Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Tooth Crowns in South Philadelphia

When cavities are left untreated, they can cause significant damage to your teeth. Fortunately, a tooth crown in South Philadelphia can help you retain your tooth before the problem becomes worse.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is natural-looking cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to shield it from further decay or injury. These dental caps are recommended when a tooth is so damaged that a filling will not correct the issue. A tooth cap can help hold broken sections of a tooth together or even serve as a support for a dental bridge. Dental crowns are often used following root canals, though they can even be used for cosmetic purposes like fixing irregularly shaped teeth or correcting discoloration.

What Type of Dentist Provides Tooth Crowns?

Receiving a tooth crown is considered a routine dental procedure. Most general dentists, including those at our practice, provide tooth crowns as part of their comprehensive dental services. Please give us a call to learn more about our high-quality crowns for teeth.

What Types of Tooth Crowns Are Offered?

Our dentists provide several options for dental crowns, including those for front teeth and molars. The crowns are made-to-order from a laboratory to ensure an excellent match and fit.

Ceramic Crowns

A ceramic crown contains a porcelain-based filling and is usually recommended for a front tooth crown. Our dentists can choose a color for the ceramic that blends easily with the surrounding teeth. While ceramic can become brittle when exposed to grinding or hard biting, most people can use ceramic crowns without complications.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns

With a porcelain crown, you’ll experience a stronger bond because the porcelain is attached to a metal framework. Porcelain crowns are less prone to leakage and recurrent decay than ceramic crowns.

Gold Tooth Crowns

Many patients prefer the originality and durability of a gold crown tooth, which is created using a gold alloy. Gold crowns can be visible when worn, but they provide a strong seal while remaining gentle on the adjacent teeth.

What Is the Complete Process for Receiving Crowns?

Generally, it takes two dental appointments to receive a crown. If you require preliminary dental work, such as root canal therapy, your dentist may recommend more than two appointments.

At your first tooth crown appointment, your dentist will assess the affected tooth to determine whether it can support a crown. If so, the dentist will take impressions of the tooth after filing down its edges. The impression is sent to a lab, where your permanent crown will be created. A prefabricated crown can be used while the permanent one is made. Once the final crown has arrived, your dentist will fit and adjust the device at a second appointment.

How Much Will a Dental Crown Cost?

The type of crown chosen will largely determine your final charges for a dental crown. Fortunately, most discount dental plans and insurance providers will cover a dental crown procedure. Please contact our office to learn more about dental crown pricing and our financing options.

How Do I Maintain My Dental Crowns?

Like your natural teeth, dental crowns should be brushed twice daily. We also recommend using dental floss at least one time per day. In addition to a great home care regimen, visiting our office for regular checkups can keep your crowns in great shape for several years.

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