Dental Crown Simpsonville SC

Dental Crowns An Overview

A dental crown can be recommended for a range of dental concerns, from cosmetic to restorative in nature. Functioning as a “cap” to cover most of the tooth surface, a dental crown is an important tool in maintaining the integrity of your smile for as long as possible. Dr. O’Malley works with you to resolve your dental concern using a custom fit and color matched dental crown that will complement your appearance and support your oral health.

Dental crowns can be used to treat:

  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Crooked tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth after a root canal or to support a dental bridge

Dental crowns can be made from either metal or ceramic materials, or a combination of both. Most crowns are ceramic, or porcelain, for a natural looking result and lasting durability. Using gold for your dental crown is typically only recommended when the tooth is a larger molar and withstands the strongest biting forces.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The placement of a dental crown will require two visits to complete. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area and in most cases, patients experience minimal discomfort. The first step is to prepare the tooth by removing enough structure to address any damage or decay and to accommodate the restoration. Once the tooth is prepared, dental impressions are taken and a temporary crown may be placed to restore normal function and protect the tooth.

At the second visit, Dr. O’Malley will place the final restoration and make any necessary adjustments for fit. The crown will be permanently attached to your tooth and the surface will be polished for a smooth texture and natural appearance.

Dental Crowns FAQs

Do you repair broken dental crowns?

Yes, Dr. O’Malley can repair your dental crown or place a new crown if damage is too severe.

Is the dental crown procedure painful?

Most patients find that the dental crown procedure causes minimal discomfort and are made comfortable with a local anesthetic.

Dr. O’Malley offers dental sedation options for patients who experience dental anxiety.

How much do dental crowns cost?

A dental crown may be covered in part or in full by your dental insurance. Dr. O’Malley will work with you to estimate your portion of the total cost. The cost of a dental crown is dependent upon the size of the crown and type of material used.

Why choose O'Malley Dental?