100 West Road Suite 406 Towson, MD 21204

Dental Crown Towson, MD

Damaged or worn teeth can create unbalanced bites, contribute to TMJ disorders, and make everyday life uncomfortable. Tooth crowns cover damaged teeth, areas of tooth wear, and fractures. Dental crowns can also protect teeth following root canal treatment and cap off dental implants.

Crowns cover teeth fully like caps, adding structure, protecting teeth from further damage, and supporting dental restorations. Dr. Peter Diacoloukas provides dental crown treatment in Towson, MD, in collaboration with Friendship Dental Lab, his local, family-run laboratory.  

Before and after a dental crown procedure

Dental Crown Treatment in Towson, MD

We will recommend tooth crowns for patients with decayed teeth, old dental fillings, sensitive teeth, or cracked and fractured teeth. Dental crowns add support to the smile and create a more balanced bite.  It typically takes two appointments to receive dental crowns. Dr. Diacoloukas will take dental impressions of your smile to create customized crowns. Using these impressions, he will create a temporary crown and send the dental impression to Friendship Dental Labs, his local, family-owned laboratory.

Dr. Diacoloukas will prepare the teeth for crowns by removing bacterial buildup or signs of infection from the teeth. Then, he shapes the tooth’s surface by removing a small portion of the enamel. Then, he will place the temporary crown and check the bite to ensure it feels comfortable. At your next appointment, Dr. Diacoloukas will remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth, and place the permanent crown.

Dental Crown FAQs

Many patients may have these questions about dental crowns and crown treatment.

Do crowns damage teeth?

Dental crowns should not damage natural teeth. We prepare the teeth for dental crowns by removing plaque or tartar from the tooth’s surface. Then, we etch into the enamel to create the proper surface for the restoration, ensuring that it fits properly. 

How long will dental crowns last?

With the right care, dental crowns can last over fifteen years. Good oral hygiene and regular dental treatments can keep crowns healthy and intact. We recommend that patients brush and floss between their crowns twice a day. Patients should avoid abrasive toothpaste and brush gently to prevent crown damage. We will also recommend patients visit our office for routine cleanings to keep the crowns bright.

Do crowns look natural?

Dental crowns look natural because we color-match them to adjacent teeth. We also use porcelain crowns, meaning they reflect light like natural teeth and match the shade and shape of teeth. 

What are inlays and onlays?

Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are restorations that cover the top of the tooth. Unlike traditional crowns, they do not fully cover teeth. Inlays cover the top of the tooth within the sides, or cusps, of the tooth. Onlays cover the chewing surface and the tooth cusps. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate pieces, we can attach to the tooth. 

Protect Your Smile

If you need to cover a damaged tooth, ask us about dental crown treatment. Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Diacoloukas online. You can also call our office at 443-282-3641.