When it comes to restoring your smile, there is no shortage of options. Dental crowns preserve your tooth structure, restore your smile, and give you the self-confidence to love your smile again. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about restoring the appearance of your smile. A new porcelain crown will help protect your oral health and preserve your natural teeth.

At Austin Prosthodontics, Dr. Carmona and his entire staff are dedicated to giving you unparalleled dental care and a high-quality crown that will last. We know how important it is to feel good about your smile, and we are proud to provide the best dental crowns Austin, TX has to offer.

Why do I need a dental crown?

There are a number of reasons Dr. Carmona may suggest a dental crown, including:

  • Protect a broken, fractured, or chipped tooth
  • Protect a decayed tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Change the shape or size of your tooth
  • Protect a tooth that is worn down
  • Protect a tooth after root canal treatment

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a custom-made porcelain cap that completely covers a tooth. Whether you need a crown to protect your tooth structure, support a bridge, or to go on top of a dental implant, it will restore your smile and look and function exactly like your natural teeth.

How long do crowns last?

With proper care, dental crowns can last up to 15 years. You will need to tend to regular care and maintenance of your crown just as you do your natural teeth. If you have any questions about caring for your crown and protecting your investment, don’t hesitate to call Austin Prosthodontics.

Porcelain or ceramic crowns protects the underlying tooth structure from damage, decay, and normal wear and tear. Saving your natural teeth is our first priority when possible, and crowns allow us to do just that.

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

Restoring a natural tooth or natural teeth with porcelain crowns in Austin, TX has many benefits outside of just restoring the appearance of your smile.

  • Protect and preserve the remaining tooth structure from further damage and decay
  • Restore the appearance and function of your smile

Dr. Carmona custom-makes your crowns in a dental laboratory

How long does the dental crown procedure take?

Getting a dental crown in Austin, TX will take a few appointments. You should account for at least 2 visits.

What should I expect from the dental crown procedure?

Before Dr. Carmona can place your dental crown, he needs to prepare your tooth by shaving down some of the enamel. The process of preparing the tooth removes any decay (when applicable) and frees up space so that the crown can fit snugly next to your surrounding teeth while completely covering the tooth receiving the crown.

After your tooth is prepared, Dr. Carmona will fit you with a temporary crown to wear while your crown is being made for you in the lab. Once Dr. Carmona receives your crown from the lab, he will cement it to your tooth.

You may feel some discomfort after your temporary crown is placed, but on a whole, getting a dental crown is a painless procedure.

How are dental crowns made?

How your dental crown is made depends on the type of crown you are getting. At Austin Prosthodontics, we take impressions and have your crowns custom-made for you in a lab. We use only the highest-quality materials and craftsmanship to give you the best possible crown.

How much do dental crowns cost in Austin, TX?

Dental crowns can range in cost from $500 – $3500. Depending on your dental insurance plan, some of the cost of your crown may be covered. The actual cost of your crown(s) will vary depending on the type of crown you choose and your specific treatment plan. Talk to our patient care coordinator and billing staff about what is covered and how you can maximize your dental benefits.

We understand that the cost of elective procedures can be a burden, which is why we are happy to partner with Lending Club Patient Solutions to offer payment plans that will work with your budget. Ask us about how to enroll during your next appointment.