A single cracked or decayed tooth can ruin the health and appearance of your smile. If not immediately treated, it can cause further complications that require more invasive procedures. Luckily, at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Grubb and our expert team can fix your tooth and save your oral health with dental crowns. Along with improving your appearance, our custom-made crowns can also restore the functionality of your teeth.
Our dental crowns are guaranteed to fix your damaged or decayed tooth while also improving the look and feel of your smile in the process. Explore our guide below to learn how you can benefit from this simple procedure.
A dental crown is a custom-made porcelain cap designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. These restorations are often used to cover a broken, damaged, or decayed tooth, drastically improving its shape, appearance, and strength. Once Dr. Grubb carefully places your fixture, it will fully cover your tooth from above the gum line, improving your oral health and restoring your confidence at the same time.
Custom-made dental crowns are also used in a variety of other procedures and single-tooth restorations, such as dental implants. That way, along with improving your oral health, our office can ensure that your smile looks and feels natural.
If your tooth is decayed or severely damaged, Dr. Grubb may recommend a dental crown to restore your smile and protect your oral health. Along with the procedure being straightforward and non-invasive, other benefits of dental crowns include:
Dr. Grubb can place your dental crown in just two appointments at our Havre de Grace practice. During your first visit, he’ll take a detailed impression of your smile, which will be used to create your custom-made, stunning porcelain crown. In the meantime, our staff will provide you with a temporary crown while you wait for the finished restoration.
After two weeks, your crown will be ready for placement and you’ll return to our office for a second visit. Dr. Grubb will begin the actual fitting process by applying a local anesthetic to your surrounding gums so that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. He’ll then reshape your tooth so that the crown fits perfectly. Dr. Grubb will ensure that it blends perfectly with your smile and fasten it with a special adhesive. Best of all, no one will notice you’re wearing a crown — all they’ll see is a flawless smile.
Dental crowns are recommended for patients who are suffering from severely damaged or weakened teeth that negatively impact the function of the rest of their smile. Instead of having them extracted or treated with more invasive procedures, a dental crown can save you time and pain with this simple, effective solution. Teeth with overly large fillings can also benefit from dental crowns.
Crowns are used with dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth. An implant functions like an artificial tooth root, since it’s attached directly to your jawbone, while the crown is attached at the gum line to create a restored look and act like the patient’s own tooth. That way, your fixture will be built to last while looking completely natural. Dental crowns are also used to complete your smile with a dental bridge.
The dental crown procedure is non-invasive and virtually painless since Dr. Grubb will apply a local anesthetic into the surrounding gum area. That way, you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. If you tend to feel nervous or anxious about undergoing a dental procedure, our practice also offers dental sedation to keep you feeling relaxed during your visit.
The good news is that you can treat your dental crowns just like your natural teeth. With the right oral health routine, your crowns can last up to 10 to 15 years. Along with biannual visits to our Havre de Grace office, it’s also important to:
After your procedure, Dr. Grubb will provide you with a list of instructions on how to care for your dental crowns so that you get the most out of your custom fixtures.
Since dental crowns are often necessary to preserve your tooth and maintain its functionality, most dental insurance plans provide at least partial coverage for the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns about your coverage, our staff will be happy to evaluate your insurance and recommend financing options. Our office also recommends contacting your provider beforehand to receive an accurate understanding of your policy.
Do you have an embarrassing tooth that’s not letting you show off your smile? Whether it’s decayed, badly damaged, or misshapen, Dr. Grubb and our expert team can resolve your tooth issues with custom-made dental crowns. Unlike other restorations, our crowns can improve the look and feel of your smile without any major surgery.
Contact our office today by calling (410) 939-5800 or complete an online contact form so that we can get back to you. We proudly serve patients living near our Havre de Grace practice or in the Havre de Grace Heights, Bayview Estates, and Osborne areas. We look forward to brightening your day with our teeth whitening services!