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Dental Crowns – Mount Pleasant, TX

Protect Your Compromised Teeth

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Teeth can be damaged in all sorts of different ways. Whether your tooth was harmed while participating in contact sports, you have been slacking on your oral hygiene routine, or you experienced an accident, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to undergo an extraction. Dr. Robert C. Sikes offers customized dental crowns in Mount Pleasant to protect your damaged teeth. To learn more about dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, contact our office.

Why Choose Robert C. Sikes, DDS for Dental Crowns?

  • Dentist with Many Years of Experience
  • Customized for Optimal Comfort
  • We Accept Dental Insurance

What is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a customized cap that is made to fit over the biting surface of a damaged or otherwise weakened tooth. They can be made out of all sorts of different materials, including gold, ceramic, and porcelain. This restoration is generally used for patients with the following:

  • Tooth that is severely decayed and has a large filling
  • Broken tooth in need of extra support
  • Tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
  • Missing tooth that has been replaced with a dental implant
  • Bridge that needs to be supported by adjacent teeth
  • Tooth that is misshapen or discolored

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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Receiving a personalized dental crown is easier than you may think—especially when you have an expert dentist like Dr. Sikes crafting and placing it.

At your initial visit, Dr. Sikes will make sure your tooth can support a crown. The tooth will need to be filed down just a bit to fit your dental crown over the tooth. If you’re getting a crown because a tooth is damaged, Dr. Sikes can alternatively fill the tooth to support your customized dental crown.

After the tooth has been stabilized, impressions and measurements of the affected area will be taken to create your personalized dental restoration. You’ll receive a temporary dental crown while your restoration is created, solving your dental issue from the first visit to our office!

As soon as your custom crown is created, Dr. Sikes will solidify your permanent dental crown and place your dental restoration!

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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There are numerous different benefits to expect when you get your crown. Here are just some of the most prominent:

  • Comfortable
  • Prevents future dental problems
  • Natural appearance
  • Allows for easy chewing
  • Can last 15+ years
  • Customized for each patient

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns  

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Now that you know what dental crowns are capable of, you may be wondering whether this style of restoration is in your budget. Determining what your dental crown is going to cost will be difficult without knowing more about your particular situation, but there are some factors that you can keep in mind if you’re worried about finances. Here are some things you ought to know.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns 

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As versatile as dental crowns can be, there are several variables to consider when thinking about the cost of treatment. For example:

  • What kind of preliminary procedures are necessary. A root canal, for example, will add to the cost of treatment.
  • How severe the damage to your tooth is.
  • What kind of material you use for your dental crown.

We’ll be able to tell you more about how these variables will affect the final cost of your care when we meet you. You should also know that the cheapest option isn’t always the best one; you’ll have to strike a balance between your budget and your dental needs.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns? 

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Provided that your dental crown is judged to be medically necessary by your insurance company, they’ll usually pay for some of the cost of care. While every plan is different, many dental plans will cover around 50% of the cost of the dental crown. We’ll help you work with your insurance company in order to determine how much of your care will be paid for.

Other Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

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If you don’t have insurance, or if you’re getting dental crowns for purely cosmetic reasons, you may have to explore other options in order to make your restoration fit your budget. We accept financing through CareCredit, which allows you to split the cost of your dental crown into low-to-no interest monthly payments.

If you’re wondering how to make dental crowns affordable for you, give us a call and we’ll discuss your financial options with you.