A porcelain crown is a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Dental crown technology has undergone several design changes and additional innovations to make them blend well with the rest of a person’s teeth, giving them a more natural look. There are some drawbacks with porcelain crowns, and some of the most common downsides of using all-porcelain crowns include:
Porcelain crowns cannot be used to restore teeth due to their breaking/cracking vulnerability.
The cost of porcelain crowns varies from state to state. All-porcelain crowns for the front teeth usually cost around $1,000 to $1,500. Compared to metal crowns, porcelain crowns are more expensive, excluding the pure gold crowns. Despite the cost, their natural look and durability compensate for the higher price.
The placing porcelain crowns involves the following:
The dentist uses etching acid to roughen the surface of the affected tooth to enable the crown to hold on firmly to the tooth. The patient’s tooth is then fitted with the new crown.
Our porcelain crowns are tailored individually for each patient, preserving, enhancing, and protecting their smiles. At Cochran Family Dental, you will be able to get the treatment necessary to improve your smile and boost your confidence. We serve the cities of Leesburg, Ashburn, and Purcellville with modern and comprehensive dental care services. To learn more about porcelain crowns and the other services we offer, call us today to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034, or email us using the contact form on this page.