What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, or dental caps, are artificial teeth that can replace a damaged, weakened, or decayed tooth. If you are suffering from chipped teeth, difficulty eating and chewing, or embarrassment over an imperfect smile, a prosthodontist can help. A prosthodontist is a dentist with extra specialization in implants, crowns, and other mouth restorations that involve transplants. Your prosthodontist can shape and tailor porcelain crowns to fit perfectly over existing teeth and enhance your existing smile. The best dental crown will cover the tooth from gum line all around the exterior of the tooth seamlessly. Along with your dentist, you can choose the type of dental crown best suited to your budget and dental needs:

  • Porcelain
  • Gold
  • Porcelain fused with metal

While a porcelain dental crown may cost slightly more than the others, most patients prefer porcelain because it matches the look and feel of your natural teeth. For more details about insurance coverage for your dental crown cost, please contact our office and check with your dental insurance provider.

Treating Damaged Teeth

A dental crown replacement is the best and most cost-effective way to treat a decayed or damaged tooth. A well-placed dental implant crown will protect the tooth from further damage and function like a normal tooth so that you never notice it’s there. Dental crown treatment is usually only necessary if a dental filling for a cavity will not provide enough protection. When more complete restoration is necessary, your dentist may recommend a crown or cap.

Further functions of a crown are to:

  • Cover a tooth implant
  • Enhance your smile
  • Attach and anchor a dental bridge
  • Restore a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth
  • Support a tooth with significant loss of tooth structure
  • Protection for the tooth after a root canal

Contact our office if you need a dental crown restoration in Las Vegas, NV.