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A dental crown is simply a cap that goes over a tooth. In this common procedure, a dental
crown is often used to strengthen and/or improve the appearance of a tooth, especially if it is
damaged, worn-out, or requires a large filling.
Essentially, a dental crown restores the shape, size, original color, and function of a tooth. Used for medical and cosmetic purposes, they are as common a dental procedure as fillings and root canals. You may get a crown to:
If you’re experiencing dental pain from an old cavity, a cracked tooth, a bridge, or anything else, you may need a crown. Let your MCDC dentist know about your discomfort. We’ll take a look and determine if a crown is right for you. Whether you need a crown or not, we’ll work out a plan to get you feeling better!
Crowns are typically made from porcelain, but there are other options. Your dentist will discuss the various options and help you figure out what best meets your needs. Factors that impact material selection include:
Dental crowns can range in price, especially when it comes to material and the size of the tooth. Dental insurance plans also vary. Our dental team is here to help you evaluate your coverage details and determine costs. We also have two options that make dental care more affordable: MyDental Plan and Care Credit, which we are happy to discuss with you.
Once your crown is in, it is important to take good care of it. Typically, a crown will last 5-15 years before needing to be replaced. The better you take care of it, the longer it will last, so proper maintenance will save you money in the long run.
A crown can be a very useful solution to a significant problem with one of your teeth. But there are risks and possible complications that you might experience after getting a crown.
Crowns often require three appointments. Here’s what you can expect:
No matter your treatment, we want to ensure that you receive the highest quality, individualized care and that it’s delivered with compassion, so please don’t hesitate to provide feedback on your experience with us.