Dental Crowns: What is a Dental Crown and Why Would You Need One?

Your South Fallsburg Dentist Provides Affordable Dental Crowns

We will discuss:

  • What are dental crowns?
  • Do dental crowns hurt?
  • Types of dental crowns
  • Materials of dental crowns

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What are Dental Crowns?

You can think of a dental crown as a “cap” over your existing tooth. Crowns are used to restore the shape, strength and appearance of your tooth due to damage or decay. Your tooth can lose its shape due to a number of factors including the repair of a cavity or a chipped tooth.


Are Dental Crowns Painful?

You should not feel anymore discomfort than a typical filling due to the numbing agents we use. If you start to feel pain we will make adjustments to create as much of a pain-free experience as possible. You will be well cared for at South Fallsburg Dentistry.

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Types of Dental Crowns

Temporary Crown – These are used to cover your tooth until a permanent crown can be made.

One-Day Crown – Sometimes it is possible to have a crown formed on your first visit so a temporary crown is not necessary.

Onlay or 3/4 Crown – This is a crown that only covers part of the tooth.


Your Types of Fillings we Offer

Crowns can be made from the following materials:

  • porcelain
  • ceramic
  • zirconia
  • metal
  • composite resin
  • a combination of materials
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Should I get teeth whitening kits from the store?2022-04-19T13:00:20-04:00
In-store whitening kits could help with light staining for a short period of time. Professional teeth whiteners are safe and much more effective in a brighter and longer lasting smile. Another advantage of professional teeth whitening is it is done under the supervision of a dental professional. In most cases, it is worth the extra cost for long-lasting and safe results. Teeth whitening is safe when done correctly.
How much do veneers cost?2022-04-19T12:53:16-04:00

Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not often covered by insurance. You could expect to pay between $500 and $2,500 per tooth for veneers. Veneers generally last between 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced.

Can you sleep with dentures in?2022-04-19T11:29:58-04:00

We do not recommend sleeping with dentures as bacteria may build up and cause infection. It is recommended you soak your dentures overnight in denture solution to kill any bacteria.

What is the cost of dentures?2022-04-19T11:10:42-04:00

The average cost typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 but depending on many factors these prices and vary greatly. We will be happy to discuss your options.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?2022-03-05T18:13:17-04:00

You should get your teeth cleaned by a local dentist every 6 months. Between cleanings you should brush your teeth and floss a minimum of twice daily. We recommend using a waterpik if you can to help clean your teeth and gums.

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