Broken and decayed teeth can cause dental pain and make chewing difficult. They also leave you worrying about what may happen next.
A dental crown can solve those problems while restoring your tooth and offering peace of mind.
The experienced dentists at Lake Area Dentistry in Lake Charles, LA, can use CEREC® technology to create your dental crown in one visit.
A Transformation With Dental Crowns
What Is CEREC?
CEREC allows our knowledgeable and proficient dental team to create high-quality, metal-free crowns that are customized for your comfort during one visit. Milled in-house from medical-grade porcelain, CEREC crowns are designed to blend seamlessly with existing teeth for a beautiful smile. This advanced technology is also used to craft veneers, inlays, and onlays.
A Same-Day Dental Crown Solution
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Are You Looking to Restore Your Smile?
Lake Area Dentistry offers exceptional individualized dental care for your entire family. We have state-of-the-art facilities in several convenient locations, serving Lake Charles, DeQuincy, Carlyss, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, and the surrounding areas.
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What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown protects a tooth that has been undergone a root canal or received other treatment for trauma or decay. The crown completely covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line, offering both beauty and strength.
The restoration improves a tooth's shape and size while also making a fragile tooth stronger. This helps you avoid more extensive repairs in the future. With proper care, you can expect to enjoy your customized tooth restoration for up to a decade or more.
Dental crowns are also used to replace missing teeth by supporting bridges or topping dental implants.
The dental team at Lake Area Dentistry creates one-of-a-kind crowns customized to each patient so they are completely comfortable and look beautiful. Our crowns are made from high-quality materials, such as porcelain or ceramic, that can be carefully matched to the color of surrounding teeth.
Although our Lake Charles-area dental practice features advanced CEREC technology to create a crown in just one visit, in some cases, we might recommend a traditional crown that is placed over two visits. These restorations are made from porcelain, resin, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal to meet your specific needs.
Start with a Consultation We Carefully Explain Your Choices
At your consultation, your dentist will determine if a dental crown is the right solution for you. We pride ourselves on having your best interests at heart, so our dentists carefully go over all your options and ensure you are comfortable with your choice. Our dental team will never push you to accept a procedure you don't need. We will also discuss the materials we use.
A Beautiful CEREC Crown in One Day
A tool is only as good as the user. Our team has extensive CEREC knowledge and proficiency.
Will Insurance Cover Your Dental Crown?
Crowns at Lake Area Dentistry average between $1,000-$1,300. If your crown is needed to repair a damaged tooth and prevent future damage, that is typically considered medically necessary and most insurance plans cover at least part of the cost.
We accept most major insurance plans. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make treatment as affordable as possible for our patients from Lake Charles, DeQuincy, Sulphur, and surrounding communities.
How to Protect Your Dental Crown
Watch What You Eat
You should avoid very hard foods, which can shorten the lifespan of the restoration. That includes chewing on ice. Also, be extra cautious with hard and sticky foods if you have a temporary crown, which is more easily dislodged than a permanent crown.
Brush Twice a Day and Floss Daily
Take extra care to clean where the gum meets the crowned tooth. You should avoid abrasive toothpaste, which can scratch porcelain. Don't brush vigorously around a temporary crown. Floss downward and pull the floss out from front to back so you don't snag your temporary crown and cause it to come loose.
Minimize Wear and Tear
If you grind your teeth, you should consider wearing a nightguard to protect the restoration and your teeth. You should also avoid habits like chewing on pens or your nails and opening packages with your teeth.