A dental crown is a cap that fits over your tooth. It covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line, helping to protect weak or broken teeth from further harm or preserve the natural strength of your remaining tooth structure after a large filling. Dental crowns are made from porcelain and can be made to match the color of your teeth so no one will be able to tell that you have a restoration.
When Are Crowns Recommended?
Our dentist may recommend crowns for any of the following reasons:
- To protect a weak tooth that has a large filling but remains vulnerable to breakage
- To restore a broken tooth
- To fix extensive tooth decay that can’t be treated with a filling
- For cosmetic improvements, such as covering a misshapen or discolored tooth
Our dentist will make sure your crown is durable enough to handle the demands of daily life while looking completely natural. It’s one of the many ways we make quality dental care convenient and affordable for everyone.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
If you’re considering getting crowns placed, the cost of treatment will depend on the number of crowns you need, as well as the type of material you choose. After your initial consultation, we will provide you with a treatment plan that includes the total cost of your procedure. Like all other treatments we offer in our office, we’ll work with your insurance company to help you get the coverage you need for your new smile.
Since crowns can be made from different materials, they have different costs. Porcelain crowns are the most durable and natural-looking option but they are more costly. On the other hand, composite resin crowns are the most affordable but less long-lasting than porcelain ones. Talk to our dentist about which material is right for you, your budget, and your oral hygiene habits.
How Is a Dental Crown Placed?
The tooth must be prepared by trimming down its structure to make room for the crown to fit over it. Then, an impression of the patient’s teeth is taken and sent to the lab, where a customized crown is made to match the patient’s smile. When the patient returns to our dental office, the temporary crown is removed, and a permanent one is bonded to the prepared tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Getting a crown has many benefits, including improved appearance, better overall function and oral health, and increased confidence. A crown can improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth, as well as fix broken teeth and increase the length of short teeth. It can also improve the way your teeth fit together when you bite down.
Additionally, crowns can also restore tooth structure lost due to tooth decay or injury. By covering the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line, a crown protects your tooth from further damage while strengthening it and improving its appearance. This can protect your tooth from future breakage or other damage.
Lastly, getting a crown can help you feel more comfortable and confident with your smile. Your newly repaired smile will be fully functional, allowing you to enjoy eating the foods you love again!
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Christopherson Family Dentistry, call (715) 344-9684 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 2901 Church St, Stevens Point, WI 54481.