About Dental Crowns
To heal and protect chipped teeth, discolored enamel, considerable decay, and different issues, dental crowns sit over the visible portion of the tooth. At DentalWorks - Louisville - Cedar Springs in Louisville, KY, crowns (also known as caps) are tough, lasting covers that fit closely over the the tooth above the gumline to cover where a dental cavity is too sizeable to be fixed with a regular filling or if a tooth is damaged and must have protection. Crowns can also be helpful to conceal a different color tooth or adding stability to a dental bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Louisville - Cedar Springs can be ceramic, metal, or porcelain, according to the location of the crown. The molar and premolar teeth typically are helped by the increased strength of metal, but the front teeth look more natural with porcelain or ceramic crowns, which are dyed to be the same as the patient's natural teeth.
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What to Expect
To make a personalized crown, our dentists first ready the tooth by filing off a slender layer of enamel, and then taking digital X-rays and molds of the tooth, which will be taken to the nearest dental lab. A temporary crown may be used to cover the tooth while the customized crown is being crafted. As soon as the customized crown is returned to DentalWorks - Louisville - Cedar Springs in Louisville, KY, our dentists will carefully bond and fit the crown on top of the tooth. Our dentists will alter the crown for the best fit.
Some patients will feel brief tenderness or sensitivity to hot and cold, although the majority of patients will not feel any soreness after the crown is set. With ideal home care and routine dental examinations and cleanings, a dental cap will stay in place for anywhere from 10 - 40 years, depending on the material and position of the crown. Some patients may have a cavity or bacterial infection will build below the crown, which will need a root canal treatment or a different procedure.
If the dental cap is regarded as essential for the patient's health, dental insurance companies generally cover part of the bill, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Louisville - Cedar Springs in Louisville, KY will talk with the insurance to estimate their coverage and then the patient's portion of the costs. Estimated billing, payment options, and financing plans are available at our office in Louisville, KY and can be talked about during the patient's meeting with our dentists.
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A dental cap may be used to cover a cracked or decayed tooth, plus it can camouflage a cosmetic flaw. To help the appearance or health of a single tooth, schedule a consultation with our dentists at DentalWorks - Louisville - Cedar Springs in Louisville, KY and determine if a dental cap is a good solution for your needs and concerns.