What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are made of different materials such as cement, resin, ceramic, porcelain, and other precious metals such as gold, copper and other metals. Each material is unique and has its own advantages. This artificial tooth replacement is used to correct dental anomalies. Dental crowns are very effective when the patient’s gum health is good. These tooth caps are customized to suit the requirements of the patient. The crowns are made of different materials in their preparation. Materials generally used for crowns, range from resin, ceramic, gold, and other metals, thus making dental crowns is expensive.
How a dental crown is fitted?
The placement of dental crown is a three-stage process. Firstly, it involves anesthetizing the gum, teeth and the surrounding tissue, followed by trimming of the chosen teeth. Trimming of the teeth is done in such a manner that the crown fits accurately and appropriately over the damaged teeth. Secondly, the impression of the teeth is taken to which the crown has to be made. Using dental putty, the impression is taken and sent to the dental laboratory. Until the desired permanent crown is prepared, a temporary crown is made with either plastic or metal and is cemented on the teeth. Finally, the custom-made crown is fabricated with the desired material and is fixed over the teeth using a dental adhesive. The entire procedure requires a couple of visits to the dentist. However, recent advances in dental technology have helped dentists to fabricate their own crowns and fix them in a single visit to the dentist.
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Latest technology uses optical oral scanners, which provide a digital image, that is further analyzed by CAD. Some dental care centers have their own equipment, the milling machines, which allow you to design and fabricate the crowns within an hour. This effectively reduces the patients’ dental visit to save time and effort. How much will it cost?
- The price of dental crowns ranges from $97 to $1,246. The pricing is based upon the material being used.
- A cement crown is the cheapest of all the other types of crowns, and it is priced about $97/ crown
- Porcelain non precious metal crown is $963.42/ crown. If porcelain is used on gold then the crown costs $1,245.98
- Porcelain without gold but with other metal is priced at $963.42
- Cast gold crown costs $1192.07