Procedures to Place
The placement of dental
crowns into a person’s mouth is somewhat of an involved
procedure. It does take more than one visit to the dentist’s
office and there can be some pain involved in the overall
process of installing dental crowns.
The first step in
the process -- after the initial evaluation by the cosmetic
dentistry specialist -- is the transitioning of natural
teeth into posts onto which the crowns will be placed
or installed. The creation of posts involves the drilling
down or filing away of the natural tooth into the shape
of a small “post.” It is the post to which the crown
ultimately will be affixed.
Once the post is created,
a temporary crown will be put in place. The temporary
crown is necessary as it takes upwards to a week to
ten days (sometimes longer) for a dental laboratory
to create and fashion the permanent crown. The temporary
crowns stops surrounding teeth from shifting during
the period of time that the patient awaits the arrival
of the permanent crown.
Once the permanent
crown is crafted, the patient returns to the dentist’s
office. At this juncture, the temporary dental crown
or dental crowns are removed and the permanent dental
crown or dental crowns are installed.
Costs for Dental Crowns
As with so many “things”
associated with cosmetic dentistry, there is a significant
variation in the costs associated with dental crowns
-- depending on the type of material which comprises
the crown (composite, gold or porcelain, for example)
and other matters. With that said, a solitary crown
installation can cost anywhere from $90 to $750 depending
on the type of crown material utilized, location in
which you reside in the country and other considerations.