Have you just damaged or fractured a tooth? Do you need support for worn or weakened teeth? A dental crown can help. A crown is a dental restoration that fully covers and protects damaged teeth and dental implant posts. Dr. Walter Mazzella provides custom-made dental crowns to restore patients’ smiles. He helps patients receive comfortable dental crown treatment in Woodstock, MD. Dr. In addition, Dr. Mazzella provides additional restorative dentistry services to patients in Woodstock, MD, and the surrounding areas.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
We offer cubic zirconia dental crowns, which offer durable yet natural-looking results. Once patients complete dental crown treatment, they will find they look and function like natural teeth. Zirconia crowns are made of metal with durability similar to titanium. These types of crowns can also blend in with the look of other permanent teeth. We can color-match crowns for a seamless look.
Tooth crowns not only treat natural teeth but can also cap off dental implants and other restorations. Additionally, we can work with you to create customized crowns to top a dental implant or hold a dental bridge.
Dental Crown Treatment in Woodstock, MD
It can take two to three appointments to receive dental crowns. The first appointment typically involves cleaning, filling (if necessary), and shaping the tooth precisely for the new crown to fit over it comfortably. If patients do not have enough tooth structure for a crown, we will recommend a crown-lengthening treatment. This treatment contours the gums to expose more of the bone.
We then take a putty or a digital “impression” made with a 3d intra-oral wand scanner, which takes an intricately precise rendition of your teeth and bite, which we send to our expert lab technicians. We custom-make a temporary acrylic crown or bridge for you to wear for a few weeks while the area heals and your permanent crown or bridge is fabricated. In your shorter follow-up appointment, Dr. Mazzella will ensure that the final fit, feel, and aesthetic is perfect, making any micro-adjustments as necessary before permanently cementing the final restoration.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays cover smaller areas of single teeth. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate tooth-colored restorations that we attach to teeth. Inlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth between the tooth cusps. Onlays cover this chewing surface and the cusps.
Patients with tooth damage benefit from inlays and onlays if their dental injuries are near the surface or top of their teeth. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays can easily blend in with the color of natural teeth.
Restore Your Teeth
Are large areas of tooth wear impacting the comfort of your bite? Treat tooth damage today. Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Walter Mazzella online. You may also call (410) 559-9951 to request a dental crown consultation.