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Dental Crowns in Trenton

Dental crowns are a pivotal component of restorative dentistry, significantly enhancing the strength, aesthetics, and durability of your teeth.
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Seamless Tooth Restoration

At Trenton Smiles Dental Center, a dental crown is precisely designed as a “cap” that covers teeth that are broken, weakened by a root canal, discoloured, decayed, or misshapen. Each crown is individually tailored and perfectly matched to integrate with the natural colour and shape of your existing teeth, offering a seamless appearance that can last over 15 years. Crowns also serve broader purposes, such as anchoring dental bridges, capping off dental implants, or for certain cosmetic enhancements.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

Administered by Dr. Rajpara, the crown procedure generally encompasses two visits:

Examining and Preparing the Tooth

The process begins with a thorough examination where the affected tooth is cleaned and prepared. If there’s significant decay or damage, it is carefully removed to allow the crown to effectively protect and restore the tooth.

Shaping the Crown

We use dental putty to create a detailed impression of your teeth, which is essential for crafting your porcelain crowns. During this visit, you’ll receive a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your next appointment.

Placing the Permanent Crown

On your second visit, we’ll replace the temporary crown with your new permanent one. This crown is securely attached with strong dental cement or a specialized screw, after which it’s polished and adjusted to ensure maximum comfort and functionality.

Cost of Dental Crowns in Trenton

The cost for a dental crown varies, typically ranging from $200 to $600+ with insurance, and $800 to $1200+ without insurance.

Factors influencing the cost include:
  • The type of material and crown used.
  • The complexity and location of the procedure.
  • The number of crowns needed.
  • Integration with other dental devices, such as bridges.
  • Specific treatment supplies and equipment.

As every patient’s needs are unique, we recommend a personal consultation with Dr. Rajpara to discuss your options and receive a tailored quote. For those with dental insurance, we’re happy to help with the submission of an estimate so you can understand your financial responsibilities ahead of your decision.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

A crown offers a more durable solution for teeth with extensive biting surfaces. Unlike fillings, which can chip or loosen under the stress of repeated chewing or clenching, a crown covers the entire tooth from gumline to gumline, providing a robust, unified surface that withstands greater forces over time.

The need for a crown post-root canal largely depends on the tooth’s location. Molars and premolars, which bear the brunt of chewing forces, generally require crowns to ensure durability and protection. Conversely, front teeth like incisors and canines, which are less involved in chewing, may not always need a crown.

A dental post is not a dental implant but rather a support structure that may be inserted into a root-canal-treated tooth to strengthen the foundation for a crown, especially when substantial healthy tooth structure is missing. Posts help ensure the stability and longevity of the crown.

Dental crowns restore full tooth functionality, allowing you to bite and chew without discomfort or the need to compensate by using other teeth. Additionally, crowns are designed to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, matching in color and contour so well that it’s often hard to distinguish the crowned tooth from your natural teeth.

Receiving a crown is somewhat similar to getting a filling. The area is carefully numbed to ensure comfort, and additional measures like local anesthesia are used to prevent pain during the tooth preparation. Post-procedure, some sensitivity or gum soreness may occur but typically subsides quickly. We strive to make your visit as stress-free as possible, so let us know if you have any anxieties about your dental treatment.

Caring for a dental crown involves the same practices as for natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to maintain both the crown and the health of the surrounding gum tissue. Routine dental checkups and cleanings are also crucial to ensure the longevity of the crown and overall oral health.

Dental crowns typically last up to 15 years but can extend up to 25-30 years with proper care and maintenance.

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