Crowns – Facts and Figures



Caps can be used in place of veneers to make teeth appear straighter, repair damage, etc.

Crowns – Outpatient
Description: Also called caps, crowns can be used in place of veneers to make a crooked smile appear straighter, to repair broken or damaged teeth, or to cover a bridge or implant.  The tooth surface is reduced, then covered with a custom cap in porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, or another durable substance.  Crowns are sometimes used side-by-side with veneers in a full-mouth restorative procedure.
Average Cost: $1,000 – $4,000 per crown
Length of Procedure: Depends on position in mouth and other factors.
Anesthesia: Local, conscious sedation may be offered
Recovery Time: Minimal
Treatment Frequency: Two
Risks: Complications related to anesthesia
Duration of Results: 5-15 years
Inside Tip: Whereas veneers cover only the front of a tooth, crowns cover the entire tooth.

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