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Dental Crowns – Forest Park, OH

Seamlessly Repair Broken Teeth

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Dr. Kogan and Dr. Romano understand that cavities can occur, and accidents can happen. When they do, effective restorative care is required to minimize the potential for more serious oral healthcare procedures. With dental crowns in Westport , our team can safeguard your teeth so that they will grow stronger over time and allow for optimal oral function. If you’re interested in finding out how you can receive a dental crown for your damaged tooth, call us today .

What is a Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns, also called dental caps, cross the boundary between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. As protection for a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, a dental crown restores both form and function. Made out of ceramic materials, a crown is also cosmetically attractive and blends in with the natural color and form of your other teeth.

Do I Need Dental Crowns?

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Several things can happen that will require you to receive a dental crown. Only once you meet with Dr. Kogan or Dr. Romano will you know if this type of treatment is right for you.

In most cases, a dental crown is used to cover a severely damaged tooth, a dental filling that has expanded and caused damage to the tooth, you recently received a root canal or dental implant, or you have extensive dental decay that cannot be successfully treated with a simply filling.

The Dental Crown Process

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When it comes to receiving a dental crown, you must first meet with your dentist to discuss your eligibility. Once approved for treatment, you will receive local anesthesia to ensure that you feel no pain and remain relaxed throughout treatment.

We’ll then begin to clear out the portions of the damaged or decayed tooth so that all bad bacteria are removed. We’ll then file the tooth down so that it can house the customized crown once it is created. Our team will take impressions of the tooth so that dental lab technicians can easily view the 3D model and craft the restoration based on the specific instructions provided.

In the meantime, you’ll receive a temporary crown that you can wear to protect your tooth from reinfection or further harm. After a few weeks, you will return to have your temporary crown removed. We’ll then prepare your tooth to receive the finalized restoration that will be secured on top.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns have been around for a long time. Countless individuals have turned to these trusted restorations to repair and rebuild their functional smiles. With millions of people living with dental crowns, it’s easy to see why so many choose them. They:

  • Make it possible to eat with greater ease
  • Allow you to speak with improved speech
  • Encourage better oral health and hygiene
  • Can last 10-15 years as long as you commit to taking care of your smile
  • Safeguard against future reinfection and damage
  • Look beautiful because of the natural materials used to craft the restorations

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns 

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Wondering what it’ll cost to fix your broken or decayed teeth? Getting a dental crown is sometimes the best move for your long-term oral health. However, we understand that the overall price is a factor in your decision-making process. Don’t worry – once we've identified the issue, we'll lay out our treatment plan and the associated costs. Simply click on the button below to learn more!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

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Determining the cost of dental crowns involves considering several factors. Our team takes into account the following:

  • The extent of dental damage and any required preliminary treatments, such as a root canal or dental implant placement.
  • The choice of material for crafting your personalized dental crown, whether it's gold, porcelain, amalgam, etc.
  • The method of crown creation, whether it's the traditional lab approach or in-house fabrication using CEREC technology.

While opting for the least expensive materials and methods might be tempting, it's essential to note that choosing quality matters. Going for lower-cost options may result in a restoration that doesn't stand the test of time.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

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Yes! Dental insurance usually covers dental crowns, but it's crucial to understand that it typically covers about half of the total cost. This means you'll be responsible for covering the remaining half out-of-pocket. To ensure you maximize your benefits and save as much as possible, our front desk team will thoroughly research your policy on your behalf.