When a tooth is misshapen, discoloured or moderately damaged, it can ruin your smile and negatively affect your self-confidence. An alternative to covering it with a veneer or repairing it with bonding is to place a crown on top of it. A crown is a hollow cap made from gold, porcelain fused to gold or ceramic, which is shaped like your tooth and cemented in place.
Other reasons your dentist might recommend a crown include keeping a damaged tooth or weak tooth from further deterioration or to protect a tooth after a root canal treatment has been completed.
Dental crowns can cover front or back teeth.
Dental crowns protect teeth from further damage, look and feel like natural teeth and provide a long-lasting treatment option.
Dental crowns are a more expensive option for treating a damaged tooth.
No. Once the crown is cemented you should have no problems eating, drinking or talking.
No. The tooth being restored receives local anesthesia to ensure that the entire appointment is very comfortable. After the procedure is over and the anesthesia wears off, you may experience some discomfort around the temporary crown and/or the gums around the tooth. The discomfort tends to be minimal and lasts only a day or so. Over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen will effectively manage this discomfort for the first few days.
Dental crowns last an average of five to ten years but could last a lifetime with good home care. This means brushing, flossing and rinsing daily and booking regular check-ups with your dentist.
It is difficult to determine the cost of crowns without first performing an assessment of the tooth. Factors that can impact the cost of treatment include the reasons for receiving the crown, the extent of the damage to the tooth, the material used in crown fabrication etc. Your crown may be covered by your dental insurance. Once your dentist has had an opportunity to examine the area, they can send a cost estimate to your insurer to determine if the proposed treatment is covered under your dental plan.
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