A Dental Crown Can Beautifully Restore Your Tooth

A dental crown is a cap placed over a damaged tooth to protect it and restore its shape and functionality. A crown can be made from various materials, including porcelain or metal. 

Keep reading to learn more about the different types of crowns available and when they are required. 

Materials Used for Dental Crowns

The dentist can customize your crown depending on your specific needs and preferences. The most common materials used for manufacturing a crown are:

  • Porcelain
  • Metal 
  • Ceramic
  • Zirconia
  • Composite resin

Types of Dental Crowns 

There are different types of crowns used in dentistry for different patient needs. These include:

Temporary Crown

This type of crown is typically placed to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready. It usually stays on for only a few days.

One-day Crown 

One-day crowns are designed and manufactured in only one dental visit. With computerized technology, the crown is customized based on dental scans and then printed from a block of ceramic. 

Onlay or ¾

If you don’t need a full crown, the dentist may recommend an onlay or a ¾ crown. These types of crowns only cover a portion of your tooth. 

When Is a Crown Needed?

A crown may be necessary for several reasons. These include:

  • To protect a decaying or weak tooth that is partially cracked 
  • To restore a completely broken tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To aesthetically improve discolored teeth
  • To restore a tooth with a large cavity that cannot be sealed with a filling 
  • To hold a dental bridge in place

How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

The cost of dental crowns varies depending on your location and the dental clinic you visit. Generally speaking, a porcelain crown will be more expensive than gold or porcelain fused to a metal crown. 

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of a crown partially or fully depending on your type of coverage. In addition, the cost of the crown may increase if your tooth needs extra treatments like a root canal.  

Restore your teeth with advanced tooth restoration procedures at All Care Dentistry by Dr. David Powell, DDS. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (801) 266-1414 or visit our dental clinic at 6065 S Fashion Blvd # 275, Murray, Salt Lake City, UT 84107. 

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