What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns — sometimes called “caps” — are protective restorations that cover your entire tooth. Their durability is capable of withstanding everyday use, so that the weak tooth underneath doesn’t succumb to normal wear and tear.

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Typically, a dental crown is recommended for situations like:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Replacing an old, large filling
  • Following root canal therapy
  • Restoring a dental implant (for tooth replacement purposes)

What to Expect: Dental Crowns Procedure

Our office utilizes the latest technology to ensure a comfortable, accurate process. Dr. Adornetto will first prep your tooth and then use digital scanning technology to capture a 3D “virtual” impression of your teeth. While the permanent porcelain crown is being made, you’ll wear a temporary cap to minimize the risk of any sensitivity. About two weeks later, your permanent crown is ready to bond in place.

Dental Crown Cost

How much does a dental crown cost? Although various materials can affect the total price of a dental crown, treatments tend to fall under your dental insurance coverage. If you’re not currently enrolled in a plan, our Greensboro dentist offers an in-house savings option. We’ll review all of the crown costs involved, including copays, etc. That way you’ll have an accurate estimate as to what you can expect the procedure to cost out of pocket.

Enhancing Your Smile’s Health and Beauty

Dr. Adornetto uses porcelain crowns for their durability and aesthetic appeal. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she incorporates cosmetic enhancements into everyday restorative procedures (including crowns.) That way, you can feel great about the way your smile looks and feels.