A dental crown is a small cap that Dr. Kovacevic places over the surface of a damaged tooth to restore its strength and appearance. They’re made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain to ensure a natural appearance and long-lasting results.
This is a significant improvement over metal crowns, the traditional standard until recent years. Porcelain crowns are virtually impossible to distinguish from your surrounding teeth, so no one will even know that you’re wearing a restoration.
Best of all, a dental crown will allow you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are versatile and can be used for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Weakened or worn down teeth
- Teeth with overly-large fillings
We also use crowns for single-tooth replacement with dental implants.
Dental Crown Candidacy
If your teeth are too damaged for a filling but don’t require extraction, then a dental crown is likely the right treatment for you. Any patient suffering from one or more of the issues above can benefit from a dental crown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Teeth whitening won’t harm your dental crown, but it won’t be effective because crowns are resistant to bleaching. Since the crown is customized to match the shade of your natural teeth, it may no longer blend in after a whitening treatment. If you want to brighten your smile, we recommend getting it done before we place your crown.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of a dental crown varies significantly depending on the material used for the crown and the nature of your specific treatment. Prices can range anywhere from $800 to $3,000.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If you damage your crown, it will likely need to be replaced. Do not attempt to fix the crown yourself or glue it back together. Call our office right away if you notice any issues with your crown.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Yes — many patients choose to replace their old metal crowns with porcelain.
Visit Dr. Kovacevic for Dental Crowns
If you need to restore a damaged tooth, a dental crown is likely the ideal choice for you. Call our office at (724) 836-2433 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kovacevic. We look forward to meeting you.