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Dental Crowns – Rome, GA

Reliable Protection for Damaged or Decayed Teeth

Dental crowns are the most common restorative procedure in the United States. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, over 2 million crowns are placed each year! Here in Rome, Dr. Ryan Weldon and our talented team regularly place crowns to protect and restore damaged and decayed teeth. Whether you have an infected tooth or your tooth was damaged by an unexpected accident, it’s important not to push off treatment. If you believe you could benefit from a durable dental crown, do not hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Weldon today! 

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a permanent cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. They can be made out of a variety of materials at different price points, including gold, ceramic, porcelain, and other metal alloys.

Dental crowns can both protect a weakened tooth and improve the way it looks. We typically recommend this versatile restoration for patients who have:

The Dental Crown Process  

Color matching a dental crown in Rome

A dental crown can typically be placed in just two trips to an experienced dentist in Rome. Here’s what you can expect when you come to our office for a dental crown:

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns in Rome provide a wide range of benefits, including:

Delaying treatment for a damaged or decayed tooth can allow minor issues to grow into major oral health problems. If you want to keep your natural tooth and protect it from future harm, do not hesitate to contact our office today! 

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

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Even as you consider dental crowns, you might worry about their price. Fair enough – these dental caps can’t help if they exceed your budget. The cost of dental crowns varies by patient, though, so you’ll need to consult Dr. Weldon for an exact estimate. We at Weldon Dental will then explain our crowns’ pricing factors and the available payment options. Find out more about these details by reading onward or by calling us today.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

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At the initial consultation, Dr. Weldon will closely examine your tooth (or teeth). Doing so lets him review (among other things) factors relevant to the final crown price. The most common of these elements include the following:

  • Damage Severity – Depending on the tooth damage, a crown will cost more or less. For example, minor breaks or decay may mean you only need the dental cap. Alternatively, a severely damaged tooth may require preliminary work in addition to the crown. These extra services would add to your expenses.
  • Crown Material – Some dental practices provide metal crowns, which are eye-catching yet cheap. However, our own office offers pricier, tooth-colored ones made of porcelain.
  • Crown Processing – A crown isn’t too expensive when made with the traditional milling method. Crowns made with CEREC technology, though, can get pricey.

When reviewing these factors, note that cheap crowns aren’t ideal. Oral health depends on high-quality care, which often costs more. Therefore, aim for an effective crown that’s durable and long-lasting.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

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Crown placement is a major procedure, a kind that’s often deemed medically necessary. Therefore, dental insurance typically covers it. Specifically, most policies will match up to 50% of a crown treatment’s cost.

All that said, there are always exceptions. Your own dental plan may not cover crowns, or its coverage involves special rules. In light of these possibilities, confirm your benefits before pursuing treatment. Our office will even help you do so.

Other Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

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Aside from insurance, several other ways exist to make crowns affordable. The most crucial of these are a dental practice’s payment options. With the right one, even a pricey crown can become budget-friendly.

Just look at our own Weldon Dental, for example. We happen to offer flexible financing via CareCredit – a reputable third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for crowns with monthly, low-interest installments. This approach would let you gradually cover the cost of care rather than all at once.

As you can see, our team wants to make your crowns effective and affordable. That said, learn more about financing them by booking a consultation with us!

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