Feel like a King or Queen and Learn all About the Crown

At Hurlbut Dental in Lincoln, NE we pride ourselves on patient care and quality work. Dr. Allie Hurlbut, Dr. Kelsey Sasse, and our team work hard to make each patient that walks through the doors feel as comfortable as possible. We provide many services along with basic dental care, including crowns and dental implant crowns.

What is a Crown?

Crowns can be recommended to patients with varying dental cases. For most this is a treatment to aid in strengthening teeth and protecting them against breaking, connecting bridges, or covering stained and poorly shaped teeth. The all-ceramic/porcelain crowns are the most commonly used crowns today. However, materials used for crown treatments can vary depending on each patient. The material is usually chosen by the dentist based on the individual case. These include: 

  • Stainless steel crowns are most commonly used in children on their primary (baby) teeth. This option is meant to be more of a temporary solution.
  • Metal crowns have a high content of gold, platinum, cobalt-chromium, or nickel-chromium. They are made to withstand biting and chewing and tend to last the longest. 
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be matched to your surrounding teeth. However, the crown’s porcelain portion may chip or break. 
  • All-resin crowns are the least expensive option. However, they tend to wear down over time more frequently than other options.
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns provide a better color match to teeth than other crown options and may be a good option for people with metal allergies. 

What is a Dental Implant Crown?

Unlike crowns that are attached to an existing tooth with a root structure, dental implant crowns completely replace a missing tooth or teeth and their root structures. An implant is placed into the jawbone and then the dental implant crown is secured in the implant by a screw. In most cases patients who are recommended for this type of procedure are those who have missing teeth or if their tooth is too far damaged with decay. Typically patients with diabetes or smoking habits are not recommended for this type of procedure, due to a conflict with healing in the gums. 

At Hurlbut Dental in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Allie Hurlbut or Dr. Kelsey Sasse will examine each patient carefully through exams and X-rays before recommending this type of procedure. They will make sure you are understanding all the information they have given you before moving forward with the process. 

If you are recommended for this type of procedure and treatment, it is important that you pay very close attention to your gums and the surrounding areas as they begin the healing process. If these areas are not taken care of, it is common for infections to occur, which could lead to more appointments and potentially a new implant crown to be put in place. 

What if I Can’t Afford a Crown or Implant Crown?

Many people avoid seeking dental care because of costs, especially when it comes to crowns. At Hurlbut Dental we offer a unique family dentistry payment plan for patients without dental insurance. Our Hurlbut Dental Savings Plan Membership requires one yearly fee for: 

  • Two Cleanings 
  • Exams
  • X-rays

We have payment options. Plus, discounts on treatments. (Link to Membership page on our website.) Pay in office at your first appointment and renew yearly. We offer two plans. One for typical family dentistry patients at $375/year and one for periodontal patients who require more frequent and involved care from $375 to $650. 

Contact Us

Call Hurlbut Dental of Lincoln, Nebraska at (402) 438-5588 to learn more about crowns and implant crowns. Our family dentistry office is located at 5611 NW 1st St Suite 108, Lincoln, NE. We can’t wait to meet you. 

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