What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that are bonded over teeth to repair and improve appearance. They are a professional solution for repairing teeth that are badly damaged or decayed.


What types of dental crowns are there?

Dental Choice dentists are trained at placing all white crowns made from ceramic, metal crowns (including gold), and a porcelain fused to metal combo crowns, with precision. Gold and metal crowns are durable and ideal for providing support. All-ceramic/porcelain dental crowns are natural looking, and thus a more cosmetically appealing option, while still maintaining similar strength as metal. Your dentist will review which one would work best for you and your needs.


What are some advantages to getting a dental crown?

Dental crowns are used to repair and protect damaged teeth. Each crown covers and protects the entire surface area of the tooth. Crowns may repair teeth that have been seriously injured or damaged.

Another advantage of dental crowns is that they can be placed in as few as two office visits. Even the temporary crowns that are worn while the permanent crowns or veneers are being custom-crafted offer cosmetically appealing protection.


Am I a good candidate for dental crowns?

The primary factor in determining whether someone is a good candidate for dental crowns is simply the condition of their teeth. Dental crowns are typically used when a tooth’s structural integrity is compromised by either decay, injury or something else. In such cases, your dentist may recommend a crown be used to improve your health and appearance or to protect your teeth and gums from further damage.


How much does a dental crown cost?

The cost associated with getting a dental crown is unique for each patient, as everyone has their own specific needs that need to be addressed. When you come to Dental Choice, your dentist will discuss the options available and pricing for the dental crown procedure at our offices. Some of the variables that can influence your dental crown cost include:

  • Preparation required ahead of time, such as examinations, X-rays and whether a root canal or dental implant is needed
  • Size, location and condition of the tooth
  • Treatment process
  • Type of dental crown selected
  • Number of crowns required


For more information or to book an appointment, contact a Dental Choice clinic near you. We’re here to help.

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