We offer many different types of dental crowns. This largely depends on the patient’s individual condition. Before we help you make the choice, we help you consider your health needs, your cosmetic goals and your budget so that you can get the best long-term benefits from your crowns.
What are Dental Crowns?
These are fixed or cemented restorations that cover teeth like a cap. This “cap” offers stability and protection to the underlying tooth. Crowns are made of several different materials like gold, resin or porcelain.
When you are at your crown preparation appointment, one of our doctors prepares the tooth. This is done by removing decay or any defective restorations. An impression is made, and then it is sent out to the lab so that the crown can be made.
You leave the office with a temporary crown which is placed securely. You will return two weeks later for the crown processed in the lab to be put in.
More FAQS about Dental Crowns
What does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a crown can vary. It depends on your specific issue as well as the materials you select for your crowns. If you have a dental insurance plan, we will submit the claim to your dental insurer for you.
How long do they last?
As long as you take good care of it, it should last for many years. The longevity of a crown is also dependent on the laboratory fabrication, its preparation and the materials it is made from.
What is the best type of dental crown?
We will use the type that suits your condition. They will make sure to take into consideration aesthetics and durability in order to determine what is best for you. Gold crowns are extremely durable and they are comfortable, too. They do not offer the most natural look. Porcelain crowns do have a natural look and are recommended when aesthetics are necessary.