Restore Damaged & Decayed Teeth
If you’re struggling with damaged or decayed teeth, Dr. Lascari offers strong, durable, and natural-looking dental crowns in Covington. With a dental crown from Cornerstone Dentistry, you can restore your smile and your bite, get relief from pain, and prevent further complications caused by your damaged tooth. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Understanding Dental Crowns
What Are Crowns Used For?
Dental crowns are usually used to restore and protect damaged teeth. For example, if you have a large cavity that can’t be treated with a filling, you have recently had a root canal, or your tooth has been cracked or broken due to a dental injury, a crown is the ideal way to restore it.
Crowns cover up the entire natural structure of your tooth, all the way down to the gumline. They restore your natural smile and bite and in some cases can relieve pain on biting. They also prevent further damage and complications to the underlying tooth.
More rarely, crowns can also be used for purely cosmetic purposes. For example, if dental bonding or a veneer is not appropriate for a particular tooth due to severe staining, deep decay, or a complex bite, a crown might be recommended instead.
What to Expect
The Crown Treatment Process
It takes two appointments to complete the dental crown process at Cornerstone Dentistry. At your first appointment, Dr. Lascari will clean and numb your mouth. Next, the tooth will be prepared by removing any decayed or damaged tooth material. Dr. Lascari will trim the tooth into a stable, even platform onto which your crown will be attached.
Then, she will take impressions and images of your tooth, which will be sent to a trusted dental lab. Once your crown is complete and arrives at Cornerstone Dentistry, you’ll come in for your final appointment. Dr. Lascari will check the fit of the crown, and make sure it’s perfect. To finish the procedure, she will bond the crown to your tooth permanently using a powerful dental adhesive, and polish the crown so that it matches your surrounding teeth.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Most dental crowns last at least 10-15 years with proper care and dental hygiene, and it is common for them to last even longer. To keep your crown healthy, make sure you brush and floss regularly and see Dr. Lascari for a cleaning and oral exam every 6 months. The better you take care of your crown and the rest of your smile, the longer your restoration will last!
Cost & Payment
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The cost of a dental crown can vary quite a bit based on the location of the tooth being treated, the material of the crown, and whether any additional treatments like a root canal are required. For an accurate cost estimate, come into Cornerstone Dentistry for an appointment with Dr. Keleigh Lascari.