Dental Crowns Montclair NJ
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. All-ceramic materials have evolved that can provide both the esthetics and strength required to restore these teeth properly.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
Dental Crowns FAQs
- How long do dental crowns last?
- What are the advantages of dental crowns?
- What are the disadvantages of dental crowns?
- How much do dental crowns cost?
- Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
- Are dental crowns worth the money spent?
How long do dental crowns last?
The lifetime of a crown ranges anywhere from 10 to 30 years, depending on its location, your eating habits, and whether you grind your teeth. With proper oral hygiene and care, some dental crowns last a lifetime.
What are the advantages of dental crowns?
- Crowns can save a damaged tooth from further damage
- They can prevent the loss of a damaged tooth
- Dental crowns protect teeth that have had a root canal
- They can enhance your smile
- They last for decades with proper care
What are the disadvantages of dental crowns?
As with any procedure, there are disadvantages. The only considerable disadvantage is the possibility of nerve irritation. Every time a tooth is worked on, the nerve is irritated. On teeth that have been worked on many times, the irritation may cause the nerve to die which then requires a root canal. However, the occurrence of this is only 5%. In our practice, the number is down to 3%.
How much do dental crowns cost?
Crowns cost anywhere from $1200 to $2,000 depending on the material, the size, and location of the tooth. If you have dental insurance, the out-of-pocket cost is often reduced.
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
No, it isn’t painful to have a crown placed on your tooth. Placement and cementing of a crown often alleviate pain caused by a cracked tooth, bringing relief and restoring your appearance.
Are dental crowns worth the money spent?
A crown protects the tooth from more damage that can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. The benefits of crowns are overwhelmingly more significant than their cost. Even when a crown is custom-fitted and made of porcelain, you pay a fraction of what it will cost to delay treatment for a damaged tooth.