Dental Crowns Severna Park, MD

Dental Crowns: An Overview

At Luminous Smile, we provide patients with several types of dental crowns in Severna Park, MD, depending on the patient’s specific condition. We will consider your health needs, and cosmetic goals to help you make the choice with the best long-term benefits. Dental crowns can address a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a fixed/cemented restoration that covers the tooth like a “cap” providing protection and stability to its underlying teeth. A crown can be made of many types of materials, including porcelain, gold, resin, or a combination of these materials.

Dental crowns may be used to:

  • Fix a chipped or cracked tooth
  • Address a discolored or stained tooth
  • Fix a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth to help support a dental bridge
  • Stabilize a tooth after a root canal procedure

As a team of experienced dentist, we offer a full range of dental crown services. We can work with you to build custom-designed dental crowns that are tailored to your needs. To learn more about our services, visit our Severna Park dental office.

Dental Crowns: What to Expect 

During your consultation, our team will discuss your dental goals, examine your teeth, and answer any questions you may have. We take the time to explain all aspects of your care to ensure you are fully informed throughout your appointment.

At the crown preparation appointment, our dentists will prepare the tooth for the crown, removing decay and defective restorations.  An impression model is then made and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the crown. The patient will leave the office with a temporary crown securely in place, and return about two weeks later for the lab processed crown to be delivered.

Once your custom crown is fabricated, we will carefully remove the temporary crown and place your permanent crown. Once it is placed, we will genetly polish the surface of the crown to reveal a natural luster.

It is important to continue practicing a proper oral hygiene routine and scheduling regular visits to our dentist office. With proper care and maintenance, a custom dental crown can last many years. Maintaining a healthy smile will benefit your dental health in the long run.

Dental Crown FAQs

How much does a dental crown cost?

The cost of a dental crown varies depending on your specific condition and goals, as well as the material selected. If you have dental insurance, we will submit a claim to your dental insurance for you.

How long do dental crowns last?

With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dental crown to last for many years. The quality of the crown preparation, the laboratory fabrication, and appropriate choice of dental materials will result in a successful, long lasting, comfortable crown.

What type of dental crown is best?

The dental crown material we use will depend on your specific condition and we will take into consideration esthetics, durability and longevity. Gold crowns have exceptional durability and are very comfortable in the mouth but can lack a natural look, therefore porcelain crowns are an option when esthetics are important. As always, the patient’s request is what we strive to accommodate.