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Dental Crowns

A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It’s made from either metal, or porcelain and metal, and is fixed in your mouth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed or been damaged, or just to make a tooth look better.

To fit a crown, the old tooth will need to be drilled down so it’s like a small peg onto which the crown will be fixed. It can take some time for the lab to prepare a new crown, so you probably won’t have the crown fitted on the same day.

Dental Crowns Procedure Stats

  • Cost: Varies per tooth, gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are less expensive than porcelain or ceramic crowns
  • Insurance coverage: Yes; coverage varies based on carrier and plan
  • Number of Dental Appointments: Two to three
  • Results: One to two weeks
  • Side Effects/Risks: Sensitivity, loose crown, infection, allergic reaction
  • Replacement Treatment Needed: Five to 15 years

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