Seamless and natural-looking restoration
A customized cap that fits over a damaged, broken, or decayed tooth, or one that has been treated by root canal therapy or is misshapen, providing a seamless restoration that blends with the tone and contour of your natural teeth and can last for more than 15 years. Dental crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge, top off a dental implant, or for certain cosmetic modifications or aesthetic purposes.
What’s The Process Of Getting A Crown?
Typically, a dental crown procedure involves two office visits with a dentist.
Examining and preparing the tooth
Before the dental crown procedure, the dentist will perform a thorough dental examination, including cleaning and preparing the tooth for an easy fit. If the tooth is broken or severely damaged by decay, the damaged areas will be removed to prepare for the dental crown, which will protect the tooth from further decay.
Shaping the Crown
After preparing the tooth, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth using dental putty, which will be used to create a custom porcelain crown. In the meantime, a temporary dental crown will be fitted onto your tooth until your next appointment. If you are replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, an impression of the implant and surrounding teeth will be taken, and a custom crown will be created by the lab using the impression.
Placing the Crown
During your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and replaced with a permanent crown that will be secured using durable dental cement or a hidden screw. To complete the process, the crown will be polished and any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure your comfort and security.
Cost Of Dental Crowns In Midlothian
On average, with an insurance plan, the cost for a single crown ranges from around $200 to $600 or more. However, if you do not have insurance, a reasonable estimate for a crown would be between $800 to $1200 or even higher.
So what goes into determining the cost of a dental crown?
- The type of crown and the material that is used.
- The location and complexity of the procedure.
- The number of crowns that may be required.
- Combining the crown with other dental appliances like bridges.
- Supplies and equipment that are required for your specific treatment.
Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make 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
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves local anesthesia, which numbs the area and prevents pain during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials. Your dentist can help you choose the best option for your specific needs.
Dental crowns can last for many years, typically between 10 to 15 years, with proper care and maintenance. However, they may need to be replaced if they become loose or damaged.
You may need a dental crown if you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, weakened, or decayed. It can also be used to improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth.