Durable, versatile dental crowns are an extremely popular example of restorative dentistry. Acting as a protective “cap” for decayed or damaged teeth, crowns are able to mask a variety of aesthetic dental concerns while simultaneously restoring function to the bite. Our leading cosmetic dentist, Rafael Yanez, DMD, custom-designs dental crowns according to the specific oral care needs of each patient. As a result, patients regularly delight in the beautiful, long-lasting effects of our top-of-the-line dental crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is placed over a tooth’s enamel (outermost layer) in order to improve its strength—which, in turn, can improve the strength of the teeth surrounding it. Crafted from porcelain or other materials, crowns are also used to improve the aesthetic appearance of the tooth. They can be incorporated into several restorative and cosmetic treatments; for instance, they are placed on top of dental implants to emulate natural teeth. In addition, they are an integral part of the dental bridges procedure, in which they are used to cover multiple teeth at a time and secure the bridge in place.
While crowns can be made of a number of sturdy materials, we use a top-quality porcelain to craft dental crowns at our practice. Porcelain is often considered the choice material for dental crowns, due to its durability and beautiful, natural shine.
Is It Painful to Get a Dental Crown?
Our dentist places your safety and comfort higher on our list of priorities than anything else. Dental crown procedures should not cause excessive amounts of pain since the area is numbed with a strong local anesthetic. After treatment, the area where the crown was placed will likely be a bit tender and sensitive; however, these effects should subside within a couple of days.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The cost of your dental crown(s) will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The number of crowns you need
- The extent of treatment
- The type of materials used
- The total cost of the procedure (if the crown is part of another restoration)
Please note that while some insurance plans will cover dental crowns, most will only do so if the crown is part of a restorative procedure (e.g., implants, bridges, etc.). That said, Dr. Yanez and the rest of our team are happy to communicate with you regarding the price of your procedure during your initial consultation. In the meantime, we encourage you to review our list of participating insurance groups and explore our dental financing options, which include three of the most trusted third-party lenders. No matter the treatment in question, we aim to make the payment process as stress-free as possible for each patient.
To learn more about dental crowns, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our office.