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Dental Crowns Idaho Falls

We Provide Custom-Crafted Crowns

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Dental crowns can be either a cosmetic benefit or a medical necessity, depending on your individual case. Porcelain crown restorations completely cover, or cap, the tooth, protecting it from ongoing damage while also improving the appearance of the tooth.

Many patients choose cosmetic crowns to restore a tooth’s normal shape and size, while improving its appearance. They are also helpful in covering teeth that are severely discolored. Dr. Cline would be happy to examine your mouth and offer high-quality dental crowns in Idaho Falls for a stronger, more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Why Choose Cline Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Dental Crowns?

  • Metal-Free Options
  • Convenient Dental Office
  • Years of Advanced Training and Experience

How Dental Crowns Work

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Dental crowns are cemented in place and fully surround the visible part of your tooth. They come in a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel. For cosmetic crowns, Dr. Cline will typically use porcelain or ceramic.

Crowns work by filling gaps that result from having missing or damaged teeth. In addition to having cosmetic benefits, crowns also help dental patients bite and chew better, which also has overall health benefits, including better digestion. They’re also crucial in stopping further decay in teeth that are severely damaged. Dr. Cline creates crowns that look natural, feel comfortable and are designed with the patient’s needs in mind.

When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?

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Crowns can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, patients require crowns to protect a tooth that is suffering from extensive decay as well as hold a tooth together that is broken or cracked.

Dental crowns are also helpful for teeth that are worn down or have large cavities and need extra support. In addition, a crown can hold a dental bridge in place.

Cosmetic crowns are used to cover teeth that are discolored or misshapen or need some type of other cosmetic modification. They’re also used to cover dental implants that might be unsightly or unnatural-looking.

How a Dental Crown Procedure Works

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Getting a crown typically takes two appointments with your dentist. The first visit involves Dr. Cline examining your tooth to make sure it’s strong enough to support a crown. Then, he’ll file it down in preparation for the procedure. You may receive a temporary crown to wear between appointments.

Dr. Cline will also take an impression of the tooth to be sent off to a lab, which will fabricate the permanent crown. Once the crown is ready, you’ll go in for your second visit. If you have a temporary crown, Dr. Cline will remove it and fasten your permanent crown with a special adhesive to keep it in place.

It may take some time to get used to having something new in your mouth, but after a short time, you’ll find that the dental crown looks, feels, and functions just like a normal tooth.

Schedule a Dental Crown Consultation

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Whether you are thinking about a crown for cosmetic reasons or to fix a broken tooth, Cline Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help you make the best decision for your situation. At this visit, Dr. Cline will evaluate your case and recommend a course of treatment. Call us today!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

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Before you get a dental crown, you likely want to learn its price. You won’t know if it’ll fit your budget otherwise. Still, the cost of dental crowns varies by patient. You can only get a precise estimate by consulting Dr. Cline in person. Our dental team will then work to make your crown affordable. To that end, we’ll guide you through the treatment’s cost factors and possible payment options. Please continue reading to learn more, or call us at our office.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

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At your consultation visit, Dr. Cline will perform an oral exam. This step will (among other things) assess factors affecting your crown’s price. Such elements include:

  • Tooth Damage – Dental crowns for greatly-damaged teeth will cost more. After all, a tooth with only mild chips will only need the cap itself. A highly-broken one will likely require a crown and preliminary work. (Root canal, etc.) Adding these extra services to your treatment will raise the cost of care.
  • Crown Material – Depending on a crown’s material, its price can rise or fall. For example, a metal amalgam crown is relatively inexpensive. Meanwhile, ceramic and tooth-colored ones are often more costly.
  • Crown Processing – The method used to process a crown also impacts treatment price. With standard milling, a dental crown usually won’t cost much. In contrast, a crown processed with CEREC same-day technology will be pricier.

Aside from the points above, note also that low-cost crowns don’t often work well. Their prices reflect their poor materials and inferior milling. So, try to get a more moderately-priced crown if possible. This latter kind will cost more, but it should be very effective and long-lasting.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

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Fortunately, dental insurance normally does cover dental crowns. Most plans see the caps as necessary for fixing tooth damage. Therefore, an average insurance provider will cover up to 50% of a crown’s price.

That said, there are exceptions. Some plans exist that don’t cover crowns at all. Yet others exist that can only offer limited coverage. To compensate, please confirm your plan benefits beforehand. Our dental team members will gladly help you do so.

Other Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

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Whether you have insurance or not, there are other ways to make dental crowns affordable. One you’d do well to consider is a practice’s payment options. Such methods could make your crown budget-friendly.

For example, just look at our own Cline Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We happen to provide:

  • In-Office Savings Plans – For a moderate annual fee, our practice will (among other things) give you a dental crown treatment for 20% off.
  • Flexible Financing – Our office allows for flexible financing via CareCredit, a reputable third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for dental crowns in monthly installments. You’d then be better able to afford them.
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