Dental Crowns

Do you have a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed? When a dental filling simply won’t do, a dental crown can cover, protect, and restore the shape of the tooth and save it from dental extraction. At Babcock Family Dental in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Nikhaar Keshwani and her dedicated dental team help patients return their smiles to their former glory with dental crowns and other restorative dentistry techniques.

Dental Crowns Defined

What is a dental crown? Sometimes referred to as a “tooth cap” or “tooth crown,” a dental crown is permanently placed on top of teeth and used to protect severely damaged or weakened teeth. A dental crown is a small device that can restore a missing tooth to its standard size, shape, and function.

Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

After a thorough examination during a dental crown consultation, Dr. Keshwani might suggest a dental crown if you need to:

  • Strengthen a tooth with severe decay

  • Protected a natural tooth with a large crack or damage

  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy

  • Cover a single dental implant
  • Replace an extensive dental filling

  • Align an imbalanced bite

Dental Crown Procedure

If you and Dr. Keshwani decide that dental crowns are the next best step, then this is what you can expect during the procedure process:

  • Step 1: Dr. Keshwani will clear out any dental infections and complete all preliminary dental work.
  • Step 2: Our Babcock Family Dental dentist will prepare the tooth depending on the type of damage. This might include filing it down or building it up.
  • Step 3: After the preparation stage, Dr. Keshwani uses our comfortable 3D scanner to create an exact impression of the tooth.
  • Step 4: Dr. Keshwani will use your custom-made impressions to design a dental crown that can fit perfectly over the tooth and match the opposing teeth seamlessly.
  • Step 5: While the final tooth crown is crafted, our dentist will fit a temporary crown to protect the tooth for the time being.
  • Step 6: Eventually, the patient will return for permanent crown placement. At this appointment, our dentist will ensure that the new tooth cap fits flawlessly.

Types of Dental Crowns and Cost

When deciding on a dental crown, it’s normal to ask questions like:

  • Which types of crowns will work for me?
  • How much will it cost?

While there are many types of crowns on the market, Dr. Keshwani will review which options will work for your smile. For example, if you need a front tooth crown, porcelain or zirconia crowns are great options because they are natural, long-lasting materials.

Schedule a dental crown consultation at our San Antonio dental office to know your dental crown cost and what will be covered by insurance.

Learn More About Dental Crown Price, Types, and Services in San Antonio

If you have a chipped, broken, or severely decayed tooth, you are the perfect candidate for a dental crown. Restore your tooth’s function, feel, and look by scheduling a dental crown consultation at Babcock Family Dental. Call 210-732-3333 or message us online.