Affordable Dental Crowns
Dental crowns, otherwise known as caps, cover a tooth’s surface to protect fragile or broken teeth. They’re usually put in place after root canal therapy to protect the tooth’s newly-filled inside. It doesn’t take long for the cost of dental crowns to add up. Lincoln Dental Plans offers affordable dental crowns for those without insurance.
If you think you may be in need of dental crown, this will help get you started. Concerned about being able to afford a crown? That’s where we come in. If you aren’t already a Lincoln Dental Plans member, you can start the enrollment process at any of our providers’ offices. You can also do this the day of your treatment! With our dental discount plans, every dentist will feel like a cheap dentist. However, you’ll never have to worry about excellent dental care. All of our providers are experts in dentistry, and will be able to help you get what you need at an affordable rate.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
The most popular type of crowns are made of porcelain. Porcelain crowns look like natural teeth and usually last decades. It is possible for them to require replacement eventually. Because they’re shaped to look just like your teeth, dental crowns also help you chew more naturally after placement. Affordable dental crowns are usually not possible without insurance, but thankfully LDP members get 30% off all restorative treatments.
When Do You Need a Crown?
• Fractured or broken teeth
• Cosmetic enhancement
• Decaying teeth
• Broken fillings
• Root canal therapy
Our partners at Nebraska Family Dentistry can help you determine if you need a dental crown.
You can learn more about crowns here.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Crowns
Does Lincoln Dental Plans cover dental crowns?
Yes! Lincoln Dental Plans offers its members 30% off on restorative treatments, including dental crowns. We believe affordable dental crowns should be an option for everyone.
Do dental crowns hurt?
During the process of having a dental crown placed, dentists will give you anesthesia to make sure you don’t feel anything. Nebraska Family Dentistry is also well-known in Lincoln for its skill at keeping patients comfortable and happy.
How long does dental crown placement take?
Patients can expect two appointments for the placement of a dental crown. During the first appointment, dentists will take impressions of your teeth to shape a custom crown. This mold will also be used to make a temporary crown to wear until your permanent crown is ready.
Following the first appointment, the dentist will take out your temporary crown. Then, they’ll clean your teeth and put on your permanent crown. Regular dental visits will help keep your crown in check and make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Nebraska Family Dentistry staffs skilled dentists that can help you take care of your crown as soon as possible.
What if decay develops beneath my crown?
While a dental crown does protect your teeth, it doesn’t necessarily prevent cavities. Continued flossing and brushing will help you avoid decay from developing beneath your crown. If you do develop decay beneath your crown, your dentist can help you remove it and replace your crown.
Do toothaches happen after getting a crown?
Unless you’ve had root canal therapy, all of your teeth have nerves inside them. Anytime you have dental work done teeth are susceptible to becoming more sensitive to hot and cold. With dental crowns, inflammation is likely during recovery. After a few days, this swelling usually subsides. On very rare occasions, patients can experience chronic inflammation, requiring further dental work.
I’m looking for a dentist near me that accepts Ameritas dental insurance. Can Lincoln Dental Plans help?
Many ask “How can I find a dentist near me that accepts Ameritas?” We mainly created Lincoln Dental Plans for those without dental insurance. We want to offer access to a cheap dentist to everyone, without sacrificing the quality care you find with less affordable dentists. However, if you do have dental insurance we’re happy to help however we can. You can also call any of our providers, and they’ll be able to talk you through any questions about insurance.
Schedule an appointment below with our partners at Nebraska Family Dentistry to learn more about Lincoln Dental Plans and to see if a crown will be helpful for you.