Let Us Fit You For a Crown that Will Give You A Smile You Can Be Proud Of.
Fix Your Damaged Teeth
Our smiles are one of the first things people notice about us.
If you have teeth that are infected or damaged beyond repair, you don’t have to continue to live with them. We create custom crowns that will fit the exact shape of your tooth. Whether you’re putting the crown over a natural tooth or fitting the crown over an implant, we’ll get your smile looking bright and radiant.
Let us tell you more about why a dental crown may be right for you!
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that we create to custom-fit your tooth shape.
It surrounds the tooth, giving a natural and flawless look to the damaged tooth. Even if your tooth or teeth aren’t damaged, crowns can improve the overall look of a smile. If you’re choosing to invest in dental crowns, you have the option of crowns made from metal, a combination of metal and ceramic, or just ceramic.
Where the crown will be located will play a large part in the material that is best for your smile. For example, back teeth can be covered by metal to increase the durability of the teeth, where front teeth should be ceramic so they look as natural as possible.
As your new crown is cemented into place, the tooth underneath the crown will remain protected.
While many people confuse a dental crown vs bridge, they are actually quite different. A bridge is used to fill in a missing tooth while a crown is placed over a damaged tooth. When a bridge is put into your mouth, a dental crown is actually placed on each side of the bridge.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
If you’re going to invest in a crown or multiple crowns for your teeth, you’re probably wondering how long they last.
The longevity of your crowns will depend heavily on your lifestyle choices. For example, if you brush them twice per day, they’re going to last longer than if you didn’t care for them properly. Also, if you grind your teeth and don’t wear some type of mouthguard, you’ll notice that the crowns break down faster.
On average, dental crowns last around 5-15 years. Before your dental crown is ready, you have the option to use a temporary crown for around 2-3 weeks.
How Much Is a Dental Crown?
You can choose to get one crown of multiple crowns, depending on the state of your teeth.
On average, one dental crown will cost around $1,000-1,500. If you need other procedures to prepare your mouth for the crown, this cost will be higher. If there are health concerns surrounding the teeth that will worsen if left untreated, those will need to be fixed before adding a crown.
Also, the material of the crown you choose will play a role in the cost.
Getting Ready for a Crown
Before the dental crown is put in, there will be some crown prep work you’ll want to take care of.
If you want your teeth to be white after the new crown is put in, you may want to consider whitening your teeth before the procedure so the new crown doesn’t stand out. Also, if you match the crown to the rest of your teeth and your smile is yellower than you’d prefer, the crown will not be able to be bleached later on.
We offer teeth whitening procedures if you’re interested in taking this step!
In addition to whitening your smile, you may want to consider taking a couple of days off of work and stocking up on foods that don’t need to be chewed. Your teeth will be sensitive for a few days, so it’s essential to rest your mouth after the procedure.
How It Works
Step 1: Set up a Consultation
Before we put the crown in, we’ll want to see the teeth that you’re concerned about. During our consultation, we’ll determine if other work is necessary before placing the crown. If you need any bone grafting, root canals, or surgery on your gums, we’ll set up an appointment for those procedures.
Step 2: Molding the Crowns
Once we’ve taken care of any necessary prep work for the crown, we’ll fit you for the crown. It takes a couple of weeks to make the dental crowns, so we’ll set you up with temporary crowns in the meantime if you’re interested.
Step 3: Placing the Crowns
Once your dental crowns are ready, we’ll get you into the office to put them in!
Why Newbury Dental Group?
If you’re self-conscious of your smile or a specific tooth, we’re here to give you a smile you want to show off! Serving the Newbury and Thousand Oaks areas, we’re committed to fitting you with a dental crown that will match your other teeth perfectly.
We’ll help you every step of the way and communicate with you openly to make sure you’re comfortable with the procedures necessary to correct your smile. We believe in creating lifelong relationships with our clients through quality care and a great customer service experience.
In addition to fitting our patients for crowns, we offer checkups and emergency services in case you’re experiencing any complications with your crown. We want to be there every step of the way to make sure your new crown is living up to your expectations and providing your money’s worth!
Are You Ready for a Radiant Smile?
We understand that having a beautiful smile impacts your overall confidence and feeling of self-worth. This is why we want to help you achieve a smile that will make you never want to stop smiling.
To learn more about why a dental crown may be right for you or to set up your consultation, give us a call today!