Dental crowns are one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Doyle Freano in his Lexington KY dentist office. They can serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes, functioning as a “cap” to cover and strengthen the tooth and helping to prevent tooth loss.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, but Dr. Freano frequently recommends porcelain for its durability and aesthetics.
Common Uses for Dental Crowns
Dr. Freano may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- Following root canal therapy
- Restore tooth with large cavity
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Cosmetic dental goals
Dental Crown Procedure
Once the decision has been made that a dental crown is the treatment of choice, Dr. Freano prepare the tooth and take an impression of the tooth where the crown will be placed. A temporary crown can be placed while the permanent restoration is being fabricated.
In 2-3 weeks, Dr. Freano will place the final, custom made restoration, permanently bonding it to the tooth and polishing it for a comfortable, lasting result that will enhance your smile and help to support long term oral health.
Dental Crown FAQs
What is the cost of a dental crown?
This varies depending on your specific condition and goals, as well as the material selected. If you have dental insurance, your crown may be covered. As a courtesy, we will submit a claim with the reimbursement to be sent directly to you from the insurance company.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dr. Freano designs dental crowns to last a lifetime. Proper care and maintenance will ensure that your dental crown will perform at its best for many years.
Can You Replace Gold Crowns with Porcelain Crowns?
Yes! Dr. Freano can replace metal dental crowns, broken or worn dental crowns with new porcelain dental crowns. This simple procedure can have a dramatic impact on the appearance and longevity of your smile.