What Are Metal Free Dental Crowns
Most reasons why you may be recommended a crown is because your tooth has one of the following:
- Large filling or cavity in the tooth
- Cracks on the tooth surface
- Pieces of the tooth broken off and fractured
- Your tooth has a root canal (SEE ROOT CANAL)
If you are dealing with issues of decay, fractures or broken cracked teeth and you’re looking for a natural solution, metal free crowns could be a great option for you. We want to provide you with the best care and support you need, let us know if you have any questions by simply contacting us here. One of our knowledgeable team members will be more than happy to see if metal free crowns is right for you.
Rivers Bend Family Dental provides a wide range of dental procedures to make it convenient for your family to tend to all its dental needs. Our services include but are not limited
Why Get A Dental Crown
Once reshaped and the surrounding tissue dried, Dr. Johnson will take either a digital impression with a camera or traditional impression with impression material. This 3D image of the tooth is sent to the lab to start making your beautiful custom crown.
In the meantime, while you wait for your custom crown to be made, a temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth. Once your crown is completed and back from the lab, a follow up appointment is scheduled. At this follow up appointment, we remove the temporary crown and try in the permanent one. With your final approval for fit, color and shape, the crown is cemented in place and the procedure complete. Time for you to enjoy your beautiful new crown!
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Benefits of Metal Free Dental Crowns
There are many reasons to get a crown, but here are the main ones:
- Long Lasting – Crowns are like protective shields, with a good seal and proper maintenance, you can expect a crown to last for many years.
- Life-Like Appearance And Feel – Because of the translucency with metal free crowns, they resemble natural teeth the best.
- Cost – A metal free crown compared to veneers generally costs less.
- Less Sensitivity – Because of the sealing and insulating property of crowns, they keep the nerve of the tooth in a more comfortable cozy condition.
Dental Crown Aftercare
There may be extra sensitivity to your gums and teeth after the crown procedure. Hot and Cold temperatures are best to be avoided around the area the work was done. If you can take an over-the counter pain reliever, that can also provide relief. It is important for you to still brush and floss around the crown to prevent decay or plaque buildup. Chipping, fracturing or cracking of the new crown can occur if you still hit bite popcorn kernels or chew ice. It is still good to use common sense and caution even with a new crown.
Treat your new crown(s) as you would a natural tooth. Maintain them with good dental hygiene practices with twice a day brushing and flossing. And don’t forget your six month cleanings and exams to catch anything that may be developing. By keeping your new crowns in impeccable shape, they will surely stick around for years to come and give you many satisfying smiles and enjoyable meals.
Every person’s situation and specific insurance plan is unique and different. And with most dental procedures, what and how much a procedure will be covered is ultimately determined by your specific policy and plan. Most insurance plans cover dental crowns. Just beware, some plans do have a waiting period before allowing you to have this procedure covered. If you do not currently have dental insurance coverage or have questions about payment options, always feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff. They are always happy to discuss possible options with you.