Closeup of a dental crown covering a natural tooth

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Dental Crown

April 30, 2022 8:25 am Published by

Dental crowns are a versatile restorative and cosmetic treatment that can: reinforce a tooth compromised by severe tooth decay; cover teeth that are chipped, discolored, or irregularly-shaped; complete a bridge or dental implant; and more! If you find yourself needing a dental crown, here are a few questions to ask your dental team beforehand.

“How long will the entire dental crown process take?”

In order for you to plan accordingly, you want a clear picture of how long things will take from start to finish. Getting a traditional dental crown can take several appointments. They involve impressions taken of your tooth, necessary prep work, placing of a temporary crown, and fitting of the actual crown.

“How much will my dental crown cost?”

Before committing to any sort of healthcare treatment, get an accurate cost estimate and choose your smartest payment option. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, which affects their price. If you have insurance, how much your plan will cover can also significantly affect your out-of-pocket costs.

“What are my alternative treatment options?”

Any time you’re getting a more invasive dental procedure, it’s always a good idea to ask if there are any alternative treatments available to you. All the other restorative procedures out there may not be suitable for your case, or it could be that you do have another option. Once you have all the facts in hand, you can make the best decision for your dental health.

At Ballston Dental Care, we offer dental crowns as part of our suite of restorative services. We also offer relaxing amenities, family block appointments, and same-day treatment post-diagnosis for your convenience. Contact us to learn more information about our services, office, and team, or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

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