Do you have a damaged tooth that’s causing pain?
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations placed by Dr. Doyle Freano in his Lexington KY dentist office. These versatile restoration can serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes. Tooth crowns function as a “cap” to cover and strengthen the tooth and help prevent tooth loss.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, but Dr. Freano frequently recommends porcelain. Crowns made of porcelain tend to be more durable than traditional materials. Porcelain can also be color-matched to blend flawlessly to your smile. We can go even further with a teeth whitening procedure to fully restore your smile after a dental crown is placed.
Common Uses for Dental Crowns
Patients come in for a variety of issues that can be fixed with 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 a large cavity
- Repair broken or cracked tooth without oral surgery
- Improve appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth for a seamless smile
- Lengthen teeth that appear very short next to other teeth
- Cosmetic dental goals such as covering deep tooth stains
Dental Crown Procedure
The process begins with a through oral evaluation. We will check your teeth for signs of damage and recommend the appropriate treatment options. If Dr. Freano determines that you need a dental crown or two, he will begin to prepare the affected tooth. After it has been prepared, he will 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. He will permanently bond and polish it to your tooth for a comfortable, lasting result. We will enhance your smile and help support long-term oral health for years to come.
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.
Schedule a Tooth Crown Consultation
Dr. Freano is a trusted dentist in Lexington, Kentucky. He has decades of experience performing dental restorations for Lexington-Fayette communities and beyond. Request an appointment online, or give us a call at 859.554.1586 today.