If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown can restore the strength and integrity of your smile. Also known as a "cap," a dental crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, renewing its form and function. Dr. Douglas Pohl partners with skilled ceramists to craft custom restorations that closely mirror the shade of natural teeth for beautiful, lifelike results. Our office in Fort Walton Beach, FL, can also coordinate dental implant treatment to replace a single missing tooth with an implant-supported crown.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Dr. Pohl can remove compromised tissue as well as a small portion of enamel to accommodate your dental crown.
Explore Your Candidacy
Dental crowns can help treat a variety of oral health issues, including:
- Can be used to restore a tooth after root canal therapy
- Chips or cracks
- Severe discoloration
- Misshapen teeth
- Disproportionate teeth
- Weakened teeth
In order to qualify for a dental crown, you must have sufficient remaining tooth structure to support a crown. During your initial consultation, Dr. Pohl can evaluate your smile and determine whether a dental crown is the most effective solution for you.
Receiving Your Crown
To prepare your tooth for a crown, Dr. Pohl must first alter the shape of your tooth to make space for your restoration. He can then take impressions of your smile, which will be sent to a partner laboratory and used to fabricate your restoration. This process typically takes one to two weeks. To ensure your comfort while your crown is being crafted, Dr. Pohl may place a temporary restoration. We can provide up to 14 temporaries at once and create them in our office within 10 minutes. Temporary restorations will closely match the shade of neighboring teeth, so you can feel confident in your smile while your permanent crowns are being manufactured. Many patients also choose to whiten their teeth as a preparatory measure for a bright, white smile to match their new restoration.
For patients with dental anxiety, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation, free of charge.
Once your crowns are ready, you can return to our office for placement. Dr. Pohl can make any necessary adjustments at this time to ensure your crown fits properly in your bite. Before securing the crown in place, he can numb the tooth with a local anesthetic. For patients with dental anxiety, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation, free of charge.
Our office is committed to using the highest quality materials for dental crowns. Depending upon the location of the crown, we may recommend either ceramic or zirconia. Our IPS e.max® all-ceramic crowns offer lifelike results and are clinically shown to address discoloration, fractures, and cavities. For molars or posterior teeth, we recommend zirconia crowns. Zirconia crowns are extremely durable and can provide you with long-lasting support. It is Dr. Pohl's objective to provide you with a sturdy, natural-looking restoration that lasts for years to come.
The Cost of Dental Crowns
Although the number of crowns you receive and the materials you choose will influence the final cost of your treatment, the price for a crown starts at $940. If you are undergoing full mouth rehabilitation, the cost may be higher. In addition, if you choose to an implant-supported crown to replace a missing tooth, the oral surgery costs associated with dental implants can increase the total cost of your treatment.
Repair Your Smile
Dental crowns can help you enjoy a stronger, healthier smile that looks natural. If you have missing or damaged teeth, please call our office at (850) 243-0800 or contact us online to discuss your restorative treatment options.