How Dental Crowns Are Placed and What They Generally Cost Based on Material

by | Mar 2, 2021 | Dental

You know you are in need of dental crowns Royal Oak, MI, patients when part of your tooth is damaged beyond repair or it is missing completely. Living in the lower east side of Michigan, you might have a damaged tooth from winter activities, poor hygiene, bad water, or any number of factors combined. Still, if it helps alleviate some of your more common anxieties about getting crowns on your broken and damaged teeth, here’s how they are placed and fitted and what it generally costs based on the material used to make the crown.

Your Tooth Is Ground to a Nub

Most dentists still need some tooth to which they can fit a crown. If you still have most of your natural tooth left, it will be ground down to a nub over which the crown is affixed. You will be numbed for this as sometimes the nerve may be exposed during the preparation for the crown. A temporary fake plastic crown will be adhered to the nub to protect it while your dentist makes the crown from the mold he took of your tooth before it was ground down and after it became a nub.

General Costs of Crowns

The materials used to make dental crowns in Royal Oak dentistries include acrylic resin, porcelain, dental metals, and/or a combo of two of these. The acrylic resin crown is the cheapest, but it doesn’t last very long. Porcelain is more expensive, but it lasts a very long time. Porcelain and resin mixed together cost less than porcelain. Metal crowns are unusual but may be pricey too.

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