Amherst dentist Dr. Karl Neuhaus restores decayed, structurally unsound teeth. He replaces existing dental restorations with custom dental crowns that look and feel like natural teeth. A dental crown sometimes called a tooth cap or tooth crown is used to restore cracked teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth that have been compromised by cavities. The dental crown covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place.
About Porcelain Dental Crowns
There are many materials that a dentist can choose from for creating a dental crown. In most cases, the dentists at Creekside Dentistry choose porcelain dental crowns because of their superior aesthetics and long-term durability.
Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns
- Metal-free: do not cause discoloration along the gum line like conventional metal dental caps
- Extremely natural-looking: porcelain dental crowns are made of layers of fine ceramic material, to match natural tooth enamel
- Long-lasting: porcelain dental crowns are highly durable, as well as stain-resistant, meaning they will last for years to come
Dental Crown Treatment
Many patients avoid the dentist because they fear a dental crown procedure will be painful and complicated. The process for placing crowns on teeth is actually quite simple.
To start, the dentist will remove any existing crowns or fillings and prepare the tooth for the new tooth crown, removing as little tooth structure as necessary to ensure a stable fit. The dentist will select the best materials for your restoration and may place a temporary dental crown to protect your tooth while the dental crown is being made.
Once the permanent dental crown has arrived from the laboratory, the dentist will try it on for fit and color. The dentist can make any minor adjustments in the office before securing the crown with a special adhesive.
You can care for your dental crowns the same as your natural teeth. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure that your dental crown is stable and long-lasting.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
Patients often worry about dental crown pain. We ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.
How much does a dental crown cost?
Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and the specific condition of the patient. Before we begin treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest-free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
Can a gold dental crown be replaced with a porcelain crown?
Yes, Creekside Dentistry is able to replace metal dental crowns, and broken or worn dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.
Restore Your Smile
Trying to find a dentist in Amherst or the surrounding area of Tonawanda and Wheatfield? Creekside Dentistry may be the right dentist to solve your complex dental problems. Find out what treatments are right for you, call (716) 262-8070 or request an appointment online.