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Dental crowns are essentially tooth shaped caps that are used to protect a tooth. They can be used when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired using a filling, as a cap for a dental implant, or for a variety of other reasons, including:
The most appealing crown option is that made of all porcelain, as it can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth allowing it to blend in well with your smile.
Preparing for a crown takes two visits to your prosthodontists. At the first appointment, we numb your tooth and remove any decay that may be present. Then, we shape the tooth to allow for an ideal fit for the crown. An impression is taken so your permanent crown can be created by the dental lab. A temporary crown is placed over your tooth until your next visit.
At the second visit, we will remove the temporary crown. Then, we carefully ensure an ideal fit and color match before cementing your new crown into place.
Crowns serve an important purpose for dental patients who may have severe decay, have received a root canal, or who have broken teeth. If decay is left untreated, it can spread, causing more serious issues. Broken and fractured teeth that are not repaired can result in pain and the need for a root canal. Our prosthodontists work hard to help our patients restore the health and beauty of their smiles.
Yes, there are several types of dental crowns. Crowns can be made of metal, such as gold, providing durability for restorations in the back teeth. For patients who would like a more natural looking crown, there are also all-porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
The exact cost of your treatment will depend on several factors, including the type of crown you choose and the extent of treatment needed prior to placing the crown. Many insurance plans cover the cost of crowns, so be sure to check your policy.
Crowns can provide an excellent way to restore a tooth to health, as well as restore its function and form. The procedure is quick and painfree, allowing you to get about living your busy life. Our prosthodontists have excellent training and expertise in restoring smiles to their optimal beauty and form.