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Dental Crowns Annapolis, MD

Dental CrownsAn Overview

Dental crowns, also called dental caps or teeth caps, add strength to teeth and improve overall function and aesthetics. They fit securely over damaged teeth to create a more balanced and beautiful smile. Dr. Scott Finlay provides dental crowns and more dental services in Annapolis, Maryland.

This type of restoration is used to repair cracked or crooked teeth, as well as other flaws and a range of dental concerns. Dental crowns can be used as a stand-alone cosmetic dental treatment or coupled with restorative dental procedures, such as root canals.

Dental Crowns Before & After

Dental Crowns in Annapolis MD“For a long time, I was truly embarrassed and ashamed by my teeth. I rarely smile and when I did I always covered my mouth. Now I smile all the time and with confidence.”
Dental Crowns in Annapolis MD Dental Crown Before and After Photos Dental Crowns in Annapolis MD

Many patients attest to the comfort and natural beauty of dental crowns. We have success stories from Annapolis and the Baltimore, Maryland area. See more dental crown before and after photos and read more patient testimonials in our smile gallery.

Porcelain Dental Crowns

While there are many options for materials used in dental crowns, Dr. Finlay chooses porcelain dental crowns because of their superior esthetics and long-term durability. Once thought to be less durable than metal crowns on teeth, porcelain crowns have shown excellent long-term results with proper treatment planning.

Metal-free dental crowns do not discolor the gum area like conventional metal dental caps. Especially in the smile zone, metal-free dental crowns are the gold standard for creating a beautiful, natural-looking appearance.

Your New Smile

Whether it is just one tooth or several teeth, dental crowns can provide a dramatic improvement in the overall appearance of your smile. Caring for dental crowns is just like caring for your natural teeth. It is always important to maintain a routine schedule of dental cleanings and evaluations to ensure the best long-term results.

Contact our cosmetic dentistry practice to learn more about dental crowns and the financing options offered by our office; conveniently located in Greater Annapolis and the Baltimore, Maryland area by calling 410.989.7132 or request an appointment online.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

Many patients avoid the dentist because they fear dental treatment will be painful and complicated. The process for placing crowns on teeth is actually quite simple.

Step 1 – Comprehensive Evaluation

The first step in the process of creating crowns for teeth is a comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Finlay will perform a physical evaluation to inspect the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth, carefully looking for signs of stress, decay, or instability. Diagnostic x-rays, molds, and impressions, will paint a clear picture of the condition of your mouth so that Dr. Finlay can address any health or functional concerns during treatment

Step 2 – Treatment Planning

Consider treatment planning like a set of blueprints for an architect. Dr. Finlay uses 2-D and 3-D models to demonstrate and test the proposed treatment using dental crowns.

Step 3 – Tooth Preparation

To prepare the tooth for a dental crown, Dr. Finlay will remove a small amount of the natural tooth structure. Oftentimes, a provisional or temporary cap is placed on the tooth while the final restoration is made.

Step 4 – Final Restoration

Because so much planning goes into the treatment process, the final step is quite simple and predictable. The porcelain dental crown is placed on the tooth and permanently bonded.

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Whether you have a damaged tooth or several blemished teeth, dental crowns help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Dental crowns are a practical treatment option to repair cracked, crooked, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Custom-designed dental crowns are made of high-quality porcelain for beautiful, natural, and lasting results.

Dental Crowns FAQs

Are dental crowns painful?

No, the dental crown procedure is not painful. It’s similar to getting a tooth filling. When dental crowns are placed, an anesthetic is used to numb the area. You should not feel any excessive pain during this procedure or after the procedure.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns typically last about 15 years. However, if maintained properly, dental crowns can last up to 30 years. Diligent brushing and flossing, as well as using mouthwash will greatly increase the lifespan of your dental crown.

Am I a candidate for dental crowns?

Most patients are viable candidates for dental crowns. If you suffer from bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, you should get treatment before having dental crowns inserted. Constant pressure on dental crowns can cause damage.