At our dental office, we want to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. When damage occurs to a tooth that’s too significant to be corrected with a filling, we may use a crown to return your smile to its perfect condition.
What is a crown?
A crown is a common dental procedure in which a prosthetic cover or cap is placed on your tooth to restore its normal shape, appearance and function after it’s been damaged. They can be made from a variety of materials and are generally colored to match the natural shade of your teeth if placed in an area that’s visible when you smile.
Typically patients need a crown when a tooth is cracked or develops a cavity that is too large for a filling.
A crown with Dr. Z.
When you come into the office with a dental problem, Dr. Zufall will assess the damage to determine if a crown is the right next step for your oral health. If he feels that it’s the appropriate decision, he will discuss your options and answer any questions you may have to help decide the best solution. Getting a crown can take two appointments or in many cases just one. We use CEREC technology to make custom crowns right here in the office in a single visit. To learn more about them check out our video and blog posts. With a two step crown the first appointment your tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and a temporary crown is put into place. Once the crown is made from the impression, you’ll come back in for a second appointment and the temporary will be removed and the permanent crown put into place.
Concerned about the price of a crown? At our office, we work with a private financing agency and your insurance provider to figure out a payment plan that fits your needs. We prioritize transparency and value in our office, and we’ll do our part to make sure you receive the best possible care at a price you can afford.