If you have suffered a large cavity or dental injury, or are about to undergo a dental procedure, like a root canal, our Vancouver dentists may recommend a dental crown to cover the affected tooth.
Gillespie Dentistry proudly offers the very best dental crowns near Vancouver, WA because we are an amalgam-free office. This means that you'll get a beautiful, luminous crown just for you - free from dangerous materials that could compromise your health.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps and tooth crowns, are common dental restorations designed to cover the full exterior portion of the tooth. They are custom-shaded and custom-shaped to mimic the look of the rest of the teeth. No one will even know that you have them!
No matter your reason, your dental crown will be made just for you - with comfort and appearance in mind!
Who Needs Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are used to seal and protect teeth that have undergone an injury or procedure. If you are experiencing the following, you are likely an excellent candidate for a tooth crown:
- Large cavity. Cavities, cracks, and breaks could cause infections when left untreated. Dental crowns fortify the open space, providing protection against bacteria as well as a comfortable chewing surface.
- Following a dental procedure. Treatments like dental implant surgery and root canals require the placement of dental crowns.
- Loose crown. If your existing crown has loosened or fallen off, our team will assess it to determine if it's intact enough to be recemented.
- Esthetic complaints. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Yellow, cracked, or misshapen teeth can be masked with crowns.
Types Of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, which are often chosen based on location and esthetic goals. At Gillespie Dentistry, we fabricate crowns using the following materials:
- All Porcelain Crowns
- All Ceramic Crowns
- Zirconia Crowns
- BruxZir® Crowns
Generally, most patients opt for ceramic or porcelain crowns because they offer a natural-looking, translucent quality and do not stain easily. Like all of our restorations, they are completely metal-free and are thin enough to fit in between teeth, even in some of the tightest spaces. If you are in need of a front tooth crown, we'll most likely recommend an all porcelain or all ceramic crown.
For high-end, durable crowns, our team may recommend BruxZir® or Zirconia crowns, both of which are extremely long-lasting and durable.
Before choosing the top dental crown material for you, we will ask you questions about your lifestyle, insurance plan, and more to get a better idea of which type of crown could be best for you.
How Much Do Tooth Crowns Cost?
Your total out-of-pocket dental crown cost will depend on the specific terms of your dental insurance plan. At Gillespie Dentistry, we make it simple to invest in your smile! We accept a wide range of dental insurance plans as well as no-interest and low-interest financing plans through CareCredit®.
Our financing team will submit claims on your behalf so that you can focus on your health, not paperwork. Call us if you have any questions about your dental insurance plan or our financing options.
Durable, Natural-Looking Dental Crowns
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