Dental Crowns and Bridges
We take lost and damaged teeth very seriously. Our crowns and bridges provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Katy, TX
Dental crowns and bridges are restoration methods that can effectively replace or repair lost or damaged teeth. At South Peek Dental Care we offer dental crowns and bridges that look and feel natural, restoring regular chewing function and increasing our patient’s confidence. We build our crowns and bridges to last using the best materials available, providing a long lifespan and a natural look and feel in your mouth. Our goal with our crowns and bridges is for you to forget that they aren’t your natural teeth.
Below you can schedule your appointment, get more information about the process and cost of getting dental crowns and bridges, and see the answers to frequently asked questions about bridges and crowns from our patients.Schedule Online
Dental Crowns and Bridges Cost
At South Peek Dental Care, we provide high-quality care at an affordable price so you never have to put off the treatment you need. The cost of dental crowns and bridges is approximately:
- $700-$1100 with insurance
- $1300 – $1600 without insurance
Many of our patients are concerned about the cost of dental crowns and bridges and are curious about payment plan options and ways to save. We are always happy to go over all of your options, the specific cost of any procedure given your unique situation, and how to navigate third-party payment options. Many of our uninsured patients join our Dental Savings Plan to save 15% on their crowns and bridges.Learn About Our Dental Savings Plan
Dental Crown and Bridge Process at South Peek Dental Care
- Consultation & Exam. Your dentist will examine your teeth and prepare the tooth or teeth that will serve as the base for the crown or bridge. This involves trimming excess material away from the base teeth and removing the outer layer of enamel.
- Temporary Crown or Bridge. Impressions will be made of your trimmed tooth or teeth and the surrounding teeth. A temporary crown or bridge will then be put into place to protect any shaped teeth. If you have a same-day crown procedure, this step and the waiting period, of up to a few weeks, won’t be necessary.
- Shade Matching & Prep. The shape and articulation of your crown or bridge will be planned based on the impressions made at your dentist’s office. Matching the shade of your new crown to your existing teeth will also take place to ensure a natural look.
- Crown or Bridge Placement. The last step is to actually fit and place your crown or bridge. This will involve a dry fit to ensure it fits comfortably before your dentist uses special dental cement to bond the crown or bridge to your existing teeth.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth has sustained enough damage that a simple filling isn’t viable. Injuries that have damaged the enamel or advanced tooth decay are examples of such a situation. Crowns can also be used primarily for cosmetic reasons as an alternative to less functional veneers.
Dental crowns have many applications. The first is to be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure, which restores the damaged tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth without the need for a trimmed tooth or underlying root system at all. Implant-supported dental crowns involve surgically inserting a post, or titanium rod, into the jawbone to serve as the root for the tooth. This has a number of benefits, including stabilizing bone levels in the jaw, and is a permanent restoration method.Learn More About Dental Implants
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are used when a patient has lost more than one tooth. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap left by multiple lost teeth. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end of the gap.
Common Questions About Dental Crowns and Bridges
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
The lifespan of a dental crown or bridge varies based on a number of factors such as the material used, maintenance, and position in the mouth. With modern technology, proper care, and regular checkups, dental crowns, and bridges can last a significant length of time.
Does getting dental crowns and bridges hurt?
Getting dental crowns and bridges does not involve any painful procedures. During the process, local anesthesia is used to eliminate any discomfort. After the procedure, any discomfort or pain is manageable entirely with over-the-counter pain medicine.
How do temporary dental crowns work?
The dental crown process typically begins with taking an impression of your upper and lower dental arches to create a replica of your teeth so that your permanent crown will fit properly both for aesthetic and hygienic purposes. A proper fit will not allow any bacteria to enter underneath the tooth structure.
Most dentists take this impression and send it off to a dental laboratory for the permanent dental crown to be built. To get the impression correct for the permanent dental crown, they must shape the tooth base below it, which could leave your tooth vulnerable in the short time between taking the impression and the permanent dental crown being delivered. Temporary dental crowns are used to ensure your tooth is protected during this period.
Are there any aftercare recommendations for dental crowns and bridges?
After crowns and bridges are placed in the mouth chewing near them should be avoided for 24 hours. Patients should also be mindful of how their bite feels, if it is off at all they can then return to our office for an adjustment. Some patients report temporary tooth sensitivity or discomfort, though this is not a cause for concern.