Dental Crowns in Wyomissing, PA

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What Are 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!

Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?

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.

What Can I Expect 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!

Will Insurance Cover Dental 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.

Dental Crowns FAQ

How long does it take for a dental tooth cap to settle?
After you get your dental crowns in Wyomissing, PA, they may feel bulky as they settle in for the next two weeks or so. After that, if you're still experiencing pain and discomfort, contact our office so we can see what we can do to make you more comfortable.

How long do dental crowns last?
After we crown a tooth, the crown can last for up to 15 years with proper care. If your crown becomes damaged or cracked, we can likely treat it the same way we would your natural teeth.

How long do I have to wait before I eat?
Once you leave our office, you should wait about an hour before eating, unless otherwise noted. This gives your crown time to set without disturbance.

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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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