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Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crown

Dental Crown is a tooth-shaped cap/cover that goes on the top of your tooth or implant and covers everything on top of gums.

Dental Crown/Tooth Cap is the best way to protect the broken tooth or root canal treated tooth in order to achieve a natural look, size, and shape.

Do I really need a Crown? What problems do Dental Crowns fix?

At Dental Square, your Favorite Dentist in Lumberton TX, family dentistry, werecommend Dental crown/tooth cap mainly for protective andcosmetic. Normally the types of crowns made for protective reasons will also consider the aesthetic aspects. That is the reason why Zirconia / All Ceramic crown is becoming popular. Some of the common reasons why you need a crown are as follows: 

  • A tooth is significantly cracked 
  • A piece has broken off of your tooth 
  • You just completeroot canal treatment  
  • A tooth is significantly worn down 
  • You need to replace a tooth with Dental implant 
  • A tooth that has existing large amalgam(silver) filling and start developing leakage around filling with recurrent decay 
  • Large fillings that compromise strength or weaken one of thecusps of the tooth. 

What happens when you get a crown? Dental crown procedure

Usually crown takes 2 step appointment. It also depends on the type of dental crown you need. With Modern technology available now in dentistry, a same-day crown is also possible but it's not always recommended.

After your exam and consultation,  our Lumberton top-rated dentist at Smile Square numbs your tooth and files it down/ reshape it to appropriate measurement depending on the type of crown selected, that allow for the crown to be fitted directly over the top. 

In this world of Modern Dentistry, we can take an impression by scanning the tooth with a digital intraoral scanner or regular impression material. These impressions are sent out to the best dental labs to fabricate custom-fitted crown on your tooth. Once the crowns are received from the lab, they are cemented to your tooth at your next visit with dental cement.

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Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth? Does the crown hurt ?

The answer is "NO" because at Dental Square, your best dentist in Lumberton, Texas,  is well known in the community for gentle dentistry and we take pride in providing the most comfortable experience with almost pain-free delivery of local anesthesia which makes the whole procedure pain-free.

After the procedure is over and the anesthesia has worn off, you may feel some mild sensitivity with the temporary crown or some soreness in the gums around the tooth. That's it. 

Types of Dental crown/ What type of crown is best? Crown for teeth whitening, Chipped crown ?? White teeth cap?

To ensure optimal results for your tooth restoration, we can design dental crowns from a variety of materials, such as metal, stainless steel, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or zirconia. Metal and PFM crowns may be appropriate for molars and premolars, due to the extensive amount of bite pressure that they’re exposed to. For more cosmetically pleasing results, we can also design your crown to closely mimic the healthy, natural appearance of your tooth.

These days all ceramic crowns ( porcelain or zirconia) are the most recommended. Porcelain and zirconia are highly durable and can be tinted and layered to match the specific color, shade, and brightness of your tooth. 

Zirconium is a very strong substance that can endure wear and tear of everyday use. When looking at Zirconium crowns from an aesthetic point it is very similar to a natural tooth and reflects light the same way. This may be important if your new crowns are on the front of your mouth and it is particularly relevant in cases where the crown will be seen next to the natural teeth. Zirconia crowns combine the strength of metal crowns and the appearance of porcelain. A highly translucent type of zirconia is gaining in popularity recently.

Considering all this, it's very confusing to choose what kind of crown you want. All these different kinds of crowns are recommended for different purposes and their cost vary from one type to another type of crown. 

But don’t worry or don’t waste your time figuring out which crown is best for your tooth. Simply call us at Dental Square and your Dentist in Lumberton, TX will go over all the options and will help you to choose what you need the most.

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How long do Dental Crowns last? How long does Dental Bridge last?

The average lifespan for a well-maintained dental crown is typically around 15 years. However, when taken care of properly, it is common to see them last upwards of 25-30 years. At Dental Square, Family Dentistry, your trusted local dentists in Lumberton, Texas will provide you high quality dentistry and we proudly provide 7 year full warranty without paying extra. It is a huge peace of mind when you are investing time and money for your tooth.

How much does a crown cost?

To be very honest, there is no magic number or answer that fits all patients, it can change depending on insurance coverage, which tooth, no insurance coverage, zip code, type of crown, etc. Generally, crowns can range in cost from $600 to $1300, or more per crown at Dental Square, local family dentist in Lumberton, TX.   The great thing is If you have insurance coverage then your policy would cover some/most part of it. If you don’t have insurance then you can sign up for our office discount plan and get immediate coverage for discounted fees.

Give us a call and we will be happy to verify on behalf your behalf.

Is a crown better than a filling?

During your consultation or second opinion for a Dental Crown or Dental Cap, the most commonly asked question is can we wait for a Dental Crown? Can we just do fillings?  Unfortunately, the answer is “ NO “. At Dental Square, we don’t recommend crowns if you don’t need it. Fillings don’t protect the teeth because they don’t cover the tooth completely. Large fillings can get fractured or fracture the tooth. We are looking for long term healthy teeth that last forever so we recommend Crown only when it is absolutely necessary.

Ultimately the choice to get a crown belongs to the patient. We will give the patient the necessary information, photos, similar cases, and their outcome and advice to help them make an informed decision. Our ultimate goal is protecting your teeth, and keeping them in the best condition for the rest of their life. Crowns are necessary after a Root Canal Procedure and those teeth that have large existing leaking fillings,  to protect the integrity of the tooth. Root canal teeth become brittle and weak because the nerve is no longer viable and there is no blood supply to that tooth. Hence, they can fracture easily. Crowns are the only way to protect those teeth.

Call Dental Square, Trusted Dentist in Lumberton, texas area to talk About Teeth Caps