Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures performed in our Nixa dentist office and can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Jacob McLauchlin may recommend a dental crown to address a wide range of dental problems and concerns:
- Restoration of a tooth after root canal therapy
- Restoration of a tooth with a large cavity or metal filling
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of a misshaped or crooked tooth
- Improve appearance of discolored teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
Your crown will be custom fit and color matched to function like your natural teeth and enhance your smile.
Dental Crown FAQs
How long does it take to get a dental crown?
Generally, two appointments are needed for the dental crown procedure. At the first visit, Dr. McClauchlin will prepare the tooth for the crown, removing decay and defective restorations. An impression is then made and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the crown. The patient will leave the office with a temporary crown securely in place. You will return approximately two weeks later for the final dental crown to be fitted and permanently secured in place.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown varies based on a number of factors such as the location, materials, and number of crowns needed. If you have dental insurance, your crown may be covered. We will submit your claim electronically at the time of your visit and can work with you to determine your coverage prior to treatment.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dr. McClauchlin will design your dental crown to last a lifetime. Proper care and maintenance will ensure that your dental crown will perform at its best for many years.
Can you replace old crowns or metal fillings?
Yes, Dr. McClauchlin can replace old crowns that are discolored, worn or broken, as well as old metal fillings. He will place a new, porcelain dental crown on the tooth for a more esthetic restoration.