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Metal-Free Dental Crowns – North Port, FL

Natural-Looking Restorations for Damaged Teeth

In the past, repairing your smile meant getting a metal restoration that restored functionality to the tooth but also stood out in the mouth. Nowadays, however, getting a crown doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a natural-looking smile. Shore Dental is proud to offer metal-free dental crowns in North Port that will protect your pearly whites without drawing unwanted attention. Think you could benefit from a crown? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

What are Metal-Free Dental Crowns?

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In dentistry, a crown is a “cap” placed on top of a tooth. Traditionally, crowns have been made from a variety of metals such as gold or platinum, as well as metal alloys. However, we offer metal-free crowns that are made from ceramic materials such as porcelain or zirconia. Crowns made from these ceramics are very lifelike; they’re semi-translucent like enamel and can be tinted to match your other natural teeth. They can also be customized to fit comfortably in your mouth. Most ceramic crowns will last for about 10 years before they need to be replaced.

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Metal-free ceramic dental crowns

There are many different reasons why you might need or want a dental crown, such as:

What is the Process for Getting Dental Crowns?

Crown on worn tooth

It usually takes at least two appointments to place a crown. During the first, the tooth will be prepared to receive the crown. If it’s badly broken or decayed, this may mean building it up with filling material; otherwise, some enamel might need to be removed to make room for the crown. An impression of the newly reshaped tooth is taken and sent to a dental lab that will manufacture the crown over the course of two or three weeks. Once it’s complete, you’ll return to our office to receive your restoration, which will be permanently cemented in place.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

Crown on model jaw

Most plans will help cover the costs of dental crowns that are needed for health reasons (such as repairing a cracked tooth); however, they typically won’t pay if the crown is part of a purely cosmetic treatment. Of course, every carrier is different, and benefits may vary from person to person. We’ll help you file your claims and make sure you’re getting the most out of the benefits you’re entitled to; we’re happy to accept all forms of PPO dental insurance.

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