Greenwood, SC dentist describes the cost and process of getting a dental crown, or caps, for teeth
Dental restorations play an essential role in many areas of dentistry. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin and his team of professionals at his practice are here to help patients decide what restorations that may require. Dental caps, or crowns, are a popular option for teeth. These coverings are made of porcelain and are bonded over the structure of a tooth to add an extra layer of protection and strength. The cost of getting a dental crown is often covered by dental insurance, and any remaining out-of-pocket expenses can be financed with our practice as needed for affordability.
How much does a dental crown cost?
Several factors need to be taken into consideration when it comes to quoting a cost on any dental restoration at the practice of Dr. Christopher T. Griffin. Patients are urged to have an initial evaluation completed to determine if the dental crown is the restoration best suited for their specific needs. Then, patients may use any dental insurance benefits they have for the fabrication and placement of their cap. Our front office team handles discussions with the insurance company to maximize the patient’s current benefits. After any insurance costs have been applied, patients can then make financial arrangements to make the restoration attainable on any budget!
What can I expect when it comes to obtaining a dental crown?
First, patients are evaluated to determine if they are a good fit for dental crowns. Then, preparations of the tooth are made. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin removes a substantial portion of the surrounding enamel before taking impressions. These impressions are used to create the restorations from porcelain through an outside dental laboratory. When the restoration is made and returned to the dental office, patients come in for the bonding of their new restoration in place.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns are:
- Effective for protection
- Great for adding strength to a weakened tooth
- Strong and durable
Are you a good candidate for a dental crown?
Find out more about a wide range of restorations available at the practice of Dr. Christopher T. Griffin in Greenwood, SC. Our practice is located at 150 West Cambridge Avenue and can be reached for an appointment at (864) 229-2610.