Dental crowns cover and protect the entire tooth from chipping and cracking and are fabricated from porcelain, zirconia or gold.
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is like a “cap,” that’s placed over broken or damaged teeth to protect them. At Third Street Dental, we work with a local lab to create your crown because we love the quality of their work. Not only do they excel at creating well-fitting custom crowns, but they also use a variety of materials to design crowns that match the unique shade and contour of your existing teeth.
We May Recommend Crowns To:
- Strengthen Tooth Structure
- Protect a Root Canal
- Attach a Bridge
- Cover a Large Filling
- Replace an Old Crown
- Cover a Discolored or Misshapen Tooth
- Restore a Fractured or Broken Tooth
Get a New Crown in Only 2 Visits
If you’re nervous by the thought of getting a new crown, you’ll love our gentle approach to dental care. We do everything we can to help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
We’ll remove any decay and shape your tooth for crown placement.
An accurate impression of your tooth ensures a great-fitting crown.
A temporary crown protects your tooth and prevents any shifting while your permanent crown is being fabricated.
We’ll gently remove your temporary crown, then bond or cement your permanent crown into place.
Dental Crowns FAQ’s
It’s not uncommon to have questions about a treatment. Here are the top questions asked by patients at Third Street Dental.
How Much Does It Cost to Get a Crown?
This varies depending on your insurance plan. We always work with your insurance company to determine your out-of-pocket expense before beginning treatment. We’ll also review your treatment plan and insurance to make sure you take advantage of any dental benefits you’re due.
How Long Does the Process of Getting a Crown Take?
During your first appointment, we’ll prepare your tooth and place a temporary crown; this usually takes approximately 90 minutes. This appointment may be longer if there are multiple crowns to complete. At your second appointment, two weeks later, we will affix your permanent crown. That process is quicker and can be completed in 30-60 minutes.
If I Get a Crown, Will I Be Given Anesthesia?
Yes, we do offer a local anesthetic and, optional, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) during the crown procedure.
Request an Appointment
If you have a fractured or weak tooth, a dental crown will protect your tooth from future damage, reducing the likelihood you’ll need more expensive treatment further down the road. Book your appointment with Third Street Dental today to experience our safe and gentle approach to dental care.