8 Reasons Why You May Need A Crown
You deserve a crown!
(A dental crown, that is.)
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a broken/cracked tooth or to fix a large cavity when a filling will no longer suffice. It makes a tooth strong and healthy again and will hopefully protect your natural tooth for many years.
Read on to learn about crowns and the top 8 reasons why you may need one.
Dental crowns allow you to keep your own teeth.
I'm sure you want to keep your natural teeth and a crown is one of the most common restorations to help you to do just that. Technology for crowns has come a long way. It is typically a pain-free procedure with little to no recovery time. Here at Riverbend Dentistry, we reserve special appointment times for crowns so they are available usually within a few days... because if your tooth breaks, treatment can't wait very long. Saving a tooth with a crown can help you to avoid extractions and then possibly an implant/bridge/or a partial denture.
Did you know our crowns are hand-painted?
Yep, by dental lab technicians, who we trust dearly! Each permanent crown is custom-made just for you. Crowns are provided in two appointments: at the first appointment we will "prep" the tooth and place a temporary crown, the second appointment a few weeks later is when you'll receive your permanent crown.
The 8 most common reasons that you may need a dental crown are:
• To cover and protect a tooth that has been weakened, usually due to decay.
• To stabilize sections of a cracked tooth.
• For broken tooth repair.
• To repair a tooth that has been severely worn down.
• To cover and strengthen a tooth where there is a large filling and very little tooth structure remaining.
• To reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal.
• To anchor a dental bridge in place (or finish a dental implant).
• To repair misshaped or severely discolored teeth.
Dental Insurance Hack: Crowns are typically covered at 50% (rarely 80%) on most dental plans up to your annual maximum and after your deductible. Be aware, many plans require the patient to have the insurance for at least a year for "major" coverage, which includes crowns!
Dr. Slaughter does PHENOMENAL crown work! (From one crown, to over ten!)
If you KNOW you need that crown, or you suspect you might, give our Treatment Coordinator, Amanda, a call today: 573.635.6080
Until I need my next dental crown (I'm two in),
I'll dream about floral crowns instead.
DISCLAIMER: You should always call your insurance company or HR representative to find out the details of your insurance policy.