At Callahan & Klein, we always suggest porcelain crowns to our patients. They are strong and long-lasting, and they create a beautiful natural look.
Crowns are installed in two short and convenient treatments and offers quick results for patients who want to transform their smile.
There are other types of crowns if Porcelain isn’t right for you. Talk to your dentist about other options.
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments at our office. At your first appointment, we will take a digital scan of the tooth in question. The scan uses 3D imaging to perfectly capture the size and shape of your tooth. This digital scan will then be used to create a custom porcelain crown that perfectly fits your mouth. The scan will also be used to create a temporary crown, which we’ll give you right away. This temporary crown stays on your tooth for approximately two weeks while your new porcelain crown is expertly fabricated by professionals at a premier dental laboratory.
In order to prepare your tooth for the crown, your dentist may have to use local anaesthesia. While the tooth is numb, the dentist can make minor preparations and adjustments. He or she will remove any decay from the tooth and will shape the surface of it to properly fit the crown. After all decay has been removed and your tooth has been shaped, your temporary crown will be placed onto your natural tooth with temporary cement and your bite will be checked for comfort and proper alignment.
Up to two weeks or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is ready to be securely fitted. At your second appointment, we’ll remove your temporary crown and thoroughly clean the tooth underneath. After the tooth is cleaned, your new porcelain crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
After that, you’re done! The end result is a new tooth that will blend in perfectly with the others. The inconvenience and after-effects of this treatment are minimal. Before you leave our office, we will give you care instructions that will help you keep your crown in like-new condition. A quality crown could serve its owner for life.
We also always encourage our patients to schedule regular dental visits to check up on their new crown and to make sure that they remain happy with the results.
Your specific treatment may differ depending on your individual needs. At Callahan & Klein we take pride in meeting the unique needs of every patient who walks through our door. The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. To find out what the best solution is for you and your specific condition, schedule an appointment to talk to us about your unique smile.
The cost of crowns varies depending on the type of crown, the material that the crown is made out of, and the reason that you are getting the crown. For example, your dental insurance will probably cover some of the cost of a crown that is replacing a fractured tooth, but it might not cover the cost of crowns installed for purely cosmetic reasons. Check with your insurance provider to find out what kind of coverage is available for you.
The upfront cost of crowns is significant, but they are a lifetime investment in your oral health. Crowns protect damaged teeth and allow patients to eat, speak, and go about their day in comfort. When considering the cost of crowns, don’t forget about the lasting impact that they can have on your quality of life.
At Callahan & Klein, we’re committed to working with our patients to find the treatment that works best for their health and their finances. If you are interested in crowns, we will review options and prices with you until we find the best solution for you!