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Dental Crown Q&A

Dental crowns can be used to treat patients with cosmetic and restorative dental problems. Dr. Ray Becker uses dental crowns to cover dental implants and protect damaged and discolored teeth. He collaborates with his patients in order to determine the best solution to address their dental problems efficiently.

If you have tooth damage or discoloration and would like to try dental crowns, call Howard County Smiles at (410) 415-9013. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Becker online. Dr. Becker serves patients in Columbia, Maryland.

Dental Crowns in Columbia, Maryland

Dental Crown FAQs

Learn the answers to common questions about dental crowns:

What are dental crowns made of?

At Howard County Smiles, we utilize dental crowns made of porcelain ceramic. These crowns easily blend in with your natural smile. Dental crowns that are made of porcelain also reflect light for a more balanced and natural-looking end-result.

How do tooth fillings compare to dental crowns?

Dental fillings seal a cavity after root canal treatment. Even if you already have a dental filling, you may require a dental crown. Dental crowns provide more protection to the teeth as well as durability. Crowns not only cover the middle of the tooth but the whole tooth.

What is the dental crown treatment like?

Dr. Becker will examine your teeth and gums before treatment to make sure that dental crowns are the right treatment option for your specific needs. To begin treatment, he cleans the affected tooth and removes a small amount of enamel so there is enough room for your dental crown.

Porcelain dental crowns are crafted using precise impressions of your teeth. Dr. Becker uses Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM so that patients can receive dental crowns in just one office visit. After the crown is complete, Dr. Becker will make sure that it fits comfortably and securely.

With the right care, dental crowns can last for many years. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as scheduling routine appointments in our office will ensure that your crown is long-lasting. Dr. Becker and his dental hygienists ensure that your crowns as well as the rest of your smile are clean and healthy.