What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are porcelain or ceramic tooth caps that we place over an existing tooth or in place of a missing tooth. They can be used to:
- Correct a severely discolored tooth
- Cover a misshapen, non-uniform tooth
- Protect a cracked or chipped tooth
- Replace a missing tooth with the help of dental implants
- Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
Is a Crown the Right Restorative Option For Me?
At Stono Dental Care, we practice dentistry with the utmost honesty and integrity. That means that we’ll never try to sell you on a treatment that you don’t need. During your consultation, we’ll examine your smile, discuss your smile goals and concerns, and go over your budget before recommending any treatments—this includes dental crowns. If you have a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth, ask about dental crowns at your visit. We’d be happy to see if they’re the right treatment for your oral health needs!
Affordable Dental Crowns
You don’t have to let your oral health fall by the wayside due to cost concerns. We offer and accept an array of flexible financial options to help make dental crowns and other treatments more affordable. If you need a dental crown, we’ll walk you through your expected costs and help you choose a payment method that best fits your unique budget. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will do everything we can to help you get the care you need without breaking the bank!
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
There are many benefits to choosing a dental crown over another restorative option. High-quality dental crowns:
How long do crowns typically last?
Dental crowns can last between 10 and 15 years, depending on how well they are taken care of. Sometimes a dental crown will need to be replaced for reasons that are out of your control, but there are a few things you can do to help your crown last for as long as possible. You should try to avoid chewing very crunchy or hard foods with your crown, always make sure you practice good oral hygiene at home, and visit our office for routine cleanings and exams at least twice per year.
What can I eat with a dental crown?
Once your dental crown has been placed and has had some time to fully adhere to the tooth, there are very few dietary restrictions that you will have to be aware of. We typically recommend that patients just avoid chewing on anything that they should not chew with natural teeth, like hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels. If you have any questions about what you should or should not do with a dental crown, feel free to ask our knowledgeable team for clarification.