3 Things To Know About Getting A Dental Crown

Posted on: 27 October 2016

If you want to have the healthiest teeth possible, you may need to consider some restorations during the course of your life. Over time, you may battle decay, injury, or having a tooth wear down. It's not uncommon that a dental crown is required for any of these reasons. However, if you're faced with getting a crown, you will want to know some details about this process beforehand.

The Process

It's not unusual for most dental crowns to take a total of two visits for completion. This first visit will allow you dentist to evaluate your tooth and to shape if for the impression. 

The dentist will take an impression created of the remainder of your tooth to make the crown. He or she will send the impression to a dental lab that will make your unique crown.

The final step is the easiest one: you'll simply be called into your dentist's office and have your crown put in place. Keep in mind there may be some adjustments necessary to ensure you have the best bite with your new restoration.

The Costs

Of course, you will want to know how much to expect to pay for the crown. Dental insurance can be a major help because many insurers will help you pay for the procedure. Depending on the type of insurance you have, you can expect your insurance provider to pay 50% of the total cost when it comes to getting a crown.

Studies indicate the average cost for a standard dental crown is around $500-$1,500. However, there are a number of factors that can have a direct impact on this price. Some of these include where in the country you live and which tooth you're having replaced. It's not uncommon for back teeth to cost more to restore.

The Durability 

Once you go through taking the time and making an effort to get a crown, you will want to be sure it will last a long time. The good news is that crowns are estimated to last 5-15 years. Crowns can last much longer depending on how well you care for them.

There are many benefits to getting dental crowns, and once you have a crown, you're sure to enjoy having healthy teeth. Be sure to consult with a dentist in your area to set this appointment up today. You'll be so glad you did when you're able to eat better and be more confident about the health of your teeth!


About Marcel and the Dentist

Hi, my name is Marcel. Welcome to my site! I started it to help others learn about children's dentistry. Most of us don't remember dentist trips from our early childhood. Maybe we didn't even really care about our teeth until we started losing baby teeth. In my case, I became interested in children's dentistry as a young father. When my kids were young, I was a student, and our insurance did not cover visits to the dentist. Although my wife and I tried to teach our kids good hygiene on our own, it was difficult. When we we finally able to take them to the dentist, my little girls were scared and didn't know what was going on. Luckily, they appreciate the dentist now that they are older, but their first experiences helped teach me more about the importance of children's dentistry. Hopefully you can learn from my experiences!