What Are Dental Crowns?
ACE Dental of Belton is proud to offer custom dental crowns to meet a range of restorative dentistry needs for our patients. Crowns are restorations that fully cover the portion of a tooth that's visible above the gumline. Our general dentists are well-trained in custom-designing prosthodontics like dental crowns to a precise size, shape, and color to return both function and cosmetic appeal to damaged teeth. Dental crowns (or caps) are often used to treat moderate-sized cavities and worn, cracked, or broken teeth. Implant-retained crowns can also be attached to single dental implants to complete a tooth replacement procedure. If you have a damaged tooth, we invite you to visit our modern Belton, TX practice. Our team is proud to offer quality, affordable dental crowns and looks forward to improving the health and function of your smile!
Dental Crowns Reviews
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Do You Need a Crown?
Dental fillings are generally used to address minor areas of decay and damage. But when more extensive damage has occurred, a crown may be needed to rebuild or strengthen a tooth. Placed in the front or back of the mouth, crowns are customized to a precise color, shape, and size to address:
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Worn or broken teeth
- Moderate tooth decay
- Misshapen or discolored teeth
- Large, damaged fillings
- Single dental implants
- Tooth replacement with a bridge
- Teeth after root canal treatment
Dental crowns from ACE Dental of Belton are made of top-grade materials, such as porcelain, all-metal, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. At your consultation, we'll discuss your options and help you choose the ideal material for your oral needs, budget, and goals.
What Is the Treatment Process?
A crown generally takes two office visits to place. Your first visit will include the crown preparation procedure, which takes place under a local anesthetic. Sedation may be available if you feel nervous during dental appointments. We'll prepare your tooth by removing the decayed or damaged portion. We'll then take an iTero digital impression of the tooth (or previously placed dental implant), allowing us to custom-design your crown with greater precision. Over the next 1 – 2 weeks, our partner lab will create your crown, during which time you'll wear a temporary restoration over your tooth. When your new restoration arrives in our office, you'll return to have the crown bonded to your tooth or connected to your implant.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
Once your crown is in place, we'll make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it feels comfortable, and we'll provide instructions on caring for your restoration. Keeping up with good daily brushing and flossing habits is important, as the underlying tooth can still decay. Please contact us right away if your crown ever feels loose or comes off. It's best to avoid reattaching it on your own, as this can damage your tooth or restoration. When you visit ACE Dental of Belton for routine visits, we'll check your crown and underlying tooth. However, with proper care, your new crown can last for several years.
Insurance Coverage for Prosthodontics
As a common prosthodontic option, custom crowns are often partially covered by dental insurance policies. Our treatment coordinator will look at your benefits and let you know what your estimated out-of-pocket portion will be. ACE Dental of Belton proudly offers quality services at reasonable rates and can help you find a comfortable payment solution for any personal costs. We can also help you explore financing options, which may include low-interest medical financing.
Restore Your Smile With a Custom Crown
If you have a moderately damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown from ACE Dental of Belton may be the solution you need for a healthy smile. Using advanced technology, our skilled dentists customize dental crowns and implant-retained crowns to restore the natural look and function of your smile. Book a consultation with us at our Belton, TX practice today and discover how a dental crown can meet your oral health needs.
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