What is a Crown?

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what is a crownHow Much Does it Cost to Get a Dental Crown?

A crown, also known as a cap, is primarily used to protect teeth with big fillings, big cavities, cracks or root canals. Think of a crown like armor for your tooth. Crowns completely cover the tooth and give the tooth additional strength to prevent the tooth from fracturing. Teeth in need for dental crowns are at a high risk of breaking. If the tooth breaks, it may need more treatment. Additional treatment may be a root canal or even removal of your tooth. Many people think that once a tooth has been crowned the tooth is protected from decay but this is not the case. Even if you get a dental crown, your tooth is still susceptible to tooth decay.

Types of Dental Crowns

There are many types of dental crowns. For instance, there are gold crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, all ceramic zirconia crowns, and all ceramic lithium disilicate crowns. Each of these materials has different uses.

  • Gold crowns CDT code D2790 are old fashioned and most people do not want shiny metal teeth anymore. Also, the price of gold has made these crowns more expensive.
  • Porcelain fused to noble metal crown CDT code D2752 is older types of crowns. Although very common, these crowns are weak and break often.
  • All Ceramic crowns CDT code D2740 are the most technologically advanced and offer superior strength and esthetics.  Our all-ceramic crowns are $1,115.
Many times when a tooth needs a crown it also needs a buildup CDT code D2959.  Build ups replace missing tooth structure that is needed to make the future crown fit properly.  Our build-ups are $240.
These prices are cash prices and do not reflect insurance at all. Many times insurance dictates reimbursement that would make the investment in a crown much less. Also, Shreveport’s Dentist, Dr. Ben Kacos offers a discount plan, two pay as you go plans, two forms of financing, Proceed Finance, and Care Credit. Contact Dr. Ben Kacos‘s office today to schedule a dental crown consultation.
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