About Dental Crowns
To restore and protect broken teeth, deep discoloration, significant decay, and other problems, dental crowns cover the entire tooth. At DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY, crowns (sometimes called caps) are strong, durable covers that fit snugly over the area of the tooth above the gumline in cases where a cavity is too large to be filled with a tooth-colored filling or if the tooth is broken and needs protection. Crowns can also be used to mask a discolored tooth or to add to the stability to a dental bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Louisville can be porcelain, ceramic, or metal, depending on the location of the crown. The less visible teeth usually benefit from the extra strength of metal, while the visible teeth look better with porcelain or ceramic crowns, which are colored to match the patient's natural teeth.
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What to Expect
To create a custom crown, our dentists first prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, then taking digital X-rays and impressions of the tooth, which will be sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown can be placed on the tooth while the custom crown is being created. When the custom crown is returned to DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY, our dentists will carefully set and fit the crown on the tooth. Our dentists may adjust the crown for the most comfortable fit.
Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but for the most part patients do not have any pain after a crown is in place. With proper home care and regular dental exams and cleanings, a crown may last for 10 - 40 years, depending on the placement and material of the crown. In some cases, an infection or cavity may grow under the crown, which may require a root canal or other procedure.
If the crown is considered essential for the patient's health, dental insurance companies will usually cover part or most of the cost, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY will check with the patient’s insurance to determine their coverage and the patient's out-of-pocket costs. Estimated costs, payment options, and financing plans are available through our office in Louisville, KY and can be discussed during the patient's meeting with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A dental crown can be used to protect a decayed or broken tooth, as well as hide a cosmetic flaw or discoloration. To fix the appearance or health of a single tooth, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY and find out if a dental crown is a possible option for your concerns.