Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Yucaipa

Shodhan Dentistry provides solutions to your oral health & teeth aesthetic problems. If your tooth needs it, our Yucaipa Dentist can provide dental crowns. When you visit our dental office, you can be confident your dental needs are a priority.

What Is A Crown?

If you’re not familiar, Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped caps. Dentists will place these caps over your tooth and bond the two together. These protective caps will cover your damaged and weak teeth. The result is a tooth that’s durable and functional while aesthetically healthy-looking.
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When Are Dental Crowns Needed?

Crowns have many beneficial uses. Reasons you will need a crown include:
  • finishing a dental implant treatment
  • acting as a cosmetic cover for a discolored or stained tooth
  • to both cover and protect a decayed tooth
  • cover and protect a tooth that has chips or fractures
  • after receiving a root canal treatment
  • providing support for a dental bridge
  • improving smile aesthetics by covering gaps or misshapes

Am I Candidate To Get A Dental Crown?

There are a plethora of reasons why someone will need crowns. The main reason dentists prescribe them is when patients have difficulty speaking or eating. The custom restorations help restore both function and tooth appearance. You’re a suitable candidate if you suffer from any of the following issues:
  • Fractured, chipped, or cracked teeth: custom-fit dental crowns protect from further damage
  • Large Dental Fillings: this filling can leave tooth walls thin and weak
  • Root Canal Treatment: treated tooth will be soft and vulnerable
  • Tooth Decay: crowns will restore teeth ravaged by decay
  • Missing Teeth: After receiving a dental implant, your dentist will place a crown on top of it. The crown placement helps complete the lost teeth replacement process
  • Cosmetic Issues: crowns are custom made to look and feel like your natural teeth. They are the perfect dental appliance to hide cosmetic issues.

Types Of Dental Crowns

There are a few different types of crowns available. Common crown types dentists can use are:
  • Stainless steel: temporary crowns that act as a protective shield while the lab constructs the permanent one.
  • Gold/Platinum: made from metal base alloys. These are the strongest and longest-lasting type of crowns.
  • Resin: budget-friendly, inexpensive materials. These crown types will break down faster than the gold/platinum ones.
  • Porcelain: the favored crown by many. Porcelain crowns have a natural look to them with their color matching. Great for support in a dental bridge.

Dental Crown Procedure

Expect the process of getting a crown to last over two visits. During the 1st visit, there will be imaging and a thorough exam. The dentist will also prep the tooth with filing to get it to a specific shape. If the tooth has any decay, the dentist will also remove it as well. Then impressions and a bite model are taken for the lab to create the permanent crown. At this point, the dentist places a temporary crown. At the second visit weeks later, your dentist will fuse and bond the permanent crown on top of the tooth.

Are There Any Side Effects Or Risks With Crowns?

Though crowns are a conservative treatment, they do come with potential risks such as:
  • gum infections
  • bleeding at the crown site
  • allergic reaction to the anesthesia used
  • developing tooth decay underneath the crown with ill placements

How Long Do Crowns Last?

While crowns aren’t permanent, they can last quite a while. On average, patients should expect their dental crown to last about 15 years. If one takes care of their crowns properly, it’s not uncommon to have them last 25-30 years.

Does Insurance cover crowns?

Since crowns have many versatile uses, the dental insurance coverage will vary. Often insurances will cover the crown procedure when it’s necessary for dental health. Dental health, for example, includes supporting or protecting a weak and decayed tooth. If the crown is for cosmetic reasons, expect no coverage for your insurance.
The other significant factor in costs will be your chosen insurance carrier and elected coverage. Insurance coverage varies by the type of plan and benefit levels you’ve chosen. Most, if not all, insurances have a cap on the coverage they payout. Once you reach the cap, the patient will need to cover any costs after.
Our Yucaipa dentist accepts many PPO insurances. We have many appointments in the early mornings, evenings, and even Saturdays. Let us get you out of pain today and put that smile back on your face soon.

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