Dental Crowns

Dental Crown in Grapevine Texas 

Dental crowns are a restoration used to improve your tooth’s strength, function, shape, and appearance. Dental crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. A crown is typically performed when an existing tooth with a crown has decayed and a replacement is needed or a tooth has a large filling and/or decay and can benefit from the support of a crown. Crowns for teeth are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the tooth crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. 

 

Dental Crown Cost

The cost of a crown depends on a lot of factors, for example, the lab your doctor is using, the material, and any special shading or shape of the desired final look for the patient. The price range for a crown can be anywhere from $1,100-$1,500. The Grapevine Dentist understands the great value and strength a crown can bring to a damaged tooth so we’ve made it affordable here. Cost, of course, depends on dental insurance as well. Keep in mind sometimes even with dental insurance a crown will be considered a “major” dental service that may have a waiting period or no coverage at all. Do not worry we are always willing to work with you! 

 

Porcelain Crown 

Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Depending on the location of your tooth, we can recommend the best tooth crown options based on the goals you have for your dental health and appearance of your smile. Multiple crowns on your front teeth can completely makeover your smile, crowns on all your upper and/or lower teeth can restore years of lost tooth height from grinding, or individual crowns can restore teeth with large cavities, fillings, or previous crowns. However, porcelain is one of the most sought out materials that doctors like to use for esthetic reasons and to get a more natural-like crown. 

 

Dental Crown Procedure

Your tooth crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed. We take a digital impression with our iTero Element scanner for a comfortable, putty-free impression whenever possible. This also allows for the most accurate fit and quick turnaround time from the dental lab, usually within a week. After shaping the tooth and taking the digital impression, a temporary crown will be made for you. It will be made out of a material similar to plastic and will keep the tooth protected and insulated. When your permanent crown is received from the lab, a second visit will be needed to try on and cement the crown. This visit can usually be done without having to numb the area. An x-ray will be taken to confirm the fit of the crown to the tooth. The crown will then be cleaned and treated to ensure the best adhesion to the tooth. Your bite will be checked and a final x-ray is typically taken to ensure no extra cement was left below the gums.

 

Types of dental crowns 

There are 5 different types of crowns. Each is made of a different type of material. The doctor bases the type of material he will request for your customized crown to be made according to where the tooth is located, is it a back molar or front tooth? Here are the different type of crowns:

  • Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) 
  • Metal crown (gold or silver) 
  • All ceramic crown 
  • All resin crown 
  • Stainless steel crown (usually used for young kids/teens)

 

If you’ve been told you need a crown and are unsure about the cost or diagnosis please don’t hesitate to call us for a second opinion! 

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