Dental crowns

It can happen to anyone quickly. A piece of tooth breaks off or has had to be drilled so often that the dentist has no choice but to replace the tooth crowns.
A dental crown is a fixed denture that is attached to the damaged tooth. The reconstruction reproduces the tooth and enables normal chewing and speaking. By crowning the tooth, the tooth is protected from further damage.

Dental crowns cost

How high the cost of the dental crown is depends on many different factors. What material is used for the crowns, how expensive are the laboratory costs, what are the treatment costs. The health insurance companies usually only cover part of the costs. How high this part is depends on how often you have attended check-up appointments.
You are welcome to ask us for advice on the exact cost of dental crowns.

Dental crown material

But which tooth crown material should you choose now?
Which material is used depends on the type of tooth crown and also on the cost. The crowns can be made of gold, ceramic, precious metal or non-precious metal alloys. Dental crown material should be selected depending on the crown.

Dental treatment

Before you decide on a dental crown, the advantages and disadvantages should be weighed up.
The advantages of this dental treatment are that even a badly damaged tooth can be saved with the help of a crown. It is restored in this way and is also protected against further tooth decay.
The disadvantages are that the natural tooth substance is ground. So it is possible for the crown to fit. If the crown has to be changed, however, it could happen that the crown can no longer be attached to the tooth and that the tooth has to be pulled. Also, the durability of the crown is not forever. At some point it has to be renewed.

Once you have decided on a dental crown, two appointments are made. At the first appointment, an impression is made of the tooth for the crown and the destroyed part of the tooth is removed. Then the rest of the tooth is prepared so that the tooth crown can be placed on. The tooth crown must be made in a laboratory. Since this takes some time, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth for the time being.
At the second appointment, the tooth crown is inserted and glued. Care must be taken to ensure that the crown is properly connected to the tooth so that inflammation cannot occur.
A routine check-up is usually carried out a few weeks later.

Dental crown care

To ensure that your crown lasts a long time and there is no inflammation, good dental care is particularly important. Therefore, regular brushing is very important and you should also pay attention to the cleaning of the interdental spaces. Interdental brushes or dental floss are particularly suitable for this. For dental crown care, you should pay particular attention to the edge of the crown that meets the gums. Thorough cleaning is important there so that no bacteria can settle there.


You are welcome to ask about the advantages and disadvantages and the costs of dental crowns in our practice.

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