Dental Crowns for North Dallas Residents
Do you feel self-conscious about your smile because of cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth? Our Dallas dental office can help you revitalize your health and your confidence with one or more custom-made dental crowns. Fillings can help you treat small defects, like cavities, while a crown can provide long-term help for more extensive problems, from advanced decay to structural damage. And with the materials used to make today’s crowns, the results will look natural.
Most contemporary crowns are made from strong, durable porcelain, which closely mimics the appearance of natural enamel. Porcelain also reflects light the way enamel does. As a result, you can smile or speak feeling confident in the knowledge that no one will ever notice your crown.
Besides repairing decay or structural damage, crowns can also correct problems with your bite, close spaces between your teeth, and—as part of a bridge or implant—replace a missing tooth.
Dental Crown Procedure
In Dallas, dental crowns are expertly crafted by Dale W. Greer, D.D.S. Inc. When you come to our office, we will make sure you are completely comfortable before beginning your crown procedure. It’s not unusual for a patient to feel somewhat nervous before a lengthy procedure such as a crown. If you’d like some help feeling relaxed in the dentist’s chair, we do offer sedation dentistry. Be sure to talk to Dr. Greer or one of his assistants about this completely safe and reliable treatment.
Once you're comfortable, Dr. Greer will anesthetize the tooth and surrounding gum tissue. Then, he will gently remove decay if there is any present and reduce the size of your damaged tooth. In this way, your new crown will fit seamlessly alongside your other teeth. When this portion of the procedure is completed, we will take an impression of your prepared tooth that we will use in the office to make a temporary crowns, and our dental lab will use to make your permanent crown.
When your custom-crafted permanent crown is ready, you'll return to our office where Dr. Greer will remove the temporary and cement your new crown into place. He will make sure the crown fits comfortably when you bite together. Whether your crown is to restore a damaged tooth or is part of bridgework or a dental implant, you can be sure your newly restored smile will be healthy and natural-looking.
For dental crowns, Dallas, call the office of Dale W. Greer, D.D.S. Inc.
Dental Crowns FAQs
Dental crowns in North Dallas are commonly used in restorative density because they are versatile. They can provide an added layer of protection for a weakened tooth or to improve its overall health and appearance. Although you’ve heard about their benefits, it’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the procedure. We’ll take the time to explain everything during your consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us to help ease your worries.
Why do I need a dental crown?
A dental crown is a protective cap that’s bonded over the entire surface of a tooth visible above the gum line. This allows it to be beneficial for several purposes. After a thorough consultation, your dentist in North Dallas may recommend the restoration to treat several issues, such as:
- Large area of decay.
- Preserve a weakened tooth.
- Breaks or fractures.
- Along with a root canal.
- Support a dental bridge.
Why do I need a temporary crown?
You’ll need a temporary restoration while waiting for the dental lab to finish making your permanent crown because your tooth will need to be reshaped. As a result, your tooth will be vulnerable until the final crown is bonded in place. The temporary crown will protect your tooth until the dental lab has completed your restoration.
How long will my dental crown last?
Modern crowns aren’t made of metal, but they are equally durable. An all-ceramic crown can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist regularly. It’s also best to take a few extra precautions to protect your crown from damage, like avoiding overly hard or sticking foods and wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
How much do dental crowns cost?
There isn’t a set fee for dental crowns because the cost is based on several factors, like the material used to make your restoration. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your consultation and explain the fees associated with your plan. A member of our team will discuss your payment options to keep your treatment affordable. Besides traditional methods, we also accept third-party financing.
Does my dental insurance cover crowns?
Every plan is unique, but most dental insurance companies offer coverage for crowns. After paying your annual deductible, you’re given an allowance to use toward the cost of your treatments to offset the amount you need to pay. We will work on your behalf with your insurance company to file the necessary claim forms and explain how your benefits are being used. If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll help you find the solutions you need to rehabilitate your smile without breaking the bank.