Dental Crowns – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Repair or Enhance Any Smile
Over time, teeth can become weak or severely worn down, leading to decay, cracks, and fractures. In addition to negatively impacting the health and function of your smile, this can cause pain and embarrassment. At Seaside Family Dentistry, our Fort Lauderdale dentist, Dr. Kellner, can restore your teeth to the right size, shape, and strength, alleviating your discomfort in the process with natural-looking, custom-made dental crowns. If you’d like to learn more about this cosmetic dental service, give our team a call to schedule an appointment or read on!
Why Choose Seaside Family Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
- Top-Rated Dental Team in Fort Lauderdale
- Utilizes the Latest Dental Technology
- Dental Insurance and Flexible Financing Welcome
What is a Dental Crown?
In short, dental crowns offer a lifelike and durable solution to improve the appearance of damaged or broken teeth. They are custom-made and fitted to the tooth (or teeth) being treated, which allows us to restore your smile to its beautiful, natural state. Plus, they can be crafted from a variety of materials, such as gold or acrylic resin. With that said, the natural look of porcelain is the preferred material for most crowns.
The Dental Crown Process
The process for creating and fitting porcelain crowns takes place over two to three visits with your Fort Lauderdale dentist across two to three weeks. Dr. Kellner first removes all decay; then the damaged tooth is sculpted and prepared for being fit with a crown; and finally, an impression of your tooth is made for creating the custom crown. You will be fitted with a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent one to be made. When your crown is completed, Dr. Kellner places it onto the permanent tooth, ensures the fit and look are correct, and cements it into place.
Once fit with your permanent dental crown, you’ll see that it was worth the wait. When crafted carefully and with your individual needs in mind, a permanent crown can restore your confidence, comfort, and overall quality of life.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
There are countless reasons why patients and dentists alike have turned to dental crowns for decades. Here are a few noteworthy ones:
- Dental crowns are extremely versatile since they can be used with damaged teeth, dental implants, and more.
- Dental crowns are custom-made for each patient, ensuring they look and feel completely natural.
- Dental crowns are easy to care for – just commit to a solid oral hygiene regimen!
- Dental crowns can last for a decade or more with the right best practices in place.
- Dental crowns can be placed in as little as two visits.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns
Many factors influence the cost of dental crowns, but Dr. Alan Kellner strives to keep a healthy, beautiful smile within everyone's budget. He will examine your mouth and learn more about your situation to create a personalized estimate. Our office offers various financial solutions, so you don't have to worry about a crown draining your bank account. You won't have to compromise quality or aesthetics to keep your care affordable.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns
Every mouth is as unique as fingerprints, which is why there's no flat fee for a dental crown. A one-size-fits-all restoration wouldn't fit well and may look unnatural. Your restoration is carefully crafted to meet your exact specifications to ensure the correct fit. It will be designed to match the color, size, and shape of your real teeth to blend in. Many things will influence your estimate, like:
- Consultation: You'll need a consultation with your dentist, which will involve a visual examination and other diagnostic services.
- Preparatory Services: Based on the results of your examination, you may need additional procedures, like root canal therapy or gum disease treatment. Your tooth must also be prepared for the restoration. This involves reshaping your tooth to allow the crown to fit over it.
- Location of Tooth: Molars are more complex and larger than front teeth. Crowns used in the back of the mouth may cost more.
- Materials: Discounted materials may not be as durable as higher-quality options. As a result, they may need to be replaced more often. It's better to choose quality over cost.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?
You can use your dental insurance for your consultation and any diagnostic services, including X-rays. Your benefits may also cover preliminary treatments. If your crown is medically necessary, your insurance will pay some of the expenses after meeting your yearly deductible. A member of our office will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your annual allowance. They will explain how your coverage is being used and explain any remaining balance.
Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable
Your financial situation should never stand in the way of getting the high-quality crown you need. Our office accepts multiple payment options to keep your treatment within your budget, including:
- Traditional Payments: We accept all traditional payment methods, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
- Financing: You can benefit from little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval. You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using a monthly payment plan through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.
Dental Crown FAQs
Rest assured, our Fort Lauderdale dental team will answer any questions you have during your first appointment so you feel confident and prepared. However, we’re also fully aware of how much our patients value being able to do their research online as well. So, we’ve decided to answer some FAQs about dental crowns we hear from patients right here!
How much do dental crowns cost?
Dental crown cost varies according to the size, location, and material it is made out of. Your Fort Lauderdale dentist offers a wide variety of payment and financing options to ensure that patients in need of a crown can afford one. Call to set up a consultation and receive an estimate of what your personalized treatment will cost.
Are dental crowns permanent?
High-quality porcelain crowns can last 10 to 20 years if properly cared for. However, if it isn’t brushed and flossed regularly, it can fracture, and the supporting tooth can still get cavities.
Is the procedure painful?
Our priority is to deliver gentle, compassionate care to our Fort Lauderdale dental patients. This commitment, combined with our sedation options, ensures that receiving a dental crown is a comfortable experience.