start of the procedure. The procedure will take about an hour to complete, most of which will be a waiting period to let the anesthesia take effect. You will be given post-op instructions to help alleviate discomfort for the first couple of hours after the treatment.

What is the lifespan of a dental crown?

A dental crown can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years! The wide range is due to the fact that there are many types of dental crowns. For example, gold crowns last much longer than composite resin crowns. Your oral hygiene routine is also a factor. Crowns can last a lifetime if you take excellent care of your teeth and visit the dentist regularly.

Can an old dental crown be whitened?

No, the material used to make dental crowns can not be whitened. We recommend replacing an old crown instead of trying to save it. Modern porcelain crowns are stain-resistant if taken care of properly. Dental crowns can stain with time, but at a much lower rate than natural teeth.