Crowns

Enjoy Your Smile with Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are designed to restore the beauty and function of your smile. These single-tooth restorations can strengthen a tooth after treatment from damage or decay, support an adjacent bridge, or restore a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dr. Miller can place natural-looking and durable dental crowns to help you and your smile gain the confidence you deserve. Contact our office today to learn more about dental crowns.

Why Choose A Dental Crown?

What Is a Dental Crown?

Unlike a dental filling that restores only a small area of damage, or an inlay or onlay that repairs the chewing surfaces of the teeth, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers an entire tooth. To ensure your smile retains a realistic appearance we use all-ceramic crowns for the anterior (front) teeth and place e.max® Press crowns, which consist of a ceramic shell over a strong zirconia base for the posterior (back) teeth. We may also use all-zirconia crowns for your back teeth to keep them strong enough to chew on all your favorite foods.

Examining and preparing the tooth

We know the dentist isn’t your favorite place, which is why only two visits are required to place the dental crown. During the first appointment, we will examine your tooth with our advanced 3D cone beam X-ray machine. If the tooth is affected by decay, we will remove the damaged areas and clean it. If your tooth has stress fractures a crown will help protect the tooth from breaking along the fracture. Then we will shape the tooth so the crown fits comfortably overtop.

Shaping the crown

Next, we will take an impression or digital scan of your treated tooth. If you are missing a tooth and wish to replace it with a dental implant, we will take an impression of the implant and the surrounding teeth. Our lab will use the impression to manufacture your own custom crown.

Installation procedure

At your second appointment, we will remove your temporary crown and replace it with a permanent crown. The crown will be secured using durable dental cement. To complete the process, we will polish your crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort.

Are you a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

If you suffer from one or more of the following, you may be a candidate for dental crowns:

  • Root Canal: Root Canal therapy is performed to save and restore a tooth when it becomes infected or damaged. Dental Crowns are then placed on a tooth to return it to its original strength and function.
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth: If left untreated, cracked, chipped or broken teeth can escalate to dental trauma. Dental Crowns can be used to restore the tooth and protect it from further breakdown.
  • Missing Teeth: Cosmetic issues are just as important to our team and can be replaced with a single dental implant-supported crown. If you are missing several teeth, we can use a crown to anchor a dental bridge without an implant.

Have a tooth in need of extensive esthetic enhancement? A crown can cover a tooth and give it a new shape or cover intrinsic stains that do not respond to teeth whitening.

Will my teeth look natural?

Yes, our dental crowns are designed to look natural and are difficult to differentiate from your own teeth.

Is the procedure painful?

With the help of a local anesthetic you shouldn’t feel any pain during the process. Once the anesthesia has worn off there may be temporary gum and tooth soreness but the discomfort is minimal and shouldn’t last very long.

How long does a crown last?

With proper care and maintenance, a crown can last as long as your natural teeth!

How much does a dental crown cost?

Every crown is custom and the price depends on the complexity of the solution that is right for you. Each situation is unique and it is best to contact us so that we are able to provide you with all the information you need. On average an esthetic, well made crown will range from $1700-$2100.

Does my insurance cover the procedure?

Most dental carriers cover a percentage of the crown fee. Every plan is employer specific. After your initial consultation we can request a pre treatment estimate from your carrier to find out the level of coverage you have.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Sabrina T.

“I installed a dental crown for my missing teeth. The process was very simple and painfree. I had a great experience and can highly recommend The Miller Center.”

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