Dental Crowns

What is a dental crown/bridge?

A crown or bridge is a tooth-shaped cap implemented over a broken, damaged, or deteriorated tooth. They are fixed prosthetic devices that function as a synthetic tooth. A crown repairs a broken or damaged tooth and restores a tooth to its original appearance and prevents further damage or decay; a bridge utilizes existing teeth to fill gaps left vacant by a missing tooth.

How long is a dental crown procedure?

A dental crown procedure requires two visits. The first appointment consists of shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown, taking impressions to create your new tooth-like crown, and implanting a temporary crown. All this only takes 30 minutes to an hour. Following the first appointment, about one to two weeks are needed for the crown’s or bridge’s fabrication. When that’s ready,
you’ll make a return visit to have it fitted and shaped further and inserted permanently upon achieving a proper fit and comfortable bite. This can typically be completed in about 20-30 minutes.

Is a dental crown procedure painful?

The tooth is numbed during the procedure so it isn’t painful. When it’s over and the anesthesia wears off, there may be minimal sensitivity with crown or some soreness in the gums around the tooth. Don’t fret, we’ll take good care of you at Provident.

What’s the cost?

Generally, the cost ranges between $800 to $1700, with a portion covered by insurance. The type of crown can fluctuate the price based on its material (stainless steel, metals, porcelain, etc.)

What’s a dental crown procedure at Provident Dentistry like?

Provident Dentistry uses porcelain crowns to aesthetically match your current teeth. This help makes the crown discreet.  Kim is our queen of crowns here at Provident. We like to think of her as the Van Gogh of crowns. Kim is certified in the CEREC machine levels 1-4, which is used to design crowns – this means your entire procedure is done right in-house and drastically cuts back on the waiting time to receive your new tooth. If you’re ready to book or want to learn more you can contact us via phone at 248-471-0345 or via email at