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Important Information About Metal Dental Crowns.

For most people when they go to the dentist and they are told they need dental crowns, they don’t know what that means. Below is some useful information about metal dental crowns.

Before dental crowns, dentist would remove any damaged or decayed tooth. With the introduction of dental crowns, your decayed or damaged tooth will not be removed. The dental crowns are placed permanently on top of the damaged tooth to help strengthen it, align it and help with its overall look.

Metal dental crowns are made of non-noble metals. You can have a metal dental crown your whole life.

If you have tooth crowns, it is important you take care of your tooth by brushing and flossing twice a day.

Dental crowns don’t have a standard price, the price is determined by the dentist who will do the procedure and the location. To get the crowns at a price you can afford, request for prices from different dentists. The price for metal dental crowns are affordable and they don’t go beyond $1500.

The type of dental crown you choose and your insurance coverage will determine the price. It is important you inquire from the insurance company, if they meet the whole cost for the dental crowns. Hardly will you find insurance paying for the dental crowns, if its if for cosmetic reasons. You can read more about insurance here.

There are 2 procedures involved in getting a metal dental crown. During your first procedure, it will take around 1 hour. First, the dentist will remove the unhealthy teeth enamel, which can include removing the entire tooth. During this visit, the doctor will do a check up on your tooth, to see if it can withstand the crown. The dentist will then use anesthesia to numb that area. As you wait for your crown to be made, you will be using a temporary one.

During your second visit the temporary crown will be removed. Before the dentist does the procedure, they will numb the area. The dentist will apply dental cement to your metal dental crown and then place it on top of your teeth. After that the procedure is over and with time you will get used to teeth crown.

There are several types of metal dental crowns, for example, nickel-chromium, cobalt-chromium, gold and platinum crown tooth.

Metal dental crowns are placed at the back of your mouth due to the color. It helps withstanding the pressure that come with chewing and biting. Hardly will you find metal dental crowns getting broken or chipped.

For the temporary crown, the dentist use a stainless steel dental crown. Dentist recommend this for babies with baby teeth, since it is cost effective.