A tooth cap or crown is among one of the most versatile dental procedures that patients can benefit from; the crown restores a broken or infected tooth following root canal treatment as effortlessly as it may replace a missing tooth as part of a bridge or implant. That said, Dr. Monti Harpalani knows that the cost of the tooth cap in Houston TX is a valid concern for many patients at Vivid Dental. We’re very upfront about expenses and have made every effort to remove financial barriers to your getting the type of care that you want and need.
Dr. Harpalani is happy to discuss the pros and cons of various types of crowns or systems that use crowns with you during a consultation. Generally, all-porcelain or gold crowns are more expensive than crowns that are made from base metal alloys or a mix of porcelain and metal structure. Likewise, dental implant-supported crowns cost more than conventional bridges.
However, you may find those options that cost more upfront are a better value; for instance, certain materials such as gold alloys are ideal for molars that must withstand the forces from grinding food when you eat. All-porcelain crowns may be preferred for highly visible front teeth, as the material best mimic natural tooth enamel in appearance. Dental implant-supported crowns may be preferred to conventional bridges as they are designed much like a natural tooth. The implant “stands in” for the natural tooth root and holds the crown in place in your jaw. This structure keeps your jawbone strong and healthy and allows for lasting durability and function.
Whenever possible, Dr. Harpalani recommends conservative alternatives to bridges. These alternatives may include dental inlays and onlays (or partial crowns). Depending on your situation and the extent of damage to natural tissue, you may be an appropriate candidate for inlays and onlays that precisely restore the portion of the tooth that is damaged.
Vivid Dental is a proud “insurance-friendly” practice. You can see a lengthy list of the insurance plans that we currently participate in on this website. Additionally, we offer many specials throughout the year that can help to ease the burden of paying for treatment, as well as flexible financing that allows for low monthly payments suited to your budget. Call 281-809-4902 with any questions or concerns. Dr. Harpalani and the team look forward to working with you!