Restore your smile and save your budget with low-cost dental crowns in San Carlos
Dental crowns are a type of restoration that can be used to strengthen, protect, and improve the appearance of a damaged tooth. Dental crowns may also be used to anchor dental bridges or as an artificial tooth attached to an implant. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, such as gold or porcelain. Many patients opt for porcelain crowns because they most closely resemble the color of natural teeth.
One of the first questions patients tend to ask after they find out they need a dental crown is “Are dental crowns expensive?” The answer is, “Not overall.” When properly cared for, dental crowns can last a long time, which makes them a low-cost long-term dental solution. Additionally, if a dental crown is not placed, the condition of the tooth can deteriorate leading to a much more expensive solution.
When are dental crowns used?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth needs to be strengthened or protected. Some of the most common reasons for a dental crown include:
- Strengthening and protecting a tooth after root canal
- Restoring a broken tooth
- Disguising a misshapen or discolored tooth
- To complete a dental implant
- To anchor a dental bridge
The Dental Crown Procedure
If the tooth is getting a crown due to extensive decay or infection, a root canal treatment will be done prior to receiving the restoration. During the root canal procedure, diseased tissue, enamel, and dentin are removed and the area is thoroughly disinfected, filled, and then sealed. Afterward, a temporary crown is placed until a permanent crown is ready. If the tooth is broken, misshapen, or anchoring a bridge, a small portion of the enamel will be removed to allow the crown to fit properly.
Dental crowns made of porcelain can be color-matched to neighboring teeth to blend in with the smile and look natural.
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