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Dental Crowns

A dental crown procedure is one that is undertaken when it is necessary to cap a tooth that has been damaged or discolored. The crown itself can be made from a number of different materials such as metal or porcelain, and it can be installed over any tooth in your mouth. When considering having a dental crown installed, the things you should take into account are the cost of the material, the strength of the crown itself, and its durability over a period of time. You could have a dental crown installed which matches the color of your other teeth so that no one will know you have a crown installed. It will look and feel as natural as your original tooth did, and you’ll probably even forget you have a crown in place. When choosing the material of which your crown should be made, you’ll need to consult with your dentist so that all factors can be considered. Some of the important considerations are the location of the tooth to be capped, whether the tooth shows when you smile, the position of gum tissue, the function of the specific tooth, how much natural tooth remains, and the color of nearby teeth.

Dental Crown Procedure

The actual dental crown procedure will depend on whether your dentist thinks a same-day procedure is more appropriate, or a multi-day procedure. In either case the steps will be similar. First it will be necessary to trim the tooth, so that a base can be created for the crown. Having made an impression of the tooth, that will be sent to a laboratory so a permanent crown can be prepared. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be installed over your tooth, so that you can have functionality while awaiting the permanent crown.

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At Ammons Dental by Design, we have experts on staff who can provide you with natural-looking dental crowns to improve your smile and allow for better oral health. Contact us today, so we can arrange for an initial consultation that will get you started on the road to a great smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is a candidate for dental crowns?
A: Anyone who needs to cover a dental implant, protect a weak or damaged tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, or to cover discolored teeth.
Q: How long do dental crowns last?
A: With normal wear and tear, and with conscientious oral hygiene, a dental crown will usually last between five and 15 years.
Q: How much does a dental crown cost?
A: A typical range for having a dental crown installed would be somewhere between $500 and $3,000.
Q: Is any special care needed for a dental crown?
A: No. As long as you brush and floss regularly, and occasionally use mouthwash, your dental crown should be adequately protected.
Q: What types of dental crowns are available?
A: Some of the materials most commonly used in dental crowns are metal, porcelain, ceramic, or resin. Each has its own advantages, so you should discuss with your dentist which one is right for you.

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Multiple Convenient Dental Locations Near Charleston

Ammons Dental By Design has four locations so you can find the most convenient office for your family.
1015 Fair St.
Camden, SC 29020
Monday – Thursday:
8am – 5pm
P: (803) 969-0365
F: (803) 432-2625
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14 Lockwood Dr,
Charleston, SC 29401
(Suite A on the exterior of the Ashley House Building, across from the marina)
Monday – Thursday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-2734
F: (843) 577-4464
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1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-8889
F: (843) 990-9504
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1710 Old Trolley., Ste.B
Summerville, SC 29485
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Monday & Friday*: 8am – 5pm
*Rotating schedule
P: (843) 380-8904
F: (843) 871-0617
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