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Dental Crowns in Boulder

Dental crowns make up an essential part of restorative dentistry, and can greatly improve the strength, appearance, and longevity of your teeth.
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A dental crown is a “cap” which is placed over a tooth that has been broken, treated by root canal, stained, damaged by decay, or is misshapen. Individually crafted and custom-fitted dental crowns blend in with the tone and contour of your natural teeth and can last for more than 15 years. Sometimes crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge or top off a dental implant or they may be applied for certain cosmetic modifications or aesthetic purposes.

What’s the process of getting a crown?

A dental crown procedure usually requires two office visits and is performed by a dentist.

Here is how we go about it:

Examining and preparing the tooth

As with any other kind of dental treatment, everything starts with the dental examination, during which the doctor will check and clean your teeth so they are prepared for an easy fit. If the tooth is broken or severely damaged by decay, we will remove the damaged areas so the dental crown can do its work protecting the tooth from further decay.

Shaping the Crown

Next, with the help of dental putty, we will take an impression of your teeth that will be used to construct full porcelain crowns. You will then be provided with a temporary dental crown that will be fitted onto your teeth until your following appointment. If you are missing a tooth and wish to replace it with a dental implant, we will take an impression of the implant and the surrounding teeth. Our lab will use the impression to manufacture your own custom crown.

Placing the Crown

At your second appointment, we will remove your temporary crown and replace it with a permanent crown. The crown will be secured using durable dental cement or a hidden screw. To complete the process, we will polish your crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort and security.

Cost of Dental Crowns in Boulder

The out-of-pocket cost for a dental crown can vary widely from patient to patient. With a typical insurance plan a single crown averages out to about $200 to $600+. Without insurance, a reasonable ball-park figure for a crown would be about $800 to $1200 and up. To get your mouth looking and feeling normal again, most people feel that a dental crown is an easy decision but the cost may still give you pause.

    So what goes into determining the cost of a dental crown?
  • The type of crown and the material that is used.
  • The location and complexity of the procedure.
  • The number of crowns that may be required.
  • Combining the crown with other dental appliances like bridges.
  • Supplies and equipment that are required for your specific treatment.

Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

The necessity of a crown following a root canal largely depends on the tooth’s position in the mouth. Molars and premolars, located at the back and used extensively for chewing, typically require crowns. In contrast, front teeth like incisors and canines, which are not primarily used for chewing, may not always need crowns.

A key distinction between a crown and a filling is the crown’s enhanced durability, especially for teeth with a large biting surface. Fillings on the biting surfaces of molars can chip or become loose due to the repeated pressure from chewing or habitual clenching. In contrast, a crown, which covers the tooth seamlessly from the gumline to the gumline, is built to withstand significantly more force over an extended period.

A dental post is not the same as a dental implant, which is surgically placed into the jawbone. Instead, it is a medical-grade post that can be cemented into a root canal-treated tooth to strengthen the foundation and core for a dental crown. Dental posts are utilized only when there isn’t sufficient healthy tooth structure remaining to securely support a crown.

The experience of getting a crown can be similar to that of receiving a filling, depending on the condition of your tooth. We carefully numb the area and apply local anesthesia as needed to ensure the preparation process is pain-free. Post-procedure, you might experience mild sensitivity or soreness in the gums surrounding the treated tooth for a short while. If dental visits make you anxious, please inform us! We’re committed to alleviating your concerns and making your visit as comfortable as possible.

Crowns last 15 years but if well maintained they last 25-30 years.

A dental crown is maintained just like a natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing keep your dental crown – and the supporting gum around it – healthy and clean. Regular cleanings and checkups at your dentist are essential to your oral health.

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