Dental Crowns That Give You a Brighter Smile
Dental crowns are caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth to help protect, cover, and restore teeth size, shape, strength, and function. Crowns can help preserve natural tooth structure and prevent the need for complete tooth replacement. Schedule your next dental appointment today and ask if dental crowns are the right solution for you.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is basically a cap that covers and protects a damaged tooth. Over time, teeth can decay, deteriorate, and lose their shape. Dental crowns are placed over your tooth and are designed to protect the tooth, improve its appearance, and also restore its function. A crown can be made from many different materials to be able to meet your needs.
Who is a good candidate for a crown?
Crowns are a restorative dental method that can help protect a tooth and improve its appearance. Our Doctors may recommend a crown for you for many reasons:
- To support a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough of the tooth’s natural structure remaining
- To help protect a weak or brittle tooth from breaking
- To attach a bridge for replacing missing teeth
- To restore a broken or fractured tooth
- To cover a severely misshapen or discolored tooth
- To cover a dental implant
An initial consultation with one of our Doctors at Azure Dental Studio will help determine the best choice for you.
Do I need crowns or veneers?
The best way to determine the option that is best for you is to schedule an appointment at Azure Dental Studio and ask our experts. However, in general, if your tooth has a large filling, root canal, or is severely damaged or decayed, a crown is typically recommended.
If your tooth is generally healthy and you’re just looking to improve a minor flaw or imperfection, a veneer might be the best option.
What are the benefits of a crown?
A dental crown covers the entire tooth, protecting it from additional damage and decay. In addition to preserving the health of a tooth, a crown also helps improve the overall appearance and functionality. Crowns are relatively permanent and do not have to be removed for cleaning.
Dental insurance? Some plans may cover some of the cost so it’s worth checking with your insurance provider in advance.
How much do dental crowns cost?
At Azure Dental Studio, the process starts with an initial consultation at $99. The typical cost of a crown can range depending on the type of material chosen & insurance coverage. With or without insurance, we offer financing options to help you get the smile you deserve.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns typically can last between five and thirty years. The longevity of crowns relies on many factors such as the amount of wear and tear they are exposed to, oral hygiene practices, and other personal mouth-related habits (clenching, grinding, biting nails, etc.).
What is the process for getting crowns?
During the initial consultation, one of our dentists will perform an oral exam, discuss your goals with you, and determine if a crown is the best choice for you. After creating a mold of the selected tooth either from a digital scan or traditional impression, the dentist will start the process of getting your custom crown. The crown will be created to match the shade of your natural teeth. Once we receive the crown, you can come back for the final crown placement.