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Dental Crowns in Houston, TX

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what are Dental Crowns?

The dentists at Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston can restore the form and function of teeth with dental crowns or caps. A dental crown is a cap shaped like a tooth that’s fitted over a tooth to change its shape, size, and overall appearance to match the other teeth. In some cases, crowns can be fabricated in our “in-house” lab for a quick turnaround time. The crowns are durable and made with all-porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic, or all-resin, among others. First, the tooth is properly prepped. This can include crown lengthening, which exposes more of the tooth so the crown can be placed properly. Afterwards, an impression is made. From there, the crown will be made and placed in a separate visit.


What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

At Cosmetic Dental Associates, we know about the embarrassment and dysfunction of missing or damaged teeth. We offer dental crowns as an option for Houston, TX patients who are hoping to gain benefits as a result of this appointment, including:

  • More comfort and ease of speaking, chewing, and smiling
  • Straightforward, customized treatment that needs very little recovery
  • Renewed use and aesthetic of teeth and smile
  • Longitudinal results that can keep you content for years to come

How does a dental crown work?

A dental crown usually takes 2 appointments to complete. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown, take impressions of the tooth for the permanent crown, and place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where a customized crown(s) will be created for the patient. Once the crowns arrive back at the dentist’s office, the patient can schedule an appointment to have their permanent crown(s) fitted and set by the dentist. 

How do you care for a dental crown?

Patients do not usually have any pain after a crown is placed, but some patients experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity. Depending on the material, crowns can last from 7 – 40 years. Patients can extend the life of their crown by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting their dentist for regular exams and cleanings. If oral health is neglected, the tooth under the crown may develop a cavity or infection that will require more extensive treatment, like a root canal.

how much does a dental crown cost?

The total cost of a dental crown will depend on the materials used, as well as the amount of teeth treated, their condition, size, and location. Porcelain over metal crowns are about $500 - $1,500 per tooth. Metal crowns costs from $600 - $2,500. All porcelain crowns are usually about $800 - $3,000 per tooth. The dentist will go over estimated costs and financing options during the patient’s consultation and the front office can check with the patient’s insurance to determine if any of their costs are covered.

Dental Crowns FAQ

When does a tooth need a crown?

A tooth usually needs a crown if it is weak from a root canal or decay to protect it from breaking. Dental crowns are also used for cracked teeth and teeth that have been worn down.

Does getting a dental crown hurt?

Any possible discomfort from getting a dental crown placed is typically similar to getting a filling done. Dr. Davis or Dr. Guerre will numb the tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure. After the crown is placed, some people may experience temporary sensitivity as the underlying tooth gets accustomed to the new crown. If you are worried about pain, Cosmetic Dental Associates also offers oral conscious sedation and IV sedation options.

How much does a dental crown cost?

At Cosmetic Dental Associates, the total cost of your dental crown will depend on the type of materials used. Here are the price ranges you can expect:

  • Porcelain over metal crown: $500 - 1,500 per tooth
  • All metal crown: $600 - 2,500 per tooth
  • All porcelain crown: $800 - 3,000 per tooth

How long does a crown usually last?

Depending on the material used, you can expect a crown to last between 7 - 40 years. By practicing good oral hygiene with regular dental visits, you can dramatically extend the life of your crown.

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If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, schedule a consultation with the dentist to learn more about how crowns can help you. Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, so come in soon to find out how you can improve yours.

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