At our convenient locations in Crestview, Pensacola, Mary Esther and Santa Rosa Beach, Comfort Dental Care & Orthodontics offers dental crowns to local residents who are looking for a way to improve their smile.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Sometimes called caps, dental crowns are placed over your tooth to help to restore size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are typically used to help support and protect a tooth that is weak or broken. Dental crowns offer both strength and structure to teeth that are lacking those qualities through decay, damage or trauma. Crowns are used to support and protect broken, worn down or misshapen teeth, or to cover an implant or hold a bridge in place.
Dental Crown Benefits and Treatment Options
With our aesthetic and medical expertise, your new crown will appear in such a way that it is customized to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Crowns help restore the appearance and function of your smile while protecting the natural teeth you do have from future damage.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns may often involve two visits – one in which the tooth is examined and prepared for the crown, and the other in which the placement of the permanent crown is set.
First, an impression of the tooth combined with digital imaging data capturing where the crown will be placed. Next, the crown is manufactured before it is returned to our office, typically within 2-3 weeks of your initial appointment. During this time, we will make and place a temporary crown to help protect your tooth.
Preparing for Dental Crowns
Utilizing X-rays, we will check the roots of your tooth and the bone area to determine if it can support a crown. Your tooth and the area around it will be numbed for your comfort; we always make sure you are completely comfortable.
Recovery from Dental Crowns
During your second visit, the area around your tooth and gum may be numbed for your comfort in preparation for receiving your crown. Your tooth may be sensitive to the heat and cold immediately after your procedure, and you should avoid chewing hard, sticky, or chewy foods which can pull off the crown or cause it to break before it sets permanently.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
Your dental crown costs will vary depending on the tooth being crowned as well as the material used in the crown and the condition of the underlying tooth and gums. Fortunately, in some cases, dental insurance will help to defray some of your costs, but if you do not have dental insurance, then there is still help available because Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics works with CareCredit® and OrthoBanc® to provide convenient financing to help you get the dental care you need and deserve.
Are Dental Crowns Right for Me?
If your teeth are worn down, break or chip more often, or if you are concerned about the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, then a dental crown may be just the right solution. Crowns help provide added support while strengthening and protecting the affected tooth. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about your candidacy.
Why Choose Comfort Dental Care And Orthodontics?
Choose the patient-focused team at Comfort Dental Care and to utilize the latest innovations in dental care technology to optimize your smile. We’re a team of dentists and specialists with one goal in mind, and that’s providing a brilliant smile that will get you noticed.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During your initial consultation, our experts will meticulously examine your teeth and address any issues that are of concern to you, with a focus on listening, hearing and understanding your needs. A thorough exam can include digital X-rays and the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology.
Contact our Crestview, Pensacola, or Santa Rosa Beach location to schedule an appointment to discuss Dental Crowns treatment.