We offers patients several types of dental crowns depending on the patient’s specific condition. We will consider your health needs, and cosmetic goals to help you make the choice with the best long term benefits.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a fixed/cemented restoration that covers the tooth like a “cap” providing protection and stability to its underlying teeth. A crown can be made of many types of materials including porcelain, gold, resin, or a combination of these materials.
About Dental Crown Procedure
At the crown preparation appointment, our dentists will prepare the tooth for the crown, removing decay and defective restorations. An impression model is then made and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the crown. The patient will leave the office with a temporary crown securely in place, and return about two weeks later for the lab processed crown to be delivered.
Dental Crown FAQs
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown varies depending on your specific condition and goals, as well as the material selected. If you have dental insurance, we will submit a claim to your dental insurance for you.
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dental crown to last for many years. The quality of the crown preparation, the laboratory fabrication, and appropriate choice of dental materials will result in a successful, long lasting, comfortable crown.
What type of dental crown is best?
The dental crown material we use will depend on your specific condition and we will take into consideration esthetics, durability and longevity. Gold crowns have exceptional durability and are very comfortable in the mouth but can lack a natural look, therefore porcelain crowns are an option when esthetics are important. As always, the patient’s request is what we strive to accommodate.