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Dental Crowns

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

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Before Dental Crown Placement
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After Dental Crown Placement
Without a crown, a broken tooth can suffer further damage and is at risk for decay or infection. A crown also restores the look and chewing function of the tooth.

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

Traditional dental crowns normally take two appointments, but Lake Area Dentistry in the Lake Charles area uses advanced imaging and same-day fabrication technology to get you in and out in one visit. Plus, you won't have to fuss with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent dental restoration.
Using the sophisticated CEREC system, our dentists streamline your dental visit through the use of computer-aided-design and -manufacturing technology.

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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. 

Our dentists work closely with patients to make our treatments affordable. We accept most major insurance plans and also offer financing through CareCredit®.

To get started, contact us through our online form or call:

(337) 478-8470

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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.

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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.

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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.
A tool is only as good as the user. Our team has extensive CEREC knowledge and proficiency.


Your dentist will prepare the tooth by numbing the area and shaping the tooth to prepare it for restoration. If you prefer, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation or mild oral sedation


Using a small intraoral camera, your dentist will create a precise 3-D image of your tooth. This lets you skip the discomfort of impression trays to replicate the tooth.
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The tooth's scan is transmitted to the CEREC system, where the restoration is designed and milled using digital technology.


The dentist will place the finished crown in your mouth and make any final adjustments for optimal fit and appearance. 


The dentist bonds the restoration in place, allowing you to walk out with a finished restoration. With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown.

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

Crowns are made of high-quality dental materials, meaning they are very durable. However, they are not indestructible. Over time, they will need to be replaced. To make them last, we recommend that patients:

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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Lake Area Dentistry

The dentists at our family-friendly practice use the latest technology and techniques to enhance your care. We are proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association

Set up your first appointment by requesting a consultation or calling our Lake Charles office at (337) 478-8470.

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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.  

We will also discuss the materials we use. Same-day CEREC restorations use high-quality ceramics that replicate the look and feel of a natural tooth. However, you can also choose from porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or other materials. Using these materials, you will typically require two visits and need a temporary crown.