Experience the Benefits of Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a cap that’s used to cover broken, damaged, or missing teeth. It’s made of strong, porcelain material to replicate the look and feel of a natural tooth.
In the past, many dental practices used metal crowns to restore teeth. However, dentists such as Dr. Smith now use porcelain crowns that blend in flawlessly with your smile and don’t contain any harmful chemicals that some metal crowns consist of.
The Dental Crown Process
Porcelain crowns can be used for a variety of reasons, and each one is custom made to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Smith so he can determine if you need a dental crown.
This restoration may be a good option for you if your tooth needs to be:
- Strengthened — if a large portion of your tooth has been affected by a root canal or major filling, a crown can be used to build the tooth back up.
- Replaced — when a tooth needs to be extracted or is already missing, we’ll place crowns over the teeth adjacent to the missing one to support the crown in the middle. They can also replace unattractive metal crowns.
- Restored — broken, cracked, chipped, or even discolored teeth will be restored when they’re covered with beautiful porcelain crowns
Who’s a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
At our practice here in Kingston, PA, we want our patients to be completely satisfied with their smile. Achieving a stunning, healthy smile will boost your confidence and allow you to be a happier person.
You’re a perfect candidate for a dental crown if you’re looking to find relief from the pain of your damaged teeth or just want to be able to smile without feeling embarrassed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Since crowns are made from porcelain, they’ll stay the same color as when you first received them. If your surrounding teeth have become stained or discolored since receiving this restoration, Dr. Smith can provide you with one of our whitening treatments.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of dental crowns depends on a variety of factors. These include your insurance provider, why you need a crown, and how many you’re receiving.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If your crown has been damaged in any way, contact our office at (570) 714-3883 to have Dr. Smith examine it. He may choose to fix it or replace it if necessary.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Gold or metal crowns can be unattractive, so we offer our patients porcelain crowns to replace them.