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Dental Crowns

If you are someone who has cracked, stained, damaged or weak teeth, you might be a great candidate for dental crowns. Our skilled cosmetic dentists have extensive experience helping people elevate both the function and aesthetic of their smile with beautiful, natural-looking crowns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled providers. In the meantime, we invite you to review the informative sections below to learn more about porcelain dental crowns.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Cosmetic dental crowns are best described as tooth “caps” that completely cover a damaged, stained, or otherwise compromised tooth. In addition to being performed as a standalone procedure to strengthen individual teeth, crowns are also often incorporated into other restorative treatment plans, such as a full mouth rehabilitation. They are also commonly used to anchor dental bridges, and they are placed on top of single-tooth dental implants to replicate the tooth body. At Innovative Dental, our crowns are made from high-quality dental porcelain and meticulously designed to match the color of your natural teeth, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. We craft our crowns using innovative CEREC® 3D technology, which often makes it so that we can design, fabricate, and place your new crown(s) in a single dental visit!

What Are Partial Dental Crowns?

If you have teeth that have been cracked but do not need a full coverage crown, teeth that cannot be repaired with a filling, or teeth that have a large degree of tooth decay, you may be a great candidate for dental inlays and/or onlays. Also called partial crowns or ¾ crowns, these innovative dental restorations are made with our CEREC® 3D technology. If you are interested in the procedure, contact us today and we can determine the best treatment plan for you!

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns?

Porcelain dental crowns can be an effective solution for restoring form and function to damaged teeth while also improving their appearance. Below are a few other benefits to this type of procedure.

  • Natural: At Innovative Dental, we use high-quality porcelain to create our dental crowns. Using porcelain allows us to choose a color that closely matches the color of your teeth. Not only can our porcelain crowns provide a natural look, but they can also provide a natural feel that is smooth and comfortable.
  • Durable: Our porcelain dental crowns can be long-lasting and very durable, as long as patients commit to maintaining good dental hygiene and attend their regular professional cleanings.
  • Functional: Crowns can help strengthen your teeth and restore your overall oral health. They can also provide added protection for your natural teeth.
  • A Brighter Smile: Porcelain crowns can help conceal undesirable stains and discoloration—even those that cannot be treated through teeth whitening. Many of our cosmetic crown patients are thrilled to show off their brighter, whiter smile.

What Does the Dental Crown Procedure Involve?

Utilizing our CEREC® technology, we can often provide custom-made dental crowns right here in our office in just one visit. During the procedure, CEREC®’s 3D imaging software enables us to take a digital impression of your teeth and design your crown with the utmost precision. Once the design has been completed, your crown can be fabricated out of durable porcelain material using CEREC® milling technology and then secured to your tooth using strong oral cement. Most patients require little to no downtime after the procedure, and our compassionate, experienced team will do everything in their power to ensure the treatment process is as efficient and comfortable as possible.

How Long Do Porcelain Dental Crowns Last?

Through proper care and maintenance, your porcelain dental crowns can last for decades. The dental porcelain used during the fabrication process is durable and stain-resistant, so good oral hygiene and twice-yearly professional cleanings are generally sufficient to keep them in good condition. If you do notice any problems with your crown(s), we encourage you to reach out to your dentist as soon as possible.

How Much Do Porcelain Dental Crowns Cost?

The precise cost of treatment with porcelain crowns will vary based on the unique circumstances of each case, including how many crowns are being placed and whether any preliminary care—such as periodontal therapy or a root canal—is needed. Furthermore, many insurance plans provide coverage for dental crowns, which can significantly impact the final price. Once one of our dentists has had a chance to review the specifics of your case and assess your oral health, we can provide you with a personalized cost estimate for your porcelain crown treatment.

Set Up a Consultation With Innovative Dental

If you are interested in our cosmetic dental crowns, contact Innovative Dental today to set up a consultation with one of our dentists.