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.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Dental crowns could be the solution for those seeking to improve their smile and repair damaged or broken teeth.
Crown restorations are a commonly performed dental procedure that offers a lasting solution to damaged teeth, making it possible to restore their appearance and function.
By opting for dental crowns, you can effectively address issues with your teeth and achieve a healthier, more confident smile.
Schedule a consultation with a Dental Choice dentist to see if dental crowns are the right option for you!
What are the
Advantages of Dental Crowns?
There are several benefits that come from receiving dental crowns, some common benefits of dental crowns include:
- Protection – Dental crowns can protect damaged or weakened teeth from further decay or damage, extending the life of the tooth.
- Restoration – Crowns can restore the appearance and function of teeth that have been cracked, chipped, or severely decayed.
- Longevity – With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last for many years, making them a long-term solution to dental problems.
- Convenience – The procedure to place a dental crown is generally straightforward and can usually be completed in just a few appointments.
Overall, dental crowns offer a safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing solution for individuals seeking to repair badly damaged or decayed teeth.
When is a
Dental Crown Recommended?
Our dental professionals at Dental Choice often recommend dental crowns for patients when:
- Your tooth needs a filling that surpasses the natural structure of the tooth.
- A tooth has extensive damage, decay, or fracture lines that exceed the natural tooth structure
- Teeth are discolored with compromised aesthetics
- Following root canal therapy, dental crowns may be recommended as they offer protection for weakened or brittle teeth
Not sure if dental crowns are the right option for your smile? Our dentists at Dental Choice will ensure you receive the treatment best suited for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Am I a good candidate for dental crowns?
Are there different types of dental crowns?
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 is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth.
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 dental crowns required
How long do dental crowns last?
The lifespan of dental crowns depends on the material used and how well they are cared for, but they can last for many years with proper maintenance.
How long does it take to get a dental crown?
The process for getting a dental crown usually takes two or more appointments, with the first appointment involving preparation of the tooth and taking impressions, and the second appointment involving placement of the crown.
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of a dental crown?
Many dental insurance plans cover the cost of dental crowns, but coverage can vary depending on your specific plan. Contact your dental insurance provider to determine your coverage.
Are dental crowns painful?
The procedure for placing dental crowns is usually painless, but some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity.
Can dental crowns fall off?
While it is rare for dental crowns to fall off, it can happen if the cement or adhesive used to secure the crown is weakened or if the underlying tooth becomes damaged.
Schedule A Consultation & See if A Dental Crown is Right for You!
If you are interested in dental crowns, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at Dental Choice today to see if dental crowns is the right treatment option for you!