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Dental Crown Restoration in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers crown restoration as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

If missing or damaged teeth have you hiding your grin, dental crowns are one restorative option that can help restore a white, healthy smile. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to cover it, reconstruct its shape and size, improve its appearance—and reignite your smile.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Crowns?

There are a number of advantages of dental crowns, including restored self-confidence, oral disease prevention, freedom to eat favorite foods, and alleviation of tooth infection or tooth decay.

What Types of Crowns Are Available?

There are several different types of crowns that are designed to accommodate each patient’s individualized treatment plan and preferences.

Permanent crowns can be made from a variety of materials:

  • Metals: Gold alloy or base-metal alloy such as nickel. Less tooth structure is removed with metal crowns, and they withstand biting and chewing well, rarely chip or break, and are long-lasting.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal: Can be color matched to adjacent teeth, but more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs compared to metal crowns. They look like natural teeth.
  • All-resin: Are less expensive, but wear down over time and are more prone to fractures.
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain: Provide best natural color match than any other crown type, but not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. A good choice for front teeth.

Who Are Candidates for Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns may be a great solution for people who have teeth grinding problems; improper bites; old, worn, decayed teeth; discolored, misshapen teeth, or teeth that have been treated with root canals.

How Is a Dental Crown Procedure Performed?

It usually takes two separate dental visits to place a dental crown.

During the first visit, the dentist numbs your tooth and surrounding gum tissue. Then the tooth is trimmed to remove any tooth decay and loose parts of the teeth and to make sure the crown fits the tooth snugly.

Once the tooth is shaped, dental impressions are made of it, and surrounding teeth to make sure the bite will line up. The impressions are sent to the dental lab. The dentist puts a temporary crown on the tooth while the permanent crown is made in the lab. It usually takes around two weeks for the crown to be made.

At the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed, dental cement is put inside the crown, and the permanent crown is placed over the tooth. Any excess cement is scrapped away, and the crown placement is finished.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Dental Crown Restoration Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for crown restoration varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of crown restoration. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your crown restoration coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket crown restoration costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our crown restoration patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

 

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014