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Buyer’s Guide to Dental Crowns: What You Need to Know

If you’re considering dental crowns, you’ve come to the right place. At Village Smile Care, our dedicated team is committed to providing top-quality dental care, ensuring your experience is comfortable, informative, and tailored to meet your needs. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about dental crowns, helping you make an informed decision about this popular restorative treatment.

Understanding Dental Crowns

To improve the look, size, strength, and function of a tooth, dental crowns are fitted caps that cover the tooth. If a tooth is weak or damaged, if it has been cracked or worn down, if it has a large filling and needs support, if it will support a dental bridge, or if it just looks bad, a crown may be the way to go.

Types of Dental Crowns

At Village Smile Care, we offer several types of crowns, each made from different materials that cater to various needs and preferences:

  1. Porcelain Crowns: Popular for their natural color match, these crowns are ideal for front teeth restorations. They are aesthetically pleasing but can be less durable than other types when placed on back teeth.
  2. Ceramic Crowns: Known for their superior aesthetic qualities, ceramic crowns provide a natural color match better than any other crown type and are also strong and durable.
  3. Gold Alloys: These crowns are a mix of gold, copper, and other metals, providing a strong bond to the tooth and not fracturing or wearing away the tooth itself.
  4. Metal Alloys: Stronger than porcelain and recommended for back teeth due to their resilience to wear and tear.
  5. Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM): Offering both strength (due to their metal structure) and a natural appearance (due to the porcelain coat), these crowns are a popular choice for many patients.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns bring numerous benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Durability: Crowns provide a layer of protection for damaged teeth and can last anywhere from 5 up to 15 years depending on the material used and your oral hygiene practices.
  • Improved Oral Health: Crowns help safeguard against further decay, infection, and damage to already compromised teeth.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: Crowns are often used to improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or otherwise imperfect teeth.
  • Improved Comfort: Crowns can help alleviate discomfort from broken or decayed teeth.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Getting a crown typically requires two visits to Village Smile Care. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. First Visit – Examination and Preparation: During your first visit, we will take X-rays to assess the health of your tooth and its surrounding bone. The tooth is then reshaped to prepare for the crown. If the tooth is really damaged, a filling material may be used to build it up to support the crown. 

After reshaping, an impression of your tooth will be made to create your custom crown. A temporary crown is placed to give protection to the tooth while your permanent crown is being made.

  1. Second Visit – Placement of the Crown: The temporary crown is removed during your second appointment so we can check the color and fit of the permanent crown. Once everything appears satisfactory, it is firmly fixed.

Caring for Your Crown

Proper care can extend the life of your crown significantly. Here are some tips:

  • Brush and Floss Regularly: Treat your crown just like you would your natural teeth, maintaining a regimen of brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: Chewing hard foods or even ice can damage your crown, so it’s best to avoid these as much as possible.
  • Regular Dental Checkups: Visit us at Village Smile Care regularly for checkups and professional cleanings to ensure your crown and natural teeth remain in great shape.

Cost Efficiency of Dental Crowns at Village Smile Care

Understanding the costs involved in dental treatments is essential for making informed healthcare decisions. At Village Smile Care, we are committed to providing clear and comprehensive pricing information for dental crowns, helping you manage your oral health investments wisely. 

Typical Costs of Dental Crowns

The cost of a dental crown can be changed based on several factors, including materials, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional dental work needed to prepare the tooth for the crown. Here’s a general breakdown:

  • Porcelain Crowns: These are popular for their natural look and are typically used for front teeth. The cost ranges from $800 to $1,500 per crown.
  • Ceramic Crowns: Known for their durability and superior aesthetic qualities, ceramic crowns generally cost between $800 and $1,500.
  • Gold and Metal Alloys: These materials are often chosen for their strength, especially suitable for back teeth. Gold crowns can range from $1,000 to $2,500, depending on the current market price for gold.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM): Offering the resilience of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain, these crowns are priced between $800 and $1,400.

Saving Money with Village Smile Care

At Village Smile Care, we understand that dental care, including dental crowns, represents a significant investment. We are dedicated to helping our patients access necessary treatments in the most cost-effective manner. Here are several ways you can save money by choosing us:

  1. Insurance Maximization: Our experienced staff will help you understand and maximize your insurance benefits. We work with numerous insurance providers and can assist in filing claims to ensure you receive the maximum coverage allowed under your plan.
  2. Flexible Payment Options: We offer flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the cost of treatment over time. These plans can be tailored to fit your budget, making it easier to manage large expenses without significant financial strain.
  3. High-Quality Materials and Expertise: By investing in high-quality materials and expert application, our dental crowns are built to last, reducing the need for frequent replacements or adjustments. This long-term durability translates into cost savings over time.
  4. Promotional Offers: We periodically offer promotional discounts on certain dental treatments, including crowns. These promotions can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.
  5. Preventative Care Discounts: Patients who engage in regular preventative care visits at our clinic may receive discounts on treatments like dental crowns. These visits help maintain overall dental health and can prevent the need for more extensive procedures.

Choosing Village Smile Care for your dental crown needs ensures that you not only receive top-notch treatment using the latest in dental technology but also benefit from a commitment to affordability and patient education. 

We strive to make dental health achievable and sustainable for all our patients. If you’re considering a dental crown, contact us today to discuss your options and how we can help make this important treatment accessible and affordable for you.

Why Choose Village Smile Care?

To guarantee the greatest outcomes for our patients, we take great delight in utilizing cutting-edge technologies and supplies here at Village Smile Care. Offering individualized attention in a warm and friendly environment is a top priority for our seasoned staff. When you choose us to provide you with dental crowns, you’re choosing a partner who cares about your oral health and your comfort.

Ready to improve your smile? Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and let us help you take the first step toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Village Smile Care. 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572. Call (608) 437-7645

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