Dental Crowns Give Damaged Teeth A New Lease On Life
If you have damaged teeth, help is available at our dental office.
One of the ways we can repair a tooth without removing it is with a dental crown. What is a dental crown? And what can you expect if you get one? Here’s what you need to know.
A dental crown goes over the top of a damaged or decayed tooth. It allows a dentist to repair the damage and are made to look just like your natural teeth. With a crown, you can prevent additional damage and avoid losing your tooth.
Losing a tooth can compromise your jaw, cause significant gum issues, and more. A crown is a much better option if it’s a possibility for you.
Getting a crown is a simple and straightforward procedure. Your teeth will be cleaned and the damaged areas of the tooth removed. Then the healthy part of the tooth is shaped so it will hold a crown. The dentist takes a mold of your tooth and sends it to a laboratory. You’ll have a temporary crown until the permanent one arrives.
You can eat or drink normally after the procedure, which can be a huge relief. Your teeth will look normal, and you won’t have to hide your smile in embarrassment. Crowns last many years, so you don’t have to worry about frequent replacements.
Wondering how much dental crowns cost? It’s best to talk to us about the types of crowns that are available for your unique recommended treatment. Crowns do have a cost range that depends on the material used, what tooth is being crowned, and why. Insurance coverage will also impact cost, so it’s best to come in for a consultation. We’ll assess your current situation and determine if a crown is the best smile solution for you. Contact us today!