Keeping your mouth, and teeth in top shape is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Brushing your teeth, flossing and regular visits to the dentist are all activities to keep your mouth in good condition. Avoiding bad breath, gum disease and plaque and tartar build up is part of this process. However, when it comes time for a more serious procedure because of tooth damage over the years, a dental crown may be the solution. When a large cavity threatens the growth and health of a tooth, a crown can be installed. When it comes to improving appearance, shape or alignment for a tooth, a dental crown can be the ultimate solution. A crown can strengthen or replace a damaged tooth. It can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth like shape and structure. This will not only help with appearance of the tooth, but also performance. Often crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic and designed to match the color of your natural teeth.
One main concern with dental crown cost is that it may be higher than the costs for direct restorations such as amalgam or dental composite. However, the benefits definitely outweigh the negatives. Durability is one of the main benefits to consider. Paying for a one-time procedure that can last over a decade is great. Compare that to a service that needs to be replaced every few years such as restorations or minor fillings. When it comes to longevity, it is important to consider the skill of the dentist, the materials used and how it will be handled moving forward. Because gold crows are one piece of gold they last the longest and are less prone to failure. Porcelain on the other hand is more susceptible to fracture due to tension. Usually the damage to a tooth dictates the need for a crown. If a crown is recommended to be installed, the alternative procedures are often less effective for a patient. The risks and benefits often are weighed based on the priorities and budget of the patient, as recommended by the American Dental Association.
When it comes to dental crown cost, especially in New Orleans, there are many options to choose from. At Southern Dental Care, we take pride in our work.