About Dental Crowns
To repair and protect broken teeth, deep discoloration, significant decay, and other problems, dental crowns cover the entire tooth. At DentalWorks - Fairlawn in Fairlawn, OH, crowns (sometimes called caps) are strong, durable covers that fit snugly on top of the visible portion of the tooth in cases where a cavity is too large to be filled with a tooth-colored filling or if the tooth is broken and needs a shield. Crowns may also be used to mask a discolored tooth as well as to add to the stability to a bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Fairlawn may be metal, porcelain, or ceramic, depending on the placement of the crown. The back teeth usually benefit from the extra durability of metal, while the visible teeth look better with ceramic or porcelain crowns that are colored to match the patient's natural teeth.
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What to Expect
To create a custom crown, our dentists initially prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, then taking dental X-rays and impressions of the tooth that will be sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary cap can be placed on the tooth while the permanent, custom crown is being made. When the permanent, custom crown is returned to DentalWorks - Fairlawn in Fairlawn, OH, our dentists will expertly fit and set the crown on the tooth. Our dentists may adjust the cap for a more comfortable fit.
Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but most patients do not have any pain after a cap is placed. With proper at-home care and regular dental cleanings and exams, a crown may last for 10 - 40 years, based on the material and placement of the cap. In some cases, a cavity or infection may develop under the crown, which may require a root canal or other procedure.
When the crown is considered necessary for the patient's health, dental insurance policies may pay some or most of the cost, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Fairlawn in Fairlawn, OH will check with the patient’s insurance to determine their coverage and the patient's out-of-pocket expenses. Estimated costs, payment methods, and financing options are accepted through our office in Fairlawn, OH and can be discussed at the patient's consultation with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A crown can be placed to protect a broken or decayed tooth, as well as hide a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To fix the look or strength of a tooth, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Fairlawn in Fairlawn, OH and find out if a dental crown is a good option for your needs.