Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that go over an existing tooth. They are handcrafted to look like natural teeth and most people won’t be able to tell the difference! Crowns can correct a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental issues, including:
The cost for a single dental crown is usually around $800 not including the lab fees. You need to have a full dental examination by a dentist to get an exact cost. There are many factors that might increase the cost of the procedure since each person's case is different.
Most dental insurances will cover for the cost of the dental crown and lab fees, we can help you find out.
If you do not have dental insurance we have dental plans that make it really easy to get the treatment that you need, ask us for more information.
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, brides can “bridge” the gap. Bridges have dental crowns on each end with replacement teeth attached in the middle.
The crowns go over existing teeth on either side of the space or dental implants and the natural-looking replacement teeth fit snugly in the area where your teeth once were. Benefits of bridges include:
Do dental crowns feel like a real tooth?
Since a dental crown is a new object in your mouth, it will take a few days for your mouth to get adjusted to it.
After that, most patients say that dental crowns look, feel, and function like their natural teeth. You can enjoy your custom-fitted crown and a smile that looks and feels great!
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
Dental crowns and bridges can last 10+ years with proper care. It’s important to continue to brush and floss thoroughly and attend biannual dental visits to ensure that your restorations and your oral health are in great shape.
Dr. Somayeh Nourian is the principal dentist at Kiwi Dental focusing on restorative, cosmetic and dental surgeries. With over 14 years of experience as a family dentist, she has earned the trust of many families to take care of their oral health.
She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of Biochemistry and earned her dental degree from the University of Toronto in 2006. She has a passion for dental surgeries including dental implants and gum grafts and is currently part of the Ontario Dental Implant Network.