About Custom Dental Crowns
If a tooth is damaged, decayed, misshapen, or worn down, it may be strengthened and protected with a dental crown. Also referred to as "caps," dental crowns are customized to fit over individual teeth and colored and shaped to match your surrounding teeth for an attractive appearance. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we often recommend dental crowns for Wyomissing and Reading, PA patients to treat tooth decay, protect a damaged tooth, replace a large filling, or restore a single dental implant for tooth replacement. Our team of exceptionally skilled general dentists creates crowns from a selection of high-quality materials to meet your oral health goals and provides a comfortable, natural-looking restoration. Schedule a consultation with our team to find out how a crown can strengthen or repair a tooth while also improving the overall health and appearance of your smile!
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Wow! I arrived for an 8AM appt and left there 3 hours later. It was good Though, I had xrays ,pictures,a consult and a prep for two crowns. My teeth looked and felt good, but there were lots of hidden problems. My old dentist missed a lot of problems. I was shown the pictures and xrays.Even I could see what was wrong. Erica, Dr Sonntag and Gabriella took the time and patience to go over everything with me and explained all that they were doing to me. I couldn't have asked for better service. Thank you for all you did today. You all get A+ today.😊"- Google User / Google / Aug 19, 2019
"I recently had crowns done by Dr. Sonntag & her assistant Susan. Very friendly & caring. They went out of their way to make me feel relaxed & comfortable throughout the procedure. I have been going to Dr. Dale & Dr. Jeffrey for many years. Their attention to the whole person is very admirable. Thank you for a good experience."- D.K. / Facebook / Aug 28, 2018
"Wow! I arrived for an 8AM appt and left there 3 hours later. It was good Though, I had xrays ,pictures,a consult and a prep for two crowns. My teeth looked and felt good, but there were lots of hidden problems. My old dentist missed a lot of problems. I was shown the pictures and xrays. Even I could see what was wrong. Erica, Dr Sonntag and Gabriella took the time and patience to go over everything with me and explained all that they were doing to me. I couldn't have asked for better service. Thank you for all you did today. You all get A+ today.😊"- Google User / Google / Jul 28, 2019
Is a Crown Right for You?
Crowns may be recommended to address a variety of restorative needs, such as to strengthen a broken or decayed tooth or provide support for a cracked tooth. Dental crowns can also rebuild a worn-down tooth, strengthen a tooth with a large cavity, or mask discolored or misshapen teeth and can be attached to individual dental implants to replace single missing teeth. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, our team takes special care to customize traditional and implant-retained crowns to match surrounding teeth seamlessly while restoring your bite and oral function. Custom dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including noble metal (like gold) and porcelain fused to metal (PFM) but are often fabricated of durable, high-quality porcelain material for a natural appearance. At your consultation, our team will discuss your options and help you select the dental crown material best for your budget and goals.
How Are Crowns Placed?
The process of placing a dental crown is generally completed over the course of two dental visits. During the first appointment, we will numb your tooth with a local anesthetic and can provide sedation techniques if you tend to feel anxious during dental visits. When you are ready, our team will gently remove any decay or damage and reshape the tooth structure. An impression of the prepared tooth will then be taken, which our lab will utilize to fashion your custom dental crown. A temporary crown can be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted. Once your dental crown is made, we will have you return for a second appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be cemented to your tooth or attached to a dental implant (previously positioned in your jaw). We will then check your bite for comfort and ensure a precise, even fit.
After Crown Placement
Unless sedation was used, you should be able to leave our office following your crown preparation visit and continue your daily activities. A member of our dental team will teach you how to care for your crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean, but it is important to brush and flossing thoroughly around your crown each day. During your routine checkups at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we will assess your crown and the underlying tooth. We will let you know when your crown needs to be replaced; however, it should last for several years with proper care and attention. If you experience any issues with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), call our office immediately. Please avoid attempting to repair it or put it back in yourself, as this can damage your crown or tooth. Be sure to talk with our team about Grove Dental's 5-year dental crown warranty for detailed information on your new restoration!
Insurance Coverage for Crowns
Based on your dental insurance coverage, a portion of the cost of your crown may be paid. After talking to your insurance, our office can help you maximize your coverage and will submit your claims on your behalf. Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics offers affordable payment solutions to help make covering any remaining costs manageable and convenient for your family.
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Customized Restorative Solutions
At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, our talented dentists customize dental crowns to bring health, natural appearance, and function back to damaged teeth. We also use crown restorations to restore single dental implants to complete a tooth replacement procedure. Contact our team in Wyomissing and Reading, PA to schedule a restorative consultation with our highly trained team today!
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