Dental Crown Procedures

Dental Crown Procedures at Alpine Dental Health

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At Alpine Dental Health, we understand the importance of a healthy smile. If you’ve recently started feeling pain in a tooth, noticed significant tooth decay, or broken your tooth, a dental crown procedure may be the best option for you. 

We are here to create a customized treatment plan to fulfill your oral health needs- bright smile included!. Rest assured that your confidence and peace of mind are our top priority every visit. 

Here’s a little information about the procedure, including what to expect at your visits. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or request an appointment with our compassionate team today.  

What are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a thin cap made from porcelain, resin, ceramic, metal, or a metal-alloy combination. It works by entirely covering your tooth to restore it to its original shape and function. Once bonded to your tooth, crowns are durable and strong, mimicking the strength of your natural teeth. 

A dental crown procedure allows you to keep teeth that you would have otherwise lost due to decay, fracture, or extreme weakness. Dental crowns last an average of 15 to 20 years with proper care.

Dental crown cost varies by procedure.  In most cases, dental insurances cover a portion of the price; if you don’t have dental insurance, we offer our Smile Plan, an affordable option that includes free preventative care plus savings on restorative treatments like crowns. 

Don’t let the worry of cost stop you from restoring your smile; we can assure you that we have options that fit just for you. 

What to Expect

Dental crown procedures begin with an overall oral health review by our experienced and caring dentists. At Alpine Dental Health, we believe transparency builds solid relationships. Along with providing a thorough treatment plan, we discuss the dental crown cost to ensure it fits within your budget. 

5 Steps of a Dental Crown Procedure

We recognize that knowing what to expect from your procedure helps alleviate any worry or stress you may have leading up to the appointments. We are here to care for you and want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your time with us.

Although every experience is unique, there are typically five steps that make up the dental crown procedure.

1.     Alginate Impressions are taken to serve as a baseline model of your teeth.

2.     Tooth shaping is performed to allow for ideal placement of the final crown. In most cases, the affected tooth must be sized down slightly to accommodate the crown. In some cases, a root canal procedure is performed on patients who have an infected root from extensive decay or oral trauma. 

3.     Final impressions are taken to ensure the permanent crown will fit the newly sized tooth properly.

4.     A temporary crown is made and adhered to the affected tooth to protect it from damage, decay, or shifting while the permanent crown is being created.

5.     A permanent crown is applied to the tooth after a thorough cleaning and examination of the area. Slight adjustments will be made to ensure the new crown fits appropriately and aligns with the patient’s bite. 

Are you hoping to restore your tooth? We are here to help. Request an appointment with our attentive Alpine Dental Health team today to learn more about how a dental crown procedure can help brighten your smile and boost your confidence.