What is a Dental Crown?June 1, 2017
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is custom made to fit over damaged teeth, teeth that have had root canals, dental implants and for cosmetic purposes. Dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth and restore the size and shape. A Crown Dental is also used by Ocean Front Dental to strengthen teeth. When bonded into place, the crown fully encases and covers the visible portion of your tooth at and above your gum line.
What are Dental Crowns Made of?
There are several types of dental crowns available. Porcelain dental crowns, resign dental crowns, ceramic dental crowns, all metal dental crowns and porcelain fused to metal crowns.
What is the Best Material for a Dental Crown?
There is no one size fits all when it comes to the best dental crown material. Before you decide what material you would like for your dental crowns, it is important to talk to your dentist at Ocean Front Dental who can determine what type of dental crowns would be best for your particular needs.
How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?
According to Dr. Nick Seddon, if you practice good oral hygiene, your dental crowns can last between 5 and 10 years with some lasting as long as 25 years. It’s important to remember that you can still get tooth decay and gum disease if you have crowns.
Ocean Front Dental recommends that you brush twice, floss daily, and don’t forget to brush around the area of the dental crown or crowns where your gum meets the Crown dental. Rinsing with an antibacterial mouth rinse will also help keep the crown clean.
Price for a Dental Crown
The price for a dental crown can vary and is dependent on where you live and what type of crown Ocean Front Dental recommends. Porcelain dental crowns are usually more expensive than both porcelain fused to metal and gold crowns. The price for a dental crown will typically cost between $800.00 and $1,700.
If you would like more information regarding dental crowns or any other dental procedure, call or click and schedule an appointment with Ocean Front Dental today.Back to the Blog