Dental Crowns

Dentist in Towson, MD

Crowns cover or “cap” a tooth in order to restore the normal function and appearance of the tooth. Crowns may be made of all metal, porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic (porcelain) or Zirconium, a tooth colored metal ceramic. Crowns are indicated for teeth with very large fillings, teeth that have had a root canal, fractured teeth and misshapen and/or discolored teeth.

Most of the dentistry we observe in new patients often looks somewhat ‘artificial’. At Ousborne and Keller , our goal is to provide dentistry that is virtually undetectable. We can replace existing ‘less realistic’ or failing crowns and fillings with restorations that look, feel and function like your natural teeth.

When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and assumingly ‘beyond repair’, Drs.’ Ousborne and Keller will use custom made crowns to restore your smile to ‘new’. This is an extremely reliable method for repairing even the most severe dental problems. In certain situations it can even be used to permanently replace missing teeth, while helping to restore a functional bite, as well creating an aesthetically pleasing smile .

The office of Ousborne and Keller is renowned for the quality of our work and the lasting life changes we make for people. Using the latest technology available, crowns can be a long-lasting solution for many dental concerns. Ask our office about same day crown restorations.

What Is The Capability Of A Crown?

Often times, dental problems are caused by accidents, diseases and everyday wear and tear. Crown and bridgework provides a very reliable solution to most major concerns.

When patients experience unexplained chewing pain on previously restored posterior teeth it is often due to hairline cracks (fractures) in the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth almost always relieves the pain and allows the return of normal function. By enveloping the fractured tooth with a crown , it is better supported and ‘held together’ to prevent flexing which can cause discomfort.

In front teeth, older fillings can cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping, as well as weaken the overall tooth structure. Porcelain crowns and bridges are highly suitable in such cases where porcelain veneers are not recommended.

Once a tooth has had endodontic therapy (root canal) it may require a buildup filling and/or crown . These two services can help to prevent tooth breakage and protect not only your investment, but your smile.

How Long Does It Take?

Completion of personalized crowns generally requires at least two office visits. Our world class laboratory technicians fabricate each crown by hand; layer by layer, with multiple baking’s of porcelain to insure a natural aesthetic appearance. In some instances, the crown will be milled using computers in the dental laboratory using digital images sent directly from our office.

Initially, the Dentist will remove and decay that may be present, shape the tooth, take digital impressions , and fit the tooth with an aesthetic pleasing temporary crown.

At the subsequent visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be adjusted to insure a proper fit. Next, the dentist will bond the crown in place with resin cement and you will have a new, beautiful ‘natural’ tooth, fabricated especially for you by the experienced professionals at Ousborne and Keller. Contact our dental office to hear about one day crown restorations.

Key Benefits

  • Corrects “smile” and functional chewing problems
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Prevents cracks from spreading apart, causing pain under biting forces
  • Looks completely natural
  • Closes contacts and eliminates food traps
  • Corrects diastemas/spacing