October 24, 2018

What Is a Dental Crown? How Much Does It Cost?

happy patient taking selfie at the dentist Sometimes, a traditional filling is not enough to repair a damaged or severely decayed tooth. In these instances, your dentist in Frisco may recommend a dental crown. This treatment brings back the form and function of the tooth, or the way it looks and works. Below, we dive deep into dental crowns, including how much they cost, what they’re used for, and more. Stick around to learn everything you need to know about this common dental treatment!

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a thin, tooth-shaped covering that can be used to repair a decayed or damaged tooth. It is customized to match the specific dimensions of the tooth and is bonded securely over the tooth using a special type of cement. Before the crown is placed, the enamel will have been reshaped to ensure that there is enough room for the new layer of material to go on top. In this way, the crown strengthens the area and renews your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

This treatment may be recommended to fix the following:

  • Replace a large defective filling
  • Broken tooth
  • Weak or worn down tooth
  • Cracked/chipped tooth
  • Tooth decay or abscess
  • To replace a missing tooth (when supported by a dental implant)
  • Severe cosmetic imperfections in front teeth
  • And more

What Are Dental Crowns Made of?

Dental crowns can be made from one of a variety of materials, including silver, gold, or natural-looking ceramic/porcelain. The latter is preferred in many cases for its aesthetic benefits — especially for teeth in the front of the smile. Ceramic is a sturdy material and it can be customized to match the color of the surrounding tooth enamel perfectly. At Family Dentistry of Frisco, we make the all Ceramic/Porcelain Crown that not only looks beautiful, but it is made out of the most robust material so it lasts longer.

How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

There is no fixed price for a dental crown, and the cost of your treatment will depend on a few factors, including the type of crown, post and core, hard tissue crown lengthening, a gingivectomy, or sedation level. Dr. Paresh B. Patel will evaluate your case and provide an estimate before the treatment so you know how to budget. If you are covered by dental insurance, your plan should cover a significant portion of the cost of this restorative procedure.

How Can I Avoid Needing a Crown?

While placing a dental crown is an effective way to arrest decay or repair significant damage to a tooth, there are some steps you can take to prevent needing one altogether. Make sure you maintain excellent oral hygiene at home, brushing twice a day and flossing daily, and visit your dentist regularly (at least twice a year) to keep your smile healthy and complete for a lifetime! But, if you do end up needing a dental crown, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist. 

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Paresh B. Patel provides quality general dentistry services from the comfort of his state-of-the-art dental practice in Frisco, TX. If you are in need of a dental crown or any other general, restorative, or cosmetic treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Patel and his friendly staff by calling them at (469) 362-3150.

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We enhance your dental health and provide the following services for your entire family:
  • Laser technology (replacing shots)
  • Sedation (Gas-Nitrous Oxide, Oral, and IV)
  • Cleaning
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal
  • Crowns
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  • We devote unparalleled compassion, nurture, and comfortable care starting from the front concierge to our dental assistant to our doctor.
  • Our doctor, Dr. Paresh B. Patel, is an internationally and nationally trained general dentist, and he has more than thirteen years of experience in family dentistry!
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