Dental Crowns – Leesburg, VA

Make Your Smile
Like New Again

Unlike bones, your teeth will not repair themselves if they become damaged. The only way to prevent your issue from getting worse is by seeking professional treatment. If you have one or more teeth in need of repair, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance. Our team will create custom dental crowns in Leesburg to seamlessly restore the beauty and function of your smile. To learn more about this restorative treatment, continue reading or give our office a call today!

What is a Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns are protective custom-made caps that are placed directly over the natural tooth structure. In years past, crowns were only made up of metal, silver, or gold. As dentistry has advanced, more aesthetically pleasing crowns have been introduced. Crowns are now often made up of a combination of porcelain and metal, providing the look of a natural tooth and the strength and durability of a metal crown. At All Smiles Leesburg, our crowns are typically fabricated using Fulfill Z Zirconia.

We are also proud to offer E-MAX crowns. E-MAX crowns are completely made of ceramic material to provide an exceptionally natural look and feel. Because E-MAX crowns are thinner and lighter, they require less preparation to be done to the natural tooth. The absence of metal in the crown ensures that there is no visible metal line near the gum line, and there is no chance of an allergic reaction.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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The first step in the process of getting a dental crown in Leesburg is a consultation with our team. During your appointment, we’ll examine your mouth and determine whether or not a crown is necessary. It’s typically placed over a tooth that has had extensive restorative work done, such as a large filling or a root canal. A crown may also be used as a restorative solution for a chipped or broken tooth.

After the restorative work has been completed, the tooth is shaved down around all sides to make room for the crown. Here at All Smiles Leesburg, a set of modern digital impressions is taken, and a temporary crown is inserted into the mouth while the permanent crown is fabricated using the impressions. The patient returns to the dental office in about a week or two to have the permanent crown cemented into place. The crown then looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Our practice usually fabricates dental crowns in Leesburg using Fulfill Z Zirconia. The benefits of this restoration include:

  • Close imitation of a natural tooth
  • Strength and durability of a metal crown
  • Stain resistance
  • Hypoallergenic properties
  • Optimal natural tooth preservation
  • Resistant to extreme temperature fluctuations

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

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Many factors affect the cost of dental crowns because there is no one-size-fits-all restoration. Don't worry, you can get the high-quality crown you need while staying within your budget. You won't have to compromise on durability or aesthetics. Your dentist at All Smiles of Leesburg has the solutions you need to repair damaged teeth without breaking the bank.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

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There isn't a flat rate for dental crowns because every mouth is as unique as fingerprints. Several things will influence your estimate, like:

  • Consultation: Besides a visual consultation, you may need digital X-rays and other diagnostic services.
  • Preliminary Procedures: Dental crowns can be used along with other procedures, like root canal therapy. Your tooth must also be reshaped to allow the crown to fit over it.
  • Materials: Discounted materials save money upfront, but they can cost more in terms of aesthetics and durability. High-quality materials can be the most cost-effective overall because they can last longer with the right aftercare.

A member of our office will review your estimate and explain the fees, so you'll know exactly what you'll have to pay before committing to anything.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

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Every situation differs, but most dental insurance can be used to lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Your dental insurance may pay some of the fees for your consultation, diagnostic services, and preparatory procedures. After meeting your annual deductible, you can use your coverage to reduce the amount you'll pay for your crown, if medically necessary, until you reach your yearly limit. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your coverage to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, our office offers multiple payment options to keep crowns affordable, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept cash, credit cards, and personal checks for your convenience.
  • Financing: Based on your credit, you can be approved for financing with little or no interest. You can pay out-of-pocket costs using a monthly payment plan that fits your budget.

If you have any questions about your dental insurance or payment option, contact our office to speak with a member of our team.