Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill
6196 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 650, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Tooth Crowns in Oxon Hill

What Are Tooth Crowns?

When a tooth is damaged by decay or a physical injury, dentists repair it with a tooth crown. This is an artificial cap that is bonded to the tooth enamel, protecting it from further damage. Unlike dental fillings, dental crowns typically cover a large part of the tooth’s surface and may extend all the way down to the gumline. Crowns are most commonly used following the removal of a dental cavity, but they are also used to repair cracked teeth or conceal discoloration.

Can Any Dentist Perform a Crown Procedure?

Most dentists will know how to put a crown on a tooth as it is one of the most common dental procedures. Our team of dentists has a great deal of experience in providing patients with a tooth crown in Oxon Hill. When you come to your appointment at our dental practice, a dentist will be able to explain what type of crown is best for you.

What Materials Are Used for Dental Crowns?

Most people think of a gold crown tooth as a cosmetic addition, but gold is an ideal dental crown material in some cases. It is resistant to corrosion, wear, and chipping. In addition, the dentist will only have to remove a small amount of enamel prior to putting in the crown.

A ceramic crown is preferred for a front tooth crown by many patients because of the natural appearance. They are usually made of white porcelain that looks almost identical to tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns also have an aesthetic benefit and are frequently chosen by patients when they are considering their options.

There are also crowns that are made of plastic and occasionally steel. These are not intended to be permanent; they are only used as temporary protection for the tooth until a permanent ceramic or gold crown is made.

What Will It Cost to Have a Dental Crown Procedure Performed?

The dental crown cost depends on how much of your tooth has to be repaired and the type of materials used for the tooth crown. The best way to find out the cost of the procedure is to come to our office for an exam. Our dentists will be able to assess the damage to your tooth and give the most accurate estimate of the cost for putting in dental caps. Our staff can also find out how much of the cost will be paid by your dental insurance.

How Are Dental Crowns Created?

First, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth with a malleable, silicone-based material. This impression will be the model from which the cap will be created at a dental lab. In the meantime, the dentist will place a temporary tooth cap on the damaged tooth. Custom crowns for teeth may take a few days or more depending on the size of the area that must be repaired. Once the permanent crown is ready, the dentist will permanently bond it to your tooth.

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