Dental / Porcelain Crown FAQs

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a restoration placed over the entire visible area of a damaged or aesthetically displeasing tooth.

What are dental crowns made of?

There are three types of crowns, each made of a different mix of materials. They can be gold, porcelain, or a mix of porcelain and metal.

What conditions can crowns fix?

Crowns can be used to cover and treat decaying teeth, and teeth that are gapped, chipped, discolored, misshapen, or otherwise damaged.

What are the major differences between the crown types?

There are three different types of crowns that can be used to correct your damaged teeth: metal, porcelain attached to metal, and porcelain. All three types of crowns can repair your teeth, but all-porcelain crowns are the only kind that completely restores both the function and appearance of your teeth.

During your initial consultation, we can examine your teeth and make a recommendation regarding crown type based on your specific needs and desires.

What is the procedure for applying dental crowns?

It's generally a two step procedure. The first step is to prep the teeth involved and take a mold to send to our ceramist who will make your restoration. After taking the mold, a temporary crown will be made. Once the crown is made by our ceramist , we will get you back and make sure it fits properly then bond the permanent crown in place.

How much do crowns cost?

This will depend on how many crowns you need and what material they are made of. Insurance may cover some of your dental crown costs, and we can help you determine that when you come in for your initial consultation.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and think dental crowns might be a good solution, contact Brighton Dental Associates today. There's no better time to improve your smile and your life!

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