On occasion a tooth may have significant damage which cannot be repaired using a filling. As we recommend retaining the natural tooth where possible, a patient can consider the option of crowning a tooth.
What is a crown?
A dental crown is a cover that is placed over a weakened tooth to prevent further fracturing or deteriorating. A crown can also be used to replace a discoloured tooth or to protect a tooth that has just gone through root canal.
When it comes to crowns, you have many options. The crowns we use are porcelain, and acrylic which is consistent with our commitment to quality.
Here at Reva Dental, we would recommend porcelain crowns for a couple of reasons. Porcelain is a harder and more durable substance compared to acrylic, so they will not wear over time. If you require added strength, we would recommend porcelain bonded to white gold crowns.
There are times when Acrylic crowns may be absolutely necessary. Such as patients with bone loss in their jaws or patients who have unhealthy gums. This is because Acrylic transfers far less pressure than porcelain.
When we fit your crown, the new crown will match the rest of your teeth giving you a natural smile.
Supporting treatments for crowns
Has your tooth been treated at the root before? If so, it is necessary to increase the strength of the tooth by placing a fitting called a ‘post and core’ in the tooth. Posts are used to improve the strength and durability of the restored tooth. At Reva Dental we use laboratory fabricated white gold posts for the best clinical results.
How much does a crown cost?
Prices vary from each of our clinics, however prices can range from €700 to €840 for porcelain crowns. There may also be necessary supplementary work required to properly protect the tooth. We also have acrylic crown options that cost approximately €280.
For a more comprehensive look at our tooth crown price list, please check your preferred dental clinic page. For our Kilkenny patients, please click here, for those of you in Limerick, please click here, and for our Kells patients, please click here.