Crowns Build a Stronger Smile
It is common for teeth to break down as we age, and a dental crown can extend the life of your natural smile for years to come. Moreover, if the tooth has a significant cavity, then the tooth can break, chip or crack if it has a large filling instead of a crown.
Dental crowns also offer considerable aesthetic benefits and can help you achieve a perfectly aligned smile without any chips, cracks, or discolored fillings. When properly cared for, a dental crown usually lasts between five-15 years. However, it is not unheard of for crowns to last 25 years or longer.
What Types of Crowns Are There?
Dental crowns have come a long way since the “old days” when silver and gold were the only options. Modern day crowns are available in a wide variety of styles and materials.
- Ceramic Crowns – Ceramic crowns are ideal for restoring front teeth because they can be matched to the existing teeth to create an aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Cerec Ceramic Crowns – Cerec crowns are milled in the office while you wait. This allows you to have a crown placed in one visit.
- Porcelain Crowns – Porcelain crowns can be entirely porcelain or porcelain that is fused to metal. These crowns are durable and popular because they closely mimic the natural translucence of teeth, which creates a seamless smile.
- Gold/Silver Alloys – Gold crowns and silver alloy crowns create a strong bond between the crown and the tooth, which makes them ideal for molars. They don’t fracture and don’t wear the tooth away, meaning they often last longer than other types of crowns.
How Much Does a Crown Cost?
The cost of the crown depends primarily on the location within the mouth and the material that is chosen for it. There is a wide range when it comes to the cost of a crown, however, cost should not be the first concern when selecting the right crown for you.
A crown is an investment towards healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, and it is likely that your insurance company covers some or all of the costs of a crown. All Smiles Dentistry offers flexible, affordable, no-interest dental financing that can help you spread the cost of the crown over time with low monthly payments.