Dental crowns are sometimes called “caps” because they are placed over the tooth, covering the entire tooth structure. Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Brent Moses uses a variety of materials to add strength and durability to teeth that are weakened by decay or decay.
Is a Dental Crown Best For You?
Dr. Moses offers dental crowns to:
- Replace worn or unsightly metal fillings
- Improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
- Correct misshapen or uneven teeth
- Restore tooth cavities or cover teeth after root canal therapy
- Repair cracked, worn or broken teeth
- Restore dental implants
What to Expect
On your first visit to our Virginia Beach dental office, Dr. Moses will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, we look for hidden signs of decay, stress and instability. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. The dentist will inform you on the various options you have for dental crowns and help you make the best choice.
Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Moses will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Virginia Beach dentist office for the delivery appointment. Dr. Moses will try on the dental crown and secure it for a permanent fit.
How Much Does a Tooth Crown Cost?
The cost of a dental crown ranges based on several factors including the material selected, the location of the tooth and extent of the damage. In many cases, your dental insurance may provide a benefit for dental crowns. Our office will help you maximize these benefits and submit insurance paperwork on your behalf. If dental insurance is not an option or does not cover your full treatment, we can provide financing options through Care Credit.
Schedule a Consultation
Bayside Implant and General Dentistry offers consultations to discuss your dental concerns and evaluate your oral health. We offer dental crowns in our Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA area dentist office. Call us today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to meeting your needs and goals for your smile and helping you enjoy the lifelong benefits of good oral health.