Tooth Crowns in Chantilly
If you have broken, chipped, or discolored teeth that keep you from looking and feeling your best, then getting a tooth crown may be the answer for you.
Definition of a Tooth Crown
A crown, also called a cap, is a cover that’s custom made for one of your teeth, and extends from the top of your teeth to the gum line. It will cover cracks, chips, and other disfigurations to your teeth and your crown or cap will appear like your natural teeth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or when the tooth isn’t strong enough for a filling.
Who Places a Tooth Crown?
Installation of a dental crown is considered to be a routine procedure just like a filling, a cleaning, or a root canal. All of our great dentists can provide you with a high quality crown, so call our office for more information.
What Types of Tooth Crowns Are Available?
Tooth crowns are either temporary or permanent. A temporary crown is prefabricated from stainless steel or plastic and is used as an interim appliance until your permanent crown is ready to be installed.
What’s a Ceramic Crown?
Ceramic crowns have a porcelain base and are usually used for a front tooth crown because they’re the most similar in color and texture to your natural teeth. Ceramic crowns are a little more brittle than porcelain crowns but with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades.
What’s a Porcelain Crown?
A porcelain crown is fused to a metal base, which provides a stronger crown and a better bond. A porcelain crown is stronger than its ceramic counterpart and is usually used for the side teeth.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Getting a crown is a multi-step procedure so you should allow for at least two dental visits, more if you have additional issues. On your initial visit, your dentist will examine your oral health and the viability of the tooth that needs the crown. If your dentist is satisfied with the results, he or she will file down the tooth and then take an impression which will be used to make your dental crown.
You’ll then be supplied with a temporary tooth cap to use until your permanent one is ready. When the permanent cap is ready to be installed, your dentist will adjust it for maximum use and comfort, and no one will know you have a cap unless you tell them.
What Will a Crown Cost?
Your dental crown cost will be unique to you and will depend on several factors, including the condition of your oral health, the type of crown selected, whether you want a gold crown tooth, and your dental insurance. Call our office and we’ll provide you with more detailed cost information for your situation.
Maximizing Your Crowns
Your dental caps can last for decades if you take care of them properly. Maintaining good oral hygiene includes regular cleanings and checkups, flossing daily, and brushing at least twice a day. Call our office to schedule a maintenance visit or to inquire about getting crowns for teeth.