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Dental Crowns at Monarch Dental

Dental crowns are an excellent way to reinforce broken or damaged teeth and improve their overall appearance. If you have a decayed or cracked tooth that is too weak to repair with a filling, a crown offers the added protection that you need.
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How Do Dental Crowns Work?

A crown protects a tooth by covering the entire tooth structure that is visible above the gum tissues. Some people refer to crowns as “caps,” since they act like protective shells or covers, reinforcing your tooth from multiple directions. At Monarch Dental, our experienced dentists fit and color match your crown, so it looks just like your natural teeth.

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Types of Dental Crowns

Our customized treatment plans offer several types of dental crowns to best fit the unique needs of our patients. As we plan your smile restoration, our experienced dentists will review each option with you so you can make an educated decision about your smile’s future. Some of the most common types of crowns we offer include the following:

  • Metal Crowns – Depending on the location of your broken or damaged teeth, metal crowns may be recommended. For example, stainless steel crowns are great for temporary protection and they are a preferred option for young children. In contrast, gold dental crowns are useful in areas exposed to heavy biting and chewing pressure, such as back teeth.
  • Porcelain Crowns – Porcelain or ceramic crowns not only rebuild damaged teeth but come in different shades, allowing our dentists to match the material with the enamel on the rest of your teeth. Porcelain is the most common choice for crowns.
  • PFM Crowns – Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns is the preferred choice for addressing significant tooth decay in a prominently visible, load-bearing tooth.The customized shade of porcelain masks any tooth discoloration as it fully covers the durable metal base underneath.

Reasons to Consider Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are good for restoring teeth that have moderate to severe cavities, fractures, cracks, or severe discoloration (when veneers are not appropriate.) They also reinforce teeth after root canal therapy or replace large older fillings, allowing you to preserve your natural tooth for a longer time.

Because severe tooth damage can’t withstand normal biting and chewing pressure, it’s necessary to cover susceptible teeth and reinforce what’s left. Crowns distribute the pressure, enabling you to use your tooth without the fear of additional damage. They can also be paired with dental implants as a final restoration to replace individual missing teeth.

Are There Downsides to Dental Crowns?

As with any restorative treatment, you may notice some mild to moderate tenderness following your dental crown procedure. If symptoms persist for more than a few days, be sure to contact us, as the crown may need to be adjusted.

Our affordable dental crowns are a smart investment in your smile, as they safeguard you against potentially broken teeth, dental emergencies, and the need for further treatment.

Why Choose Monarch for Dental Crowns?

At Monarch Dental, our dental crown costs are competitively priced and we use durable, attractive materials that help you look your best. We prioritize providing you with gentle care that leaves you smiling and confident about the way your teeth look.

What is the Monarch Dental Patient Experience?

With dental crowns, you can protect, restore, and safeguard your damaged tooth in a matter of days. A typical crown treatment generally consists of two separate appointments, approximately two weeks apart.

  1. During your first visit, our experienced dentists will gently numb your tooth and remove any damaged tooth structures.
  2. We prep the tooth to create space for a crown to fit over it properly.
  3. We take a mold of your tooth for our lab and select the type of crown. If a tooth-colored crown is chosen, we will use a special shade guide to match the ceramic or porcelain material to your smile.
  4. Your prepared tooth is covered with a temporary crown to minimize sensitivity.
  5. After two weeks you will return to have the temporary crown removed and the permanent dental crown permanently bonded into place.

What is the Recovery Time and Care Process for a Dental Crown?

Recovering from your dental crown procedure usually takes a few days. Although your tooth is protected, there may be some tenderness or sensitivity. We recommend avoiding hot, cold, sticky, or hard foods until your final crown is in place.

All types of dental crowns require daily maintenance to ensure long-lasting results. Plan to brush and floss around your crown daily to remove plaque. If you have difficulty flossing, a water flosser can also be used. Be sure to plan regular checkups and cleanings to have your crown maintained and monitored every six months.

Patients who tend to clench or grind their teeth should wear a nightguard while they sleep.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

The cost of dental crowns varies tremendously, depending on the type of crown you choose and which teeth are involved. At Monarch Dental, we offer affordable treatments with exact pricing on crowns to take the surprise out of your next dental procedure. We will also estimate your insurance coverage for reduced out-of-pocket fees for your treatment.

Insurances Accepted

Monarch Dental accepts most PPO and HMO dental insurance plans, making it easier for your family to afford the care you need. Use our zip code locator to find a dentist near you.

No insurance? Be sure to join our OneSmile Dental Plan for added savings on nearly all of your family’s oral health care needs.

Monarch Flexible Payment Plans

Affording the cost of a dental crown can be a concern for many people, especially our patients without dental insurance. To ensure you have access to the treatment you deserve, Monarch Dental offers affordable payment plans with flexible financing that fits your budget.

What to Do When A Crown is Damaged?

Over time, older crowns may wear down and need to be replaced. It’s important to have them examined routinely so that concerns can be addressed before they become dental emergencies. If your old dental crown feels loose, has food packing around it, or the gums around it are swollen, we recommend scheduling an exam to see if it needs to be replaced.

Trust Your Smile to Monarch

At Monarch Dental, our family-friendly dentists offer affordable treatments and care tailored to your unique smile. Schedule an appointment today to reserve your next dental exam.
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