Dental crown providers in Canton, OH at Minter Dentistry

Dental Crowns in Canton, OH

A dental crown is a restoration for protecting a previously damaged or decayed tooth and restoring chewing function. The crown covers the natural tooth structure and is designed to look and feel like a natural tooth. At Minter Dentistry in Canton, Ohio, we provide our patients with long-lasting, reliable tooth crowns. Learn more about the reasons to get a crown, the benefits, and the typical dental crown procedure.

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What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are sometimes called tooth caps because they typically cover the entire tooth. Considered a final restoration, crowns are very durable and protect a tooth that has been weakened due to fracture, breakage, or decay. A crown mimics the color and shape of a natural tooth, restoring the ability to chew properly.

Why Would I Need a Tooth Cap?

Large cavities, previous fillings which are failing, breakage, or teeth exhibiting extensive wear are common reasons for a crown to be recommended.  Crowns restore chewing function when a large restoration is needed to fix a tooth, and they can help preserve a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.  For example, teeth with root canals usually require a crown for protection. Dental caps can also be applied for cosmetic reasons to enhance the appearance of teeth.

Benefits of a Dental Crown

Dental crowns provide the following general dentistry benefits:

  • Stabilizes a weakened tooth
  • Saves a tooth that may otherwise have needed extraction
  • Protects a tooth from further damage and decay
  • Restores the function of a damaged tooth, allowing you to chew properly
  • Looks like a normal tooth
  • Gives you added confidence and comfort
  • More durable than a filling, especially with proper homecare

Dental Crown Procedure

After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, a dental crown procedure begins by preparing the tooth for the crown.  Usually requiring anesthetic, this step may include decay removal or adding filling material to ensure adequate retention for the crown. A digital impression is obtained using a sophisticated dental camera, and a temporary crown is made. During the second appointment, the final dental crown is tried to verify a perfect fit and then cemented into place.  A tooth may or may not require anesthetic at the second appointment. 

Is It Painful to Get a Dental Crown?

No pain is experienced during the process because all work is completed while the tooth is numb. While there may be temporary discomfort after the numbness wears off, over-the-counter pain medication is usually sufficient to manage pain.

How Long Do Crowns Last?

Dental crowns typically last 12-15 years, but many crowns last much longer. Proper home care, diet, and a professional cleaning and exam every 6 months are major factors in ensuring the longevity of a crown.

Cost of Dental Crowns

Your dental insurance plan may cover part of your dental crown treatment. Since dental insurance benefits vary greatly, we will discuss the cost of any treatment beforehand so you know what to expect. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about the cost of your care.

Schedule an Appointment for an Evaluation 

Dr. Minter and his experienced team take the time to evaluate and diagnose each individual situation properly.  They will work hard to communicate, answer any questions and provide competent care during the entire experience. If you think you need a dental crown, please contact us to schedule an appointment at Minter Dentistry in Canton, Ohio.