Tooth Crowns in Vienna
Crowns are a useful tool for solving a variety of tooth issues. Whether your tooth is damaged from a deep cavity, cracked, failing or supporting a dental bridge, a tooth crown is often the best answer.
What Problem Is a Tooth Crown Used to Correct?
Crowns are dental caps that are fitted over your existing tooth, providing functional sturdiness. The tooth cap covers your tooth down to the gum line.
What Styles of Dental Crowns Are Available?
Broadly, there are temporary, pre-made crowns and permanent, custom-made crowns for teeth. Temporary crowns are commonly made from resin or stainless steel, intended to last for a few weeks up to a few months. Permanent crowns are designed to fit your specific tooth and last 5 to 20 years.
Here are some permanent crown choices to consider:
- Ceramic or porcelain crowns are mid-range in price and often preferred for a front tooth crown. A porcelain or ceramic crown can be color-matched to surrounding teeth.
- Metal crowns are available in a variety of metal alloys that include gold, platinum and cobalt-chromium. These are very durable crowns and ideal for a back tooth that takes a lot of bite pressure. Metal doesn’t blend well with natural teeth since the color can’t be adjusted, so if you don’t want to make a statement with a gold crown tooth, these crowns are best left to back teeth.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer several benefits. The framework of this crown is metal, so it’s hardy and strong. The metal is covered with a layer of porcelain that is matched to your natural tooth color.
What Costs Are Included for a Dental Crown?
You may have some pre-treatment costs involved in the process such as a root canal or filling. For the crown itself, costs vary depending on the type of material used. Your insurance plan or discount dental plan probably covers part of your dental crown cost. We’re always happy to review your cost options with you, so give us a call today.
What Type of Dentist Installs Crowns?
Coordinating your crown is a routine dental procedure, and our general dentists are well-qualified to handle all of your crown treatment.
What’s the Procedure for Getting a Crown?
The dental crown procedure is fairly simple, usually consisting of two appointments. At the first visit, our dentist checks that your tooth is suitable for a crown. Your tooth is filed down to accommodate a crown, an impression of the tooth is made, and a temporary crown is placed over your tooth. You’ll return to our office a couple of weeks later for your permanent crown. Your dentist will cement the permanent crown in place and make a few minute adjustments to create a comfortable and functional fit.
How Do You Care for a Crown?
Crowns don’t usually require any special treatment. If you practice good oral hygiene and visit our office for your regular cleanings and checkups, your crown should last for years.