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Dental Crowns – Texas City, TX

Restoring Strength and Beauty
to Your Smile

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At Dental Cosmetic Center, we offer numerous restorative services to help patients get their dental health and beauty back. Of these treatments, dental crowns are definitely one of the more versatile. They can be used to restore broken, discolored, or damaged teeth, and so much more. Dr. John Hackbarth is experienced in providing dental crowns in Texas City to help his patients smile. If you’re in need of a dental restoration, it’s vital to not prolong your treatment. Unlike other conditions that can get better with time, this issue will only grow worse. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns in Texas City, TX and why we use them!

Why Choose Dental Cosmetic Center Bay Area for Dental Crowns?

What is a Dental Crown?

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Sometimes referred to as a cap, a dental crown is a prosthetic that is designed to cover the entire visible portion of your tooth. They are permanently placed on top of teeth with damage, decay, or other issues to provide it with strength, protection, and beauty. They can be made from various materials, and Dr. Hackbarth is an expert at seamlessly matching dental crowns with the color of your natural smile.

Typically, you’ll come in for an appointment, where we will remove a slight portion of your dental structure to accommodate your crown. After, we’ll take special impressions that are sent off to a lab for your customized restoration. You’ll be given a temporary crown to wear until your permanent one is manufactured. Then, you’ll come back into our dental office, where Dr. Hackbarth will permanently place your dental crown for a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

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Our customized dental crowns are a popular restoration because they can:

The best part about dental crowns is that your dentist in Texas City can match it to the exact shade of your natural smile, which means nobody will know that you received a restoration.

Types of Dental Crowns

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There are three main types of dental crowns: all ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. We offer all three of these types of crowns because they each have their own benefits. The type of crown that you need will directly depend on where the affected tooth is. For patients with decay or damage in a visible tooth, we’ll recommend an all-ceramic crown because they are the most aesthetically pleasing. However, patients that require crowns on their back molars may benefit more from porcelain fused to metal or gold materials because they are more resistant to wear and tear.

Dental Crowns FAQs

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Want to know more about dental crowns in Texas City? Our talented team has collected some of the most common questions about this popular restoration and answered them below. We hope you find these FAQs helpful! To find out if you could benefit from a dental crown, schedule an initial consultation at our office.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, you can expect your crown to last somewhere between five and 15 years. The lifespan of a dental crown may vary depending on the material the crown is made from. Metal crowns generally have a longer lifespan than metal-free ones, but not always. In addition, crowns on front teeth may last slightly longer than crowns on molars, as they don’t have to deal with as much wear and tear from chewing. In the end, individual factors like your diet, oral hygiene, and any bad oral habits will impact the longevity of your crown more than its material. You can keep your crown in great shape for as long as possible by brushing and flossing every day, avoiding smoking, nail-biting, and other bad oral habits, and visiting a dentist every six months for a routine checkup.

Are Dental Crowns Safe?

When placed by an experienced dentist in Texas City, a dental crown should be 100% safe. Metal crowns do not contain any mercury, so there’s no reason to worry about toxicity. Other crown materials, like porcelain and zirconia, also do not contain any harmful toxins. If you’ve experienced allergies or sensitivities to metal in the past, be sure to let Dr. Hackbarth know beforehand. He may recommend a metal-free crown to avoid any risk of a minor allergic reaction. In rare cases, a patient might have an adverse reaction to dental porcelain, but this is extremely unlikely.

Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?

Even if your crown is made from tooth-colored porcelain, it cannot be whitened like your natural teeth can. Tooth enamel has tiny pores through which bleaching gels can enter and break apart stains, but restorations do not. Therefore, your crown should always remain the same color. If you are worried that your metal-free restoration may stick out in your smile if your teeth become discolored, you may want to consider getting professional teeth whitening treatment before your crown is placed. That way, your crown will be matched to the ideal shade of your teeth.

Are Dental Crowns Covered by Insurance?

While every dental insurance plan is slightly different, most plans consider crowns to be a major procedure and cover around 50% of the cost. Dental insurance benefits typically only kick in once you have paid your yearly deductible and if you have not yet reached your annual maximum. Another important fact to keep in mind is that dental insurance typically only covers crowns if they are considered medically necessary. So, if you get a crown to repair a tooth with decay or damage, you may be able to count on your insurance to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. If you’re getting a crown for solely cosmetic reasons, however, then it might not qualify for insurance coverage. Fortunately, there are other options for making dental crowns in Texas City affordable. For instance, we partner with CareCredit to offer eligible patients flexible dental financing for crowns and other treatments. Ask our staff for more details!

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