Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can repair badly damaged teeth, replace missing teeth, and renew your oral function. At Smile Maker in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Dmitry Karagodsky ensures longevity and aesthetic results by using only the finest materials for his dental crowns. At your consultation, he will explain the benefits of the various materials, so you can choose the type that fits your goals and budget.
Dr. Karagodsky recommends dental crowns for many different reasons. A crown may be an effective and affordable solution if you are struggling with:
Crowns are most frequently used to restore dental function. However, in some cases, they can have Cosmetic applications. For instance, a crown may be appropriate if you have an unusually shaped tooth, or one that is disproportionately small.
To determine if you require a dental crown, Dr. Karagodsky will first review X-rays to determine the extent of any damage. With these images, he can also ascertain how much tissue he may need to remove. To make room for a crown, Dr. Karagodsky will first need to reshape your compromised tooth. However, he uses incredibly gentle and precise techniques. Therefore, the process will involve little discomfort, and the underlying structure of your tooth will remain strong and healthy.
To prepare your tooth for a crown, Dr. Karagodsky will remove all decayed or infected tissue. He will also eliminate several layers of tooth enamel from the outside of your tooth. This step will make room for the restoration so that it blends naturally with your smile and creates a stable base for your crown. Our team will then take impressions of your reshaped tooth so our in-house lab can create a precise restoration, a process that typically takes two weeks. When the crown is finished, Dr. Karagodsky will attach it with dental composite.
Our laboratory uses a variety of materials to create crowns. Each offers its own unique benefits, and we will help you select the most appropriate option. Choices include:
With our financing solutions, you can make a more durable and lifelike investment in your smile.
Dental crowns are often covered by insurance. We accept many types of insurance, and will work with your provider to maximize your plan’s benefits. If you do not have insurance, we also have several affordable financing options and accept payments through CareCredit® and LendingClub. These third-party medical lenders offer a variety of payment plans with fixed- and low-interest rates. While insurance will typically cover part of your treatment, it may not pay for any additional price beyond that of a PFM restoration. With our financing solutions, you can make a more durable and lifelike investment in your smile.
To learn more about dental crowns and our advanced restorative options, call our office at (215) 969-2015, or contact us online to book a consultation with Dr. Karagodsky. He can determine your need for a dental crown, and recommend a crown material that will benefit you most.
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