The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Straight Answers to Questions About Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown or cap is created to cover and protect the entire visible surface of a damaged or vulnerable tooth. Dental crowns are usually made in a dental lab, but some offices may have the equipment to make them on site while the patient waits. Some types of dental crowns are intended for temporary protection, but most are created to stay in place for many years. If you’re having a root canal, or you have a serious tooth fracture or cosmetic tooth problem, a crown can usually solve your problems. 



1. What Are the Types of Dental Crowns?

Crowns are made from a variety of single and combined materials; these include gold, metal alloys, ceramic, porcelain, composite resin, and zirconia. Many combination crowns are made from a layer of porcelain fused to a metal base.

2. Is It Difficult to Place a Dental Crown?

Placement of a dental crown usually requires two office visits, but some clinics can create and place crowns in one day. To prepare a tooth crown placement, the area around the tooth is numbed so the dentist can easily shape the surfaces of the tooth to allow space for a new crown. Severely damaged teeth may require special techniques to build them up, so they can hold a crown securely. Impressions are taken to ensure the crown’s proper fit and bite, and tooth color is carefully matched. After the dental crown is made, it is cemented into place over the natural tooth and evaluated for proper function and comfort.

3. How Long Can I Expect My Dental Crowns to Last?

Longevity varies, but if you see your dentist regularly and practice good oral hygiene, you can expect your crown to last up to 20 years.

4. Will I Need a Root Canal Before Getting a Dental Crown?

Root canals are not required to place a crown, but all teeth that have undergone root canal treatment should be crowned.

Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Granger

1. Which types of dental crowns are most suitable for my teeth?

2. How much will my crown cost, and how much will my insurance cover?

3. Are there alternative treatment options?

4. Will there be any special care instructions?

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Granger.

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