The appearance of our teeth reflects the condition of our overall health. It also reflects how we pay attention (or not?) to our dental health and oral hygiene. Depending on the condition of your mouth, your dentist may perform several necessary procedures to restore your teeth’s function and appearance. Aside from teeth cleaning, dental bonding, cavity fillings, root canal procedures, and tooth extractions, North Palm Beach dental crowns are often needed as well.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown or “cap” is a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth. Dental crowns are used to mask severely damaged or discolored tooth. It also strengthens a weak tooth and prevents it from further damage.
What Type of Dental Crown Is Right for Me?
First of all, our mouths are not created equal and that some people can be allergic to a specific type of metal that is used in dental crowns. There are different types of crowns and cost. The main types of dental crowns include:
- Gold Crowns – This is, in fact, a combination of copper and other metals such as chromium or nickel. Some dentists may suggest this type of crown because of their strength and durability. However, because of their color and aesthetics, this doesn’t make a very popular choice today. Cost can range from $600 – $2,500.
- All-Porcelain Crowns — The most popular choice nowadays. They are entirely made of porcelain that resembles the look of natural teeth. The cost can range between $800-$3,000.
- Porcelain Fused to Metal – This is another popular type as they provide both strength and aesthetics due to the porcelain coat and metal structure. The cost can range from $500-$1,500.
Considering Getting Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns with proper care are long-lasting restorative treatment. If you are considering getting North Palm Beach dental crowns, you should have it done in the most professional way. Dr. Krape Dentistry will help you weigh in your options in terms of cost and the specific type of crown suitable for you. Contact us today for a consultation and for more information.