Dental Crowns in Mission Texas
A dental crown procedure is one of the most common modern dental procedures. Crowns, also known as caps, are artificial teeth which can be fixed into place in order to replace missing teeth, improve cosmetic aesthetics, and more. Dental crowns are actually one of the oldest types of dental work—in the past, crowns would typically be made with wood or even gold; today, they are made with porcelain or composite materials. Our dental crowns in Mission, TX can serve both practical and cosmetic purposes.
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Why People Need Dental Crowns
There are many reasons why people may need dental crowns. The most common reasons why people need dental crowns are to replace a lost tooth that has been extracted or has fallen out due to deterioration. A dental crown can also be used to cover a tooth which has been given a root canal, as this will encourage the bone underneath to thrive and reduce the chances for additional decay. Crowns are also what are used during tooth implantation, after the implant post has been installed.
When crowns are used to replace lost teeth, they are effectively a prosthetic that supports the bone, the surrounding teeth, and ensures the patient can continue to chew properly. There are many benefits to getting a dental crown in these cases, as a crown helps to ensure normal eating and drinking is possible while also working to prevent further decay in the mouth which can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and more advanced periodontal disease.
Crowns can also be used for aesthetic reasons, such as repairing a tooth with visible chipping, cracking or discoloration. Crowns for cosmetic reasons may not be covered under insurance; in this case, contact us with your concerns and we will be able to go over the costs associated with getting a crown for cosmetic reasons.
Dental Crown Procedures
A dental crown procedure will require at least two appointments. During the first appointment, the tooth or remaining tooth structure must be repaired for the crown. This typically involves cleaning it and, if necessary, shaping the tooth using tools which will be applied after a local anesthetic. We will also create an impression or 3D image of the tooth, which will be used to create the final look of the crown.
Once the crown is finished and has arrived to our office, we will set up another appointment for the crown to be fixed into place. The crown will be carefully fixed into place using special material and finally, polished for the best look. We will then make sure that the crown fits properly and if necessary make adjustments so that it is not too thick.
The dental crown cost without insurance can vary. Some insurances may cover the full cost of a crown procedure, while others may have limitations. If you are need a crown but do not have insurance, contact us today so that we can go over the cost of the procedure with you. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding dental crown procedures, do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer all of your questions.
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