Dental Crowns in
Eden Prairie, MN
At Prairie Dental Group, we specialize in dental crowns for restorative and cosmetic purposes. If you’re looking for a permanent solution to a fragmented, aesthetically displeasing, or infected tooth, crowns can get your smile back in tip-top shape. Our professional team will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits both your smile and your budget.
Dental Crown FAQs
What Is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns (also known as dental caps) can be utilized for both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. These versatile covers are placed directly over the tooth to restore both functionality and appearance when necessary. You may need a dental crown if you:
- Have a decaying tooth that is beyond what a filling can fix
- Need to prevent a weakened tooth from breaking
- Want to restore an entire tooth using a dental implant
- Have a cosmetic issue that you would like to cover
Are Dental Crowns Permanent?
Crowns can be placed both permanently and temporarily. However, most temporary crowns are only used for the few weeks it takes to customize a permanent crown. Be sure to take extra care while wearing a temporary crown as they are not as durable as your permanent crown will be. With proper care, your permanent crown can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years.
What Maintenance Do Dental Crowns Require?
Many people believe that crowned teeth are not subject to complications since they are covered. However, crowns require the same amount of care as regular teeth. A good oral hygiene regimen includes brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, and regularly using an alcohol-free, fluoride-based mouthwash.
Are Dental Crowns Affordable?
The cost of a dental crown procedure depends largely upon what material the crown is made out of and each patient’s specific needs. Common crown materials include metallic alloy, porcelain, gold, and ceramic, each option varying in price. After your consultation, our team will be able to give you a customized treatment plan and cost estimate. For those with financial concerns, visit our financial page to discover what budget-friendly options are available to you.