Using porcelain crowns to protect natural teeth
When a tooth has damage and needs to be repaired, dental crowns are one of the most common restorations used. Dental crowns sometimes called porcelain “caps,” cover the exposed tooth area to offer an extra layer of protection and strength to allow the tooth to continue functioning without further damage. Dr. Colleen Williamson and her team of professionals at Grand Dental Arts of Toms River, New Jersey, can educate you further on the advantages of using porcelain crowns to restore the smile.
What is a crown?
A crown is a restoration made to cover a natural tooth. It is fabricated at a dental laboratory and created to match the patient’s existing teeth. Porcelain is often used as it is both strong and aesthetic and can be made in the same color as the patient’s smile to ensure it looks completely natural when bonded in place. With proper care, patients can expect their crown to last many years before it needs to be replaced.
Why might I need a dental crown?
A dental crown may be needed:
- if a tooth is damaged or decayed.
- to protect and strengthen a tooth with a large cavity.
- to use over a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
- to hold together more than one part of a cracked tooth.
- to improve the look of a tooth.
- to attach a dental bridge.
- to protect a weakened tooth from breaking.
- to cover a dental implant.
How much does a dental crown cost?
Many patients are curious about how much restorations such as dental crowns will cost. Several factors need to be considered when determining the out-of-pocket fees for this and other dental repairs. Patients will have their insurance benefits applied first before the remaining cost is left, which can be financed through special payment plans at our facility.
Connect with the team at Grand Dental Arts
If you have any questions about whether or not you might need a dental crown, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 14 Grand Avenue in Toms River, NJ. Dr. Colleen Williamson and her team would be more than happy to answer any of your questions! Call 732-286-7000 to request an appointment at our facility; we are open to new and continuing patients and families.