Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Cosmetic Dentistry in Plano, TX

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What are Dental Crowns?

At our Plano, TX cosmetic dentistry practice, helping patients maintain beautiful, healthy smiles is our number one priority. Unfortunately, many patients suffer from chipped, decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth. For these patients, Dr. Ron Bosher and Dr. Tim Nguyen offer a number of restorative dentistry options. One of these options is a dental crown. A dental crown is a porcelain restoration that is placed over the entire surface of a tooth in order to restore strength to the affected area, and mask damage such as chips, cracks, or stains. Unlike veneers, which are bonded to the front of the teeth, dental crowns completely encase the tooth. This not only protects the tooth from further damage, but also provides an aesthetically pleasing look. Made of a strong porcelain material, dental crowns mimic the properties of natural teeth, in appearance and function.

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

At Parker West Dental Associates, we understand the self-consciousness and dysfunction of missing or chipped teeth. We offer dental crowns as an option for our Plano, TX patients who are looking to enjoy a number of benefits from their procedure, including:

  • Increased comfort and ease of speaking, chewing, and smiling
  • Simple, customized procedure that requires minimal recovery
  • Restored function and appearance of teeth and smile
  • Long-lasting results that will keep you content for years to come

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Plano, TX women and men may need to have a crown placed to repair several dental conditions and to restore proper function and cosmetic appeal to a tooth. The most common reasons for needing a dental crown procedure are:

  • Teeth that are fractured or cracked
  • Eroded or worn teeth
  • Misshapen or deeply stained teeth
  • Significant areas of decay
  • Teeth with large, damaged fillings
  • Teeth that have received a root canal
  • Tooth replacement with a dental bridge
  • To finish a single dental implant

At Parker West Dental Associates, a crown can be used for the back and front teeth and may be made of high-grade ceramic or other aesthetic materials, porcelain with a metal base, or a precious metal (like gold). Our qualified dental team can take a look at your tooth and help you determine the best type of dental crown for your personal oral health needs and cosmetic preferences.

How are Dental Crowns Installed?

The process of placing dental crowns requires several steps. First, we begin preparing the tooth, which involves eliminating any existing decay and any old filling, as well as a small amount of enamel to make room for the crown. Then, the dentist uses 3-D imaging with a laser scanner in order to get accurate representation of the preparation. Usually, the porcelain crown is designed and made while the patient waits, then bonded in place. The entire procedure can be completed in about 2 hours. Making the crown the same day eliminates the need for the patient to return for a second appointment and having to wear a temporary crown for 2 to 3 weeks. At times, a tooth may have certain needs that requires the crown be made in the laboratory with other materials, which cannot be milled in the office. With the dentist's experience, he knows what materials and technique is best for each individual situation.

What is Estimated Cost of a Dental CrowN?

A dental crown’s materials and treatment can cost between $1,400-$1,600 per tooth. Dental insurance generally covers a portion of this cost. Our billing coordinator will work with the patient and the insurance to determine the appropriate coverage.

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What are the benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns offer several benefits for patients who have teeth that have been weakened by decay or trauma. For individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth due to chips, cracks, or stains, dental crowns are an effective way to mask those imperfections. Today's dental crowns are made of porcelain, which is both strong and natural-looking.

What Material Options are There?

Dental crowns can be made of several materials including porcelain, zirconium, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. Patients are encouraged to discuss the options with the dentist to determine the best crown material for their specific needs and aesthetic goals.

Will Dental Crowns Last?

Just like real teeth, dental crowns can last a long time with a good hygiene routine. With proper care, dental crowns can last up to 15 or 20 years. 

Do I need a Root Canal before Getting a Crown?

Not all patients will require a root canal before getting a dental crown. However, in some cases, endodontic work will be required before placing a crown into its final position. If the tooth shows continued signs of pain to hot, cold and/or pressure, a root canal may be recommended.

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Average Cost  
$1,400 - $1,600
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
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Restore Teeth with Natural-Looking Crowns

Decay, cracked teeth, and other dental problems may be best treated with a custom crown at our Plano, TX practice. A crown can help protect your tooth from additional damage while regaining optimal oral function and an improved aesthetic appearance. Contact Parker West Dental Associates to book an appointment with Dr. Bosher or Dr. Nguyen and determine if a dental crown or another solution is best for your oral health.

 

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