A dental crown is a small cap that we place over your damaged or decayed tooth. They’re made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain to ensure a natural appearance and long-lasting results.
With the help of a dental crown, we can restore full functionality to your tooth and save it from extraction.
Typically, Dr. Grubb uses crowns to treat the following issues:
Crowns are also frequently attached to a dental implant for single-tooth restorations.
Porcelain crowns offer a range of unique benefits, including:
Receiving a dental crown is a relatively simple procedure that we typically complete in just two appointments. During your first visit, Dr. Grubb will take a detailed impression of your smile, which he’ll use to customize your stunning porcelain crown. He’ll also provide a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait for the finished restoration.
In about two weeks, your crown will be ready and you can return to our office. Dr. Grubb will ensure that it blends in perfectly with your surrounding teeth before bonding it in place. With proper care, your crown will last ten to fifteen years. Best of all, no one will notice you’re wearing it — all they’ll see is a flawless smile.
If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a dental crown could be the best solution. Contact our practice in Havre de Grace and schedule a consultation with Dr. Grubb to learn more. In just a matter of weeks, you can achieve the smile of your dreams.
For patients who need single-tooth restorations, a dental crown attached to a dental implant is an ideal and long-lasting solution. A dental implant is embedded into the jawbone, functioning as an artificial tooth root. The crown, or replacement tooth, is then attached to the implant to create a restoration that looks and acts like a patient’s own tooth.
We can also complete your smile with a dental bridge. To learn more about our tooth replacement options or the importance of replacing missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Grubb. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and explain the benefits of our tooth replacement solutions so you can make a decision that fits your needs.
Dental crowns look just like your natural teeth, and require no more maintenance than a good daily oral hygiene routine. To improve the longevity of your dental crown, you’ll want to schedule biannual checkups and professional cleanings at our Havre de Grace location.
In addition to scheduling regular visits, you’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals. With proper care, your dental crowns should last between 10 and 15 years.
Because dental crowns are often necessary to preserve a tooth and maintain its functionality, most of Dr. Grubb’s patients’ insurance plans provide at least partial coverage for the cost of crowns. If you have concerns about the cost of dental crowns, our staff will be happy to help you evaluate your insurance coverage and recommend payment and financing options.
At Dr. Grubb’s practice in Havre de Grace, we strive to ensure our patients’ comfort at all times. In many cases, a crown is used to protect a tooth with severe decay, so this tooth may be especially sensitive.
Dr. Grubb thoroughly numbs the area before beginning treatment, so you won’t feel any pain. If you tend to feel nervous or anxious about dental treatment, we can also offer dental sedation to help you stay relaxed and pain-free during your visit.