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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorative procedures in the industry. They are usually recommended if your tooth gets damaged due to injuries or decay. When the shape and size of your tooth are compromised, it won’t be able to function efficiently. In such a case, your dentist will recommend a dental crown to fit over your tooth. A crown helps restore not just the size and shape, but the strength and function of your tooth as well.

What Are Dental Crowns?

What Does A Dental Crown Look Like and What Does it Do?


A dental crown is a cap for your tooth. The color is usually the same as the rest of your teeth to create a seamless look. Once it’s placed over an affected tooth, the crown will improve its shape, strength, size, and its overall aesthetic appeal. When it’s cemented into place, it will completely cover the visible portion of your tooth.


Why Do You Need A Dental Crown?


Dentists recommend dental crowns to protect a weak tooth as a result of tooth decay or a crack. It’s also a good option if you have a broken tooth or a tooth that’s severely worn down.


Sometimes dentists recommend it to support and cover a tooth that has a large filling especially if there isn’t enough tooth left. A crown may also be used to cover an implant or to conceal a severely discolored or misshaped tooth.


Children can wear dental crowns too. They are recommended for those who are at high risk of tooth decay. It’s also suggested to save a severely damaged tooth due to decay if it can’t support a filling.


What Are Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Once you’ve decided to get dental crowns, your dentist will ask you what type of material you want to use. To make an informed decision, it would be wise if you knew what your options are.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns have a shade that matches your surrounding teeth. Unfortunately, it’s more wearing to the opposing teeth compared to resin or metal crowns. There’s also a possibility that the porcelain part can chip or break.

The closest shade to natural teeth are all-ceramic crowns but porcelain-fused-to-metal is next in line. The metal part of the crown can make your gums look darker especially for people whose gums have already receded. Nevertheless, these crowns are extremely strong due to metal.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain is extremely popular because the color of the caps are all-natural and blend beautifully with the rest of your teeth. No one will be able to know you’re wearing crowns! It’s also an ideal option for people who are allergic to metal.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Generally, crowns cost between $1,000 and $1,500 but the prices aren’t fixed. They vary depending on the number of crowns you need and the material you choose to use. If you want to get the best deals, we’ve got you covered.

At Hood Family Dentistry, we strive to provide exceptional dental care with gentleness and compassion. We are forever grateful to our loyal patients for entrusting their smiles to our care. We promise to provide a pleasant experience whenever you visit our clinic. Our team is trained and skilled to provide dental restorations and cosmetic smile makeovers. Call us today to achieve your best smile!

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