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 you 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 in just 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.
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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, Kinder, and the surrounding areas.
Our dentists work closely with patients to make our treatments affordable. We accept most major insurance plans and also offer financing through CareCredit®.
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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.
How Much Do Crowns Cost?
Crowns at Lake Area Dentistry average between $1,000-$1,300 per tooth. The final price of treatment can vary since the cost of restoring a tooth or performing a root canal differs from placing a dental implant for single-tooth replacement. During your visit, we can provide a price quote based on the work you need to have done.
Will Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?
If your crown is needed to repair a damaged tooth, complete a root canal, or prevent future damage to a tooth, that is typically considered medically necessary. This means that most insurance plans cover at least part of the cost.
Lake Area Dentistry accepts most major insurance plans. Insurance plans and policies vary, so we can work with your insurance provider directly to verify that crowns are covered.
Lake Area Dentistry also offers financing through CareCredit to make treatment as affordable as possible for our patients from Lake Charles, DeQuincy, Sulphur, Kinder, and surrounding communities.
CareCredit splits the total cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments. These installments allow patients to get the treatment they need without experiencing an undue financial burden.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
On average, a crown lasts about 10 years before it needs to be replaced. This is due to normal wear and tear. However, it's possible to extend the lifespan of a crown by practicing good oral hygiene and attending regular dental visits.
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Start With a Consultation We Can 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. In other words, our dental team will never push you to accept a procedure you don't need. We will also discuss the materials we use and discuss the benefits of each. If you live in the Lake Charles, DeQuincy, Kinder, or Sulphur area and would like to learn more about dental crowns, contact our practice online. You can also reach our offices by phone.
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A Beautiful CEREC Crown in One Day
A tool is only as good as the user. Our team has extensive CEREC knowledge and proficiency.
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.
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