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!
"My initial appointment and cleaning went great. The staff , hygienist's, and doctors's were very pleasant and answered all the questions I had. The cleaning was the most in depth cleaning I've ever received , and the doctor took her time to sand down an old filling without any extra charge outside of the cleaning. I was made aware of many "little" things about my teeth and gums that I was not aware of before and there was no push from any staff to get extra work done that wasn't needed. The office , waiting room, and rooms in the back were very well kept and comfortable. Located in a very nice neighborhood. I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a dentist!"- R.V. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
"I never stay at a dentist for long due to anxiety with me and my daughter! I wanted to check out Grove Dental after I saw they had sedation therapy. AfteR having my first consult I don't even think I'll need it because they made me feel so comfortable! I'm gonna love it her!!"- J.H. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2020
"I really like the the way all of you handled me."- L.H. / Google / Mar 05, 2020
"Once again i was nervous. I broke a filling. I KNOW BETTER. ITS GROVE DENTAL!!! Painless. Courteous. Explanatory. On time. Honest to God friendly and concerned about your fears and questions. Arrived 4:30. Examined. Discussed my options. I chose a crown. Staff came in to explain what insurance pays and what i pay. Got a wonderful topical prior to novocane stick. No pain. Took out old filling. Got temp crown shaped and put on. Out the door at 5:45. It doesnt get better than that. Try Grove for a cleaning. Start slow. You wont be sorry. If youre over 50, this is not like the horror days when we were kids. Thank You!!! Anne"- A.P. / Facebook / Feb 26, 2020
"The staff are always very friendly and pleasant. I’ve had 2 root canals done here and had no problems during or after the procedures. I recommend them to my friends and family without hesitation."- N.P. / Google / Feb 24, 2020
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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