Tooth Crowns in Philadelphia

If you would like to cover one or more poorly shaped or discolored teeth or a fractured tooth, ask us about how a crown can restore your tooth.

Are Dental Crowns a Permanent Solution?

The dental crown procedure is a permanent restoration treatment for teeth, which last about seven years, but often far longer. Crowns encase damaged or cosmetically imperfect teeth with a tooth-like material so the crown looks like any other tooth. Crowns offer support for weakened teeth, which will restore your bite.

Can a General Dentist Give Me a Crown?

A general dentist often provides patients with crowns, which are dental caps that protect a tooth after a very large filling or root canal therapy. Getting a tooth crown in Philadelphia from a family or general dentist is common today, as many people prefer to stay with a dental professional they know and trust. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Is There a Standard Material Used for Crowns?

There are porcelain, ceramic and metal crowns for teeth, plus steel and plastic temporary crowns. Our dentist will explain the choices to you in detail, ensuring that you will have the perfect tooth crown for your needs.

Porcelain Crowns

A tooth cap made from porcelain with a metal base is ideal for a misshapen tooth, or a tooth that is significantly shorter than the other teeth. Crowns made from porcelain are strong enough to shore up teeth with very large fillings and fractured teeth, as well.

Ceramic Crowns

A ceramic crown is the closest thing to a natural tooth in terms of color. While not suitable for capping a molar because it can become brittle with a heavy bite, ceramic is a perfect front tooth crown.

Gold Crowns

A gold crown tooth stands out as a fashion statement on a front tooth; however, gold crowns are so strong that they are best for back teeth and molars.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Crowns?

Sometimes insurance covers the cost, depending on why you are getting a crown. Discount dental plans may also save you money if you do not have insurance. Ask our helpful staff about the anticipated dental crown cost, your coverage and what amount you can expect to pay out-of-pocket.

How Long Does it Take To Get a Crown?

Having a crown put on typically require two visits, unless you are having root canal therapy or other work, which will entail an additional visit. The initial visit is devoted to discussing the procedure and crown materials with our dentist and preparing the tooth for a crown. Our dentist will supply you with a prefabricated temporary steel or plastic crown until your permanent crown is ready for you.

During the second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit the permanent crown to your satisfaction.

Will My Crown Last a Long Time?

A crown can last anywhere from seven to 40 years, depending on your oral hygiene habits. Brush and floss as directed by the dentist and come in for regular checkups and cleanings to keep your crown in tip-top condition.

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