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Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns in Benton, Kentucky

Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or deeply stained can detract from an otherwise great smile. Compromised teeth also raise the risk of developing oral health issues down the road. Fortunately, Hall Family Dental provides dental crowns for Benton, Kentucky patients. As you likely know, having healthy, complete teeth is the first step toward a fantastic smile. We can help!

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Conditions Treated with Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are recommended for a variety of indications, including:

  • Fractured teeth
  • Large dental fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Deep stains

Dental crowns can be used to correct deficiencies in function and appearance, making them suitable for both cosmetic and restorative procedures.

How Dental Crowns Work

A dental crown, or "cap," is a relatively simple concept; it's a thin shell of porcelain, zirconia, or gold that is fitted on top of an existing tooth. But, dental crowns are actually amazing innovations once you realize how they work. Dental crowns essentially create another, tougher layer of enamel that is useful in protecting a compromised tooth. Without that added reinforcement, a cracked or weakened tooth could easily become even more damaged, leading to infection or even a tooth extraction. 

Before a dental crown can be placed, roughly 2 millimeters of enamel material must be shaved from the tooth. This is done so the tooth retains its original volume and doesn’t stand out from other teeth. Once this is done the dentist then takes impressions of your teeth. The dentist will then likely place a temporary crown crafted from a composite material until your final restoration is ready. On your follow-up visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the final restoration. At this time you will be asked for your opinion on the feel and appearance of the crown before it is permanently cemented into place. 

While dental crowns and veneers are often crafted from similar materials, there are some notable differences, mainly in terms of coverage. Veneers are reserved for cosmetic procedures, whereas dental crowns may be used in restorative and cosmetic procedures. Unlike veneers, crowns encapsulated the full surface of the tooth up to the gumline, not just the front-facing surfaces like veneers.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

If you've been told that your condition is best treated with dental crowns, you are most likely curious about how much this procedure will cost. There are several factors that contribute to the cost of dental crowns. Based on rates found in the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, you should think of budgeting somewhere in the range of $1,000 to $3,500. That being said, if you are having a dental crown placed as a restorative procedure, dental insurance should cover a large part of the procedure.

Considering a Dental Crown?

Looking to fix a single tooth or radically improve the appearance of your smile with dental crowns? Hall Family Dental offers consultations for patients looking to improve the function and appearance of their smile. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

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