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A dental crown is a customized cap placed over a damaged, stained, or misshapen tooth. It blends naturally with your other teeth and can last over 15 years. Crowns are also used for dental bridges, implants, and cosmetic modifications.
What’s The Process Of Getting A Crown?
A dental crown procedure usually requires two office visits and is performed by a dentist.
Here is how we go about it:
Examining and preparing the tooth
Like any dental procedure, it begins with a thorough dental examination, during which the dentist will assess and clean your teeth to ensure they are ready for the procedure. If the tooth is broken or significantly decayed, the damaged portions will be removed to facilitate the placement of the dental crown, which acts as a protective barrier, preventing further decay.
Shaping the Crown
Afterwards, using dental putty, we will create an impression of your teeth, which will serve as the basis for crafting porcelain crowns. In the meantime, a temporary dental crown will be fitted to protect your teeth until your next visit. If you require a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, we will take an impression of the implant and surrounding teeth. Our skilled technicians will then utilize this impression to create a personalized crown for you in our laboratory.
Placing the Crown
During your second appointment, we will remove the temporary crown and replace it with a permanent one. The permanent crown will be securely affixed using either strong dental cement or a concealed screw. To ensure a perfect fit, we will polish the crown and make any necessary adjustments, prioritizing your comfort and ensuring its stability.
Cost Of Dental Crowns
The cost of a dental crown can vary significantly depending on individual circumstances. With insurance coverage, the average out-of-pocket expense for a single crown ranges from $200 to $600 or more. Without insurance, a general estimate for a crown would be around $800 to $1200 or higher. While many people consider a dental crown as a worthwhile investment to restore their mouth’s appearance and function, it’s understandable that the cost may still be a consideration.
What goes into determining the cost of a dental crown?
- The type of crown and the material used
- The location and complexity of the procedure
- The number of crowns needed
- The inclusion of other dental appliances like bridges
- The specific supplies and equipment required for your treatment
Please note that an accurate quote for dental treatment cannot be provided over the phone. Each individual’s needs and circumstances are unique. To obtain an accurate quote and explore treatment options, it is essential to schedule a consultation and undergo an oral examination with a dentist. For those with dental insurance, we can assist in obtaining a quote to determine out-of-pocket costs before making a decision.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, dental crowns can be placed on front teeth. They are commonly used to restore and enhance the appearance of front teeth that are discolored, chipped, or misshapen.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits. During the first visit, your tooth will be prepared, impressions will be taken, and a temporary crown will be placed. The final visit, usually scheduled a couple of weeks later, involves removing the temporary crown and bonding the permanent crown in place.
Dental crowns are designed to blend in naturally with your other teeth. They are customized to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
In some cases, a damaged dental crown may be repaired. However, depending on the extent of the damage, it may be necessary to replace the crown entirely. Your dentist will assess the condition of the crown and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
The lifespan of a dental crown can vary depending on several factors, including oral hygiene practices, biting forces, and habits like teeth grinding. On average, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years, but with proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can often last even longer.