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Dental Crowns Restore Your Teeth with Crowns

Dental Crowns Can Be Used To:

  • Protect weak teeth
  • Restore broken teeth
  • Support worn-down teeth

Contact us to learn if dental crowns are right for you.


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Fast, Affordable Dental Crowns from Dousman Family Dental

Dental crowns play a crucial role in restoring damaged teeth to their original form and function. At Dousman Dental, we take pride in offering same-day restorations, serving Lake Country, Jefferson County, and Waukesha County. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care to meet your unique dental needs.


What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic restorations to restore damaged teeth back to their original sizes and shapes. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a damaged tooth. The crowns are custom-made to fit over your individual teeth. Dousman Dental is happy to offer same-day restorations to Lake Country, Jefferson County, and Waukesha County.


Types of Dental Crowns

Type of Dental Crown

Material Composition Durability and Resistance Appearance Suitability Additional Notes
Metal Crowns Various metals (gold, palladium, nickel, chromium) Durable, resistant to chipping, long-lasting Metallic appearance Suitable for molars Minimal enamel removal
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns Metal core with porcelain coating Combines metal durability with a natural look Natural appearance with potential for porcelain chipping Used for front and back teeth Last almost as long as metal crowns; May wear down opposing teeth
Pressed Ceramic Crowns Ceramic inner core with porcelain layers Similar to PFM crowns but with a ceramic core Natural appearance with potential for chipping Used for both front and back teeth Mimics translucency of natural enamel; May chip over time
All-Ceramic or Porcelain Crowns Various ceramic materials (e.g., zirconium dioxide) Mimics tooth enamel appearance Highly natural appearance Suitable for those with metal allergies Durable; Gentle on opposing teeth; Zirconia crowns extremely durable
Same-Day Dental Crowns (CAD/CAM) Solid block of ceramic crafted using computer-aided design and manufacturing Quick in-office production; Single visit Natural appearance Depends on individual case; Not suitable for everyone CAD/CAM technology advantage; Custom design in one visit
All-Resin Crowns Resin material Less expensive but more fragile Cosmetic; Temporary crowns Short-term use; Last three to five years on average Often used for temporary crowns; Fragile compared to other types


Types of Dental Crown Materials

There are a variety of materials that can be used for dental crowns to meet the aesthetic and budget needs of every patient. Metal is the most common material used for patients on a budget. Porcelain-fused-to-metal, tooth-colored, and zirconia are all going to be on the more expensive end due to their more natural appearance. The more crowns you require, the more costly the treatment will be. Some dentists offer discounts if you're receiving multiple at once.


What are CEREC Dental Crowns?

Teeth Before and After CEREC CrownChairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. The CAD-CAM technology is used to design and mill custom restorations while you are sitting in the dental chair, which is both economical for you and your dentist and makes it possible for ceramic restorations to be done in one single dentist visit. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth-colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength, and function.


CEREC Crowns vs Traditional Dental Crowns

CEREC® crowns are custom dental crowns made same-day in-office using CAM/CAD technology. When you receive a CEREC® crown, you are given the best possible fitting and least time-consuming dental crown option available. Read our full guide on the advantages of a CEREC® crown over a traditional crown.


The Dental Crowns Procedure

1. Exam and Preparation

Before you get started, your dentist will determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth remains, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering an anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.

2. Optical Impression

In order to make the desired restoration, a 3D image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC® 3D software then convert the digital image into a 3D virtual model of the prepared tooth.

3. Milling Unit

This device is used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.

4. Placing the Restoration

After the restoration is made, to ensure that you get proper fit and bite, the restoration is then tried on. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money.

CEREC same day crowns in Dousman

You Don't Have to Wait for a Beautiful Smile

Get a better smile in one day with CEREC crowns. CAM/CAD technology allows our dentists to fabricate custom crowns in-office. Gone are the days of waiting 2-3 weeks for a traditional crown. Find out if same-day crowns are right for you.

 Cost of CEREC® Crowns in Waukesha County

A single CEREC® crown will cost between $1,200 and $1,700 in Waukesha County. The cost of a CEREC® same-day crown is a few hundred dollars more compared to the traditional dental crown.

The cost of crowns can be dependent on the number of crowns needed, the location of the tooth, the materials used, and the extent of the damage. The more tooth decay, the higher the cost of the crown due to the preparation required to place the crown. Materials vary in quality, aesthetics, and price.


Dental Crowns Cost Per Tooth

  • Stainless steel crowns can cost between $300 and $500.
  • Metal crowns can cost between $800 and $1,400.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can cost between $500 and $1,500.
  • Zirconia crowns can cost between $800 and $3,000.  
  • All-resin crowns can cost between $600 and $1,300. 
  • All-porcelain crowns can cost between $800 and $3,000.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

Dousman Family Dentistry knows dental crown costs can place a financial burden on some of our patients. We work with you to get you the most out of your insurance planNo dental insurance? No problem. At Dousman we want everyone to have a confident smile, and we offer flexible payment plans so restorative dentistry can fit into anyone’sBest dentist Dousman, Waukesha, Hartland WI, Cerec crowns budget.


Dental Crowns FAQs

How Long Do Crowns Last on Teeth?

Dental crowns typically last between 5 to 15 years, but the lifespan can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and the material used for the crown. Excellent oral care and routine dental examinations can help extend the longevity of your crown.


How Long Do Dental Crowns Take to Settle In?

After the placement of a dental crown, it may take a few days to a couple of weeks for you to fully adjust to the new restoration. During this time, it's normal to experience minor sensitivity or discomfort. If any issues persist or worsen, it's essential to contact your dentist for further evaluation.


Is It Painful to Get a Crown?

The process of getting a dental crown is generally not painful. Before the procedure, your dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring you're comfortable during the preparation and placement of the crown. Post-procedure, you may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.


How Much Tooth is Needed for a Crown?

The amount of healthy tooth structure needed for a crown depends on the extent of damage or decay. In general, a significant portion of the outer layer of the tooth is removed to make room for the crown. Your dentist will assess the condition of your tooth and determine the appropriate amount to be removed for an effective crown placement, ensuring a secure and durable fit.

Serving Lake Country and Beyond

Dousman Family Dental draws many clients out of Waterville, Dousman, Sullivan, Genesee, Ottawa, Wales, Heath Mills, Delafield, Hartland, Summit Corners, and surrounding communities in Wisconsin.