How Does a Dental Crown Work?
Think of a dental crown as a shield for your tooth—a special shield that we’ve designed and shaped to perfectly fit your tooth.
Dr. Dean or Dr. Meek will slip the crown over your natural tooth and use a special epoxy resin to “cement” the crown into place.
Once the epoxy sets, the crown effectively becomes a part of your natural tooth, allowing you to eat, drink, and speak normally.
What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
At Dean Dental Solutions, all of our same-day crowns are made from porcelain or a special ceramic material.
What Does a Dental Crown Look Like?
Because we only make crowns out of two materials (ceramic and porcelain) that resemble the appearance of natural enamel, your crown should look exactly like the rest of your natural teeth.
Why Do People Get a Crown?
There are a number of reasons a patient might require a crown. Generally, patients receive a crown to protect a tooth following a root canal or the insertion of a dental implant.
Crowns can also be placed for purely aesthetic reasons in the event a patient is displeased with the appearance of a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth.
How Long Will a Dental Crown Last?
Crowns are sturdy—assuming your crown has been installed property and you maintain good oral hygiene habits (regular brushing, flossing, etc.) your crown should last at least 10 years.
What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown?
If it’s your first time getting a dental crown, the odds are better than good that you’ll be nervous heading into your appointment.
We know it’s not easy, but try as best you can to relax—know that getting a crown is a routine dental procedure, and that we’re going to do everything within our power to make you feel calm and comfortable.
What Makes a Same-Day Crown Special?
Most dentists require their patients to make a separate appointment for their crown fitting. At Dean Dental Services, we’re proud to provide high-quality, same-day dentistry to the entire North Little Rock community.
If Dr. Dean or Dr. Meek determine that you need a crown, you won’t be required to schedule an additional appointment—our team will get your tooth fitted with a high-quality crown right then and there. No need to deal with the annoyance of a temporary crown or a follow-up appointment. Using 3D digital-imaging technology, we’ll map your natural tooth, design a custom crown, and fit your new, permanent crown all in the same day.
How Much Will a Dental Crown Cost?
Depending on the tooth that needs to be crowned and the material used to create the crown, the cost for your dental crown will vary between $700 to $1,500 if you’re paying out-of-pocket (no insurance).