How Can I Afford Dental Crowns?

By Bruce E. Hanley DDS
December 10, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dr. Bruce Hanley provides dental crowns in Arlington, VA, for patients with damaged or compromised teeth. Crowns can be expensive, but if you take great care of them they will benefit your smile for a lifetime! Keep reading about dental crowns, and come see us if you have a problematic tooth.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are custom restorations that sit on top of a tooth like a little cap to strengthen it. The porcelain material used is strong and blends in beautifully with your natural teeth. A tooth usually needs to be shaped to reduce the tooth and make room for the crown around it. Your dentist will file the tooth down and fit you with a temporary tooth cap. This may not match your smile perfectly but is only temporary while your custom crown is made in a dental laboratory. At a final appointment, your permanent crown is bonded into place and you leave with a new tooth!

Affording dental crowns

When you see Dr. Hanley for a dental crown in Arlington, VA, a new crown can take a couple of appointments and start to get costly. Be sure to discuss the cost, what your insurance covers, and your payment options with your dentist so you can prepare.

You will want to take great care of your crowns to protect your investment. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and getting professional cleanings and checkups twice a year. If you grind your teeth at night, wearing a nightguard can help protect your crowns from damage and extend the crown's life.

If you have a damaged tooth or a tooth with a significant amount of decay, a dental crown could save your tooth! Dr. Hanley offers dental crowns in Arlington, VA, to restore smiles and keep mouths healthy! Contact us for an appointment at (703) 524-7100.