Reasons You Might Need a Crown
A porcelain crown is a versatile treatment option that can be used in a number of different circumstances. Dr. Syed uses crowns to:
- Fix a cavity that’s too large to restore with a regular filling
- Restore a tooth following root canal therapy
- Restore cracked, chipped, or broken tooth
- Support a dental bridge
- Improve the look of an irregular-shaped tooth
- Restore a stained tooth that resists whitening treatment
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Dental crowns are naturally white and don’t become discolored over time as natural teeth do. If you notice your natural teeth becoming discolored, causing them to no longer match your crown, you may benefit from our professional whitening services.
How much do dental crowns cost?
Dental crowns are an affordable way to preserve your tooth, often eliminating the need for a more costly restoration down the line. According to WebMD, they typically cost between $800 and $1700.
When you meet with Dr. Syed for your consultation, you can talk to our payment coordinator about your financing and payment options. We work with all insurance companies and we even feature our own plan for patients without dental insurance.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If you notice damage to your porcelain crown, contact our office right away. Dr. Syed has replaced or repaired crowns that were originally placed by another dentist.
Severely damaged crowns might require replacement, while small cracks may just need to be repaired.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Yes. If you’re unhappy with how your gold or metal crown looks, you can have it removed and replaced with a porcelain crown. Keep in mind, however, that Dr. Syed will have to completely remove your old crown and prepare your tooth for the new crown.
Dr. Syed Is Your Full-Service Dentist in Wilmington, DE
If you have a tooth that is damaged or broken, Dr. Syed will find the right treatment to relieve your discomfort and make it look like new. He’s an experienced dentist who completes several hours of continuing education classes every year to remain up-to-date with advances in the field.