Porcelain Crowns in Waxahachie
Waxahachie Family Dentistry® offers an array of dentistry services for the Ennis & Waxahachie, TX areas. One of those services is dental crowns. A dental crown is a “cap” that is tooth shaped. It is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and appearance. A dental crown will also help with the tooth’s size and strength. Many people decide to go with a dental crown to fix issues like a decayed tooth, misshapen teeth, or to support a tooth that has a large amount of filling. Our team of dentists have years of experience and are ready to help you with all of your dental crown needs. Contact our team to learn more about our services.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are many reasons you may need or want to get a dental crown. Some of those include
- Protect a tooth that is decaying or is weak and at risk of breaking or cracking.
- Dental crowns can be used to restore a broken/worn out tooth.
- They can be used to cover misshapen teeth, dental implants, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal.
- Dental crowns can be used to support a tooth that does not have much tooth left to it. Usually these are teeth with a large amount of filling.
When you believe you may need or want a dental crown, rely on Waxahachie Family Dentistry®. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
CEREC Dental Crowns
CEREC is a type of dental crown. It is made of porcelain that is milled and polished to match your smile. The process is not time consuming and often we are able to complete same-day restorations. Waxahachie Family Dentistry® utilizes CAD-CAM software to perfectly match the shape and color of your smile. We use CAD/CAM software to improve the design and creation of many dental restoration services such as crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays. Want to learn more about how CEREC dental crowns and how they can be beneficial to you? Contact our team today to schedule an appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental crowns last?
Crowns typically last 15 years but with proper care, they can last longer than 25 years. It’s important to schedule biannual exams and cleanings in addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine to increase the longevity of your crown.
Choosing a trusted dentist such as the dentists on our team will also ensure that your procedure is completed to the highest standards.
How much is a dental crown?
A dental crown typically costs between $700 and $1700. Insurance will often help cover a portion of the expenses. It’s best to check with your provider for specific details of your coverage.
For a more accurate estimate, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling (972) 885-3335. Then, your dentist can examine your oral health and determine the best plan of action.
We also offer flexible financing options so you don’t have to put your dental health on hold.
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
Prior to getting a crown, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic which will keep you pain-free throughout the procedure. Following the procedure, you may experience minimal discomfort which can be addressed with over-the-counter pain relievers or a cold compress.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or a low pain tolerance, be sure to ask about dental sedation. It’s just one more way we go the extra mile to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your treatments at Waxahachie Family Dentistry.
What’s the difference between a crown and a filling?
Both a crown and a filling are solutions to address and prevent further tooth decay. A filling is used when a cavity exists. First, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic, remove the decayed part of the tooth, and replace it with a filling. Then, your tooth will be buffed to soften the contour.
A crown is used to cover the entire tooth above the gum line and is used to solve a variety of dental issues. When the tooth has severe decay and a filling will no longer address the problem, a crown is needed. A crown can also cover a tooth that is misshaped, discolored, chipped, or broken.