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Dental Crowns – Hoover, AL

A Versatile Restoration to Save Damaged Teeth

Poor oral hygiene, trauma while playing sports, accidentally tripping and falling – there are an endless number of reasons why teeth become damaged or decayed. Whatever the case is, it’s incredibly important to protect the tooth with a restoration to lower the risk of severe complications. Unfortunately, many people know dentistry when they see it. At Moulton Dentistry, our goal is to provide dentistry that no one notices. By replacing your existing restorations with natural-looking dental crowns in Hoover, you can smile and live your life with confidence once again!

Why Choose Moulton Dentistry for Dental Crowns?

  • Lifelike Restorations Used – Including Emax and Zirconia Materials
  • Dental Office Dedicated to Running on Time for Busy Families
  • Friendly and Caring Dentist and Team Every Time You Visit

What is a Dental Crown?

dental crown in Hoover

A dental crown is a custom-made cap that’s placed over a single damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth. It can be made from several materials, including gold, ceramic, porcelain, and many others depending on your budget and preference. Since these materials can be customized to blend seamlessly with your smile, you can enjoy a natural-looking appearance for years to come! They’re an excellent treatment option for patients with teeth that are severely decayed, misshapen, discolored, or merely need strength and protection. Before moving forward with the process, we’ll thoroughly explain everything you need to know to ensure it’s the best decision for your oral health.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

patient getting dental crown in Hoover

Getting a dental crown in Hoover typically requires at least two appointments. During your initial visit, Dr. Moulton will prepare the tooth in question by removing a portion of its enamel. It’s an essential step that will prevent the dental crown from interfering with your bite and looking unnatural in your mouth. Once your teeth are prepared, we’ll take impressions which will serve as the basis for designing your restoration.

While you wait for your permanent crown to be made, you’ll wear a temporary one in the meantime. We’ll call you back into the office when it’s ready and we’ll complete the final step in the process. After we double-check the crown’s fit and appearance, we’ll permanently cement it to your tooth. Before you leave the clinic, our team will explain how to take proper care of your restoration so you can enjoy it for years to come.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

patient smiling after getting dental crown in Hoover

Dental crowns are the most common solution for patients wanting to restore the strength and appearance of damaged teeth. By choosing this restorative treatment, you can expect to enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Natural-looking appearance
  • Improved comfort and chewing ability
  • Support for misshapen or badly broken teeth
  • Lower maintenance
  • Long-lasting results (over 15 years with proper dental care)

Do you think you might benefit from a dental crown? Contact our friendly team and schedule a consultation with Dr. Moulton today!

How Can a Dental Crown Benefit Me?

If a person’s tooth is extremely damaged and seems to be beyond repair, porcelain material or porcelain affixed to gold can be used to make the smile look brand-new. Creating crowns in this way is very reliable and ideal for even the most severe dental problems, including the permanent replacement of missing teeth to restore your smile and bite. Using this technology, we’ve become renowned for our quality of work and the fantastic changes patients have experienced. If you’re looking for long-lasting correction for major dental problems, you’ll love our restorations. In many cases, our treatment last between 10 to 20 years and longer, making it one of the most permanent dental treatments available today.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

In just two visits, we can fit your new dental crown. To start, we’ll remove any decay, reshape the tooth, then place a temporary crown on top, which is typically made of plastic or metal.

At your second visit, we take off the temporary crown, then fit and make any necessary adjustments to your permanent crown. Afterward, we’ll adhere the crown with dental cement and you’ll have a new, beautiful-looking tooth.

What are the capabilities of crowns?

One of the most reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by physical trauma, disease and wear and tear are crowns and bridgework. Through corrective techniques, we can solve many major dental problems. To make these repairs, we mainly use high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. If you have serious dental problems, we recommend that you opt for materials noted for their higher strength, such as gold and porcelain. If accidental damage has occurred and caused tooth loss, teeth have broken as a result of long-term use, or old fillings keep breaking, a series of dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

All too often, people express that they have pain stemming from their back teeth. This is typically because of hairline cracks in the chewing areas of the mouth. By placing crowns on these teeth, we can relieve pain and provide full dental function. If you have older fillings in front teeth, they can become weakened and lead to problems in their appearance, including chips or stains. If porcelain veneers are not suitable, more than likely a porcelain crown or bridge will work. If you have teeth with root canal fillings, a crown can prevent potential breakage.

What Can I Expect to Pay for a Dental Crown?

The typical fee we charge for a crown is $1,050. However, since there are many types of crowns to choose from, the cost can vary. Prices can also be affected by the insurance coverage you have.

Does it Hurt to Receive Dental Crowns?

Getting a dental crown placed feels no different than having a dental filling placed, according to our patients.

Will My Dental Crown be Permanent?

One of our longest-lasting restorations available today includes dental crowns.

Will My Dental Crown Last for Life?

Based on our patients’ experience, crowns can last 10 to 20 years or longer when you practice good home care and visit our dental office every six months.

Do Dental Crowns Have the Same Strength as Real Teeth?

Dental crowns are actually stronger than the teeth they protect in most situations.