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Dental Crowns – Tallahassee, FL

A Lifelike and Durable Solution for Damaged Teeth

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Even with a solid oral hygiene routine in place, accidents happen! Maybe you got off-track with your oral hygiene routine on vacation, or you cracked a tooth during a sports-related injury. Whatever the case may be, our dedicated Tallahassee dentists can use lifelike and durable dental crowns to restore chipped, broken, cracked, and otherwise damaged teeth. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, then give our team a call today. If you want to learn more, then keep reading!

Why Choose Boyd & Walther Dental Associates for Dental Crowns?

What is a Dental Crown?

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A crown, sometimes referred to as a “cap,” slips on top of a damaged tooth to restore its lost structure. It can be made of metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or pure porcelain. The specific material we recommend for you will depend on which teeth are being repaired. For example, with the front teeth, we would always suggest all-porcelain crowns because they are as durable and strong as metal crowns and can be color-matched to blend with the rest of your smile.

The Dental Crown Process 

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Fortunately, it only takes a few short appointments to get a dental crown. When you come into our dental office, Dr. Boyd or Dr. Walther will begin by shaping your tooth so that the crown will fit it snugly and securely. They will then take an impression of it and send that impression to a dental lab to design and fabricate your crown. During this process, you will have a temporary crown placed. When you return to our dental office, one of our doctors will place the final crown into your mouth with a small amount of dental cement. After that, your new tooth is ready to go.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns continue to be one of the most popular restorative dental services because:

If you have any questions about dental crowns, or you are ready to make your smile whole again, contact our dental office today for an appointment.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns can protect damaged teeth for many years! However, you may have concerns about the cost of your treatment. We won’t be able to tell you exactly how much we can expect your dental crown to cost until we can thoroughly examine your smile. In the meantime, here are some things for you to keep in mind.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

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There are several factors that will determine the cost of your new restoration. Here are the ones that are considered.

  • Severity of Damage: If your tooth is very damaged, you may need other treatments in addition to your dental crown. For instance, if you have an infected tooth, you may need to undergo root canal treatment before you have your dental crown placed.
  • Materials Used: Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. At Boyd & Walther Dental Associates, we use porcelain because of its durability and tooth-like appearance.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

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Dental crowns are considered to be a “major” dental procedure by most dental insurance companies. Because of this, they are usually covered at about 50%. However, every plan is different, so it is best to check with your provider ahead of time so that you don’t run into any surprises. We would also be happy to help with this process. We are pleased to welcome PPO plans for Ameritas and Sun Life. We also work with out-of-network providers. If you have any questions regarding your insurance plan, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are completely out of luck. We accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information about your financial options, feel free to contact one of our friendly team members.

During your appointment with us, we will discuss the cost of your dental crown in detail. We are eager to restore your smile to health!

Dental Crown FAQs

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Dental crowns are an easy way to repair a tooth that looks or feels off. You’ve probably heard about or seen them, but unless you’ve had one in the past, there’s probably also a lot that you don’t know about these kinds of restorations.

If you have questions, we’ll be happy to answer them for you when we meet you in person. Until then, here’s a quick FAQ that may give you a little more information.

Do Dental Crowns Get Cavities?

The material that dental crowns are made out of are resistant to developing tooth decay, which means that you don’t have to worry about the restoration itself getting a cavity. However, it’s also the case that the seal covering your tooth isn’t air-tight, which means that bacteria can sneak in and decay the tooth within the restoration.

If you want to stave off future tooth decay, you should be sure to take good care of your tooth, brushing and flossing diligently.

Are Dental Crowns Safe?

When you come to us for your dental crown, you’ll get your restoration from a team of experienced dental professionals. As a result, we can guarantee that getting a dental crown will be completely safe.

The materials that we use in our dental crowns are non-toxic. We usually recommend ceramic, porcelain, or zirconia crowns, each of which are safe to have in your mouth.

In extremely rare cases someone may have a reaction to dental porcelain, but this is unlikely. Still, if you notice that something is wrong with your dental crown, like if your gums are irritated and swollen, be sure to let us know immediately.

Do Dental Crowns Feel Natural?

We work hard to make sure that our restorations fit well in the mouth. We take meticulous impressions of the tooth to inform the design of the dental crown. While it’s perfectly normal for a new dental crown to feel unusual, that should change very quickly.

Moreover, the high-quality materials that we use in our restorations means that they should look just the same as the rest of your teeth as well.

Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?

Whitening works on enamel because it’s porous, which allows the whitening gel to penetrate deeply into the tooth. Dental crowns, on the other hand, are impermeable. As a consequence, you can’t expect whitening gel to work very well on it.

If you want your dental crowns to stay nice and bright, be sure to stay away from foods that could stain your teeth. You may also want to try whitening your teeth beforehand and then getting dental crowns to match if you want your smile to be its brightest.