Candidacy Dental Crowns
Candidacy for Dental Crowns
If you’ve ground your teeth for years, have a misaligned bite, devastatingly cracked teeth, and/or intense discoloration, you’re probably a candidate for a dental crown. As opposed to porcelain veneers, which are an ideal solution for mild cases involving smile restoration, dental crowns are caps that cover your entire tooth.
Do I Need Dental Crowns?
There are some red flags that automatically qualify you as a candidate for dental crowns. These include:
- Due to teeth grinding, your teeth have been fractured beyond simple repair
- Acidic foods have greatly eroded away your enamel
- Periodontal disease has caused your gums to decay to the point that you’re ineligible for porcelain veneers
- Your teeth have considerably decayed, causing extensive damage
- If a tooth has undergone a root canal
- If there isn’t enough tooth structure to support a dental composite filling
- Your teeth need additional support for the placement of a dental bridge
Dental Crowns or Porcelain Veneers?
At Smiles By Sands, we will guide you in the decision of porcelain veneers versus dental crowns. However, there are some instances when porcelain veneers or other smile restoration procedures are not an option, such as:
- Significant shape change is required
- You sub-consciously grind your teeth
- Major tooth decay that makes daily activities such as chewing and speaking both painful and difficult
At Smiles By Sands, we understand that dental anxiety can cause many to delay in receiving necessary treatment, such as a dental crown. This is why we provide our patients with the option to undergo sedation dentistry, which will make your visit painless and anxiety free.
Dental Crown Costs
Due to the extensive nature of this procedure, dental crowns are a costly endeavor. While many insurance plans will cover part of the costs, out-of-pocket expenses are a possibility.
At Smiles By Sands, we provide our patients with affordable financing options designed to your needs, so you don’t need to delay necessary procedures.
If you would like to learn if you’re a candidate for dental crowns, please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation. Smiles By Sands serves the residents of Valley Village, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, and Hollywood.