Dental Crowns for 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.
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 to protect the tooth, improve its appearance, and also restore its function. A crown can be made from different materials.
Who is a good candidate for a crown?
Crowns are a restorative dental method that can help both protect a tooth and improve its appearance. Our Doctors may recommend a crown for you for many reasons:
- To support a tooth that has 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 fractured or broken tooth
- To cover a severely misshapen or discolored tooth
- To cover a dental implant
An initial consultation with one of our Doctors at Oasis Dental will help determine the option that is best 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 Oasis Dental. But, 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 Oasis Dental, the process starts with an initial consultation which is $99. The typical cost of a crown can range depending on the type of material chosen & insurance coverage. Financing is available for those with insurance and without
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns typically can last between five and thirty years. The longevity of crowns relies on many factors including the amount of wear and tear they’re 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 with you your goals, and determine if a crown is the best option 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 the dentist receives the crown, you can come back for the final crown placement.