Over time, our teeth become weaker and more susceptible to decay, cracks, discoloration, and damage. When one of these problems cannot be corrected with a filling or bonding, a dental crown might be the best choice. Dental crowns are composed of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold, and they can help repair broken or fractured teeth and prevent further tooth damage. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we can also use CEREC, a state-of-the-art machine, to build custom dental restorations from a three-dimensional digital image of the targeted tooth. At our Las Cruces, New Mexico office, your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and determine the ideal approach to give you excellent dental health and a stunning smile.
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The Advantages of Dental Crowns
Dental Crown Options
Porcelain dental crowns are color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth and produce a visually pleasing improvement. You can eat normally after a permanent restoration is attached to your tooth, but you must be careful not to eat hard foods with a temporary dental crown. Dental crowns are durable and can usually last many years. Gentle Care Dentistry offers a 5-year, no-questions-asked guarantee on all dental crowns we place as long as the patient comes in for routine checkups.
You should brush and floss them the same way you care for your natural teeth to prevent any complications. Visiting your dentist twice a year can also help to ensure that you maintain optimal oral health for years to come. As long as you keep up with routine checkups and fluoride treatments, Gentle Care Dentistry will correct any problems with your dental crown for up to five years following the initial procedure.
Because the treatment area is prepared with local anesthesia, the dental crown process should be painless. However, following the procedure some patients experience mild discomfort that can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Cost of Dental Crowns
At Gentle Care Dentistry, we accept several forms of payment, including cash, credit, and checks. Qualifying patients may also set up a flexible payment plan. You can discover your financing options by discussing your needs with our experienced financial coordinator.
Frequently Asked Questions
What material is used in CEREC crowns?
CEREC creates dental crowns composed of compressed porcelain, zirconium, or e.max® (lithium disilicate). For a custom fit and natural improvement, your dentist will finish, polish, stain, and glaze the restoration so that it mimics the appearance of your natural teeth.
Can my child get a porcelain crown at Gentle Care Dentistry?
We give children stainless steel dental crowns because the baby teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced with a new, permanent tooth. However, if the tooth that requires a dental crown is permanent, your child may qualify for a porcelain crown.
What can I expect during my first visit to Gentle Care Dentistry?
At Gentle Care Dentistry, we will discuss your medical history as well as any concerns you have about your oral health. You may print and complete the necessary new patient forms ahead of time and bring them to your appointment. We also offer online scheduling so you can set your dental visits from the comfort of your home.