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Dental Crowns – Schenectady, NY

We Can Give Your Tooth the Royal Treatment

The crowns of your teeth, which are the portions that are visible when you smile, are subjected to an onslaught of attacks every day. From withstanding the wear and tear of chewing to defending the sensitive part of your tooth against acid attacks from bacteria, these pressures can eventually damage the crown, leading to a broken or decayed tooth. If this has happened to you, we can give your tooth the royal treatment by placing a dental crown. If you have a cavity or broken tooth, let Dr. Steven Oshins repair it with this custom-made restoration.

Why Choose Oshins of Smiles for Dental Crowns?

  • Custom-Made Restorations for Each Patient
  • New State-of-the-Art Dental Office
  • Can Last 10+ Years with Proper Care

What Are Dental Crowns?

older man in blue polo smiling with dental crowns in Schenectady

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that slips over a tooth like a cap to protect it from further damage. We offer crowns made of durable metal as well as incredibly lifelike dental porcelain, depending on your individual smile needs.

Receiving a crown generally takes two appointments after your initial consultation. During the first of these visits, we’ll prepare your tooth by shaving off a super-thin layer of enamel. This step ensures the crown won’t bulge out in the line of your smile. Then, we take detailed impressions of your tooth, sending the data off to our partnered dental lab. Until your crown is ready, we can affix you with a temporary restoration to protect your tooth. A few weeks later, you’ll return to our office, where we’ll replace your temporary crown with your permanent one.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?

diagram of dental crown being placed on tooth

If you suffer from any of the following dental problems, you might be an ideal candidate for a dental crown:

  • Advanced tooth decay
  • Moderate to severe tooth erosion
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • A misshapen tooth
  • Severe tooth discoloration or staining on a tooth
  • A root canal infection

Benefits of Dental Crowns

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Restoring your tooth with a dental crown offers many advantages. For one, your tooth’s functionality will be restored to the same level it had before decay or injury took hold. You should be able to chew just like you used to without discomfort. Each crown is custom-made to blend in with the rest of your smile, so onlookers shouldn’t even be able to tell it’s not your natural tooth!

Tips for Maintaining Your New Crown

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Once your dental crown has been placed, you should essentially treat it like a normal tooth. This entails avoiding activities that could damage your natural pearly whites, like opening packages or holding bags with your teeth, eating ice, or biting your fingernails. You should also brush and floss around your crown every day and visit Dr. Oshins for a checkup on a regular basis. These appointments, as well as proper at-home oral hygiene, prevent bacteria from accumulating underneath your crown and resulting in crown failure. Following these tips will increase the likelihood that your crown lasts for more than a decade before it needs to be replaced.

Do you have a severe cavity or a broken tooth you wish were whole? Contact us today and ask about dental crowns. It may be just the thing your smile needs!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

A balance beam weighing a tooth model and gold coins

Before you commit, you likely want to know your crown’s price. That’s only natural – treatment is pointless if you can’t afford it. That said, the cost of dental crowns varies by patient. You’ll want to consult Dr. Oshins for an exact estimate. From there, we can make your crown(s) as affordable as possible. Our team will even explain their cost factors and payment options. For more details, just keep reading or call our office today.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

A lab worker crafting a dental crown

Before treatment, Dr. Oshins will conduct an oral exam. This step lets him learn the factors that affect your crown’s price. Usually, these elements include:


  • Tooth Damage – As dental damage increases, so does the cost of crown work. Mild chips may mean you only need the cap itself. Meanwhile, a greatly broken tooth will require a crown and preliminary work. Getting these extra services will raise your expenses.
  • Crown Material – Treatment price is also impacted by crown material. You see, one made from metal is usually cheap. In contrast, ceramic crowns will cost more.
  • Crown Processing – If a crown is milled traditionally, it’ll be less expensive. However, processing it with CEREC same-day technology is pricey.


Aside from these factors, don’t forget that cheap crowns aren’t ideal. They’re only low-cost due to their bad materials and milling methods. As such, it’s better to get a more decently-priced crown. Your expenses may rise a bit, but the cap will work better!


Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

An insurance agent discussing dental insurance with a patient

In most cases, dental insurance will cover dental crowns. It views these dental caps as necessary and protective. Given that fact, many plans cover up to 50% of a crown’s price.


Of course, there are some exceptions to the rule. Some dental plans won’t cover crowns at all. On the other hand, others only provide limited coverage. For these reasons, confirm your benefits beforehand. Our team members can help you if needed.


Other Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

A woman using a credit card to pay the cost of dental crowns

Luckily, insurance isn’t the only way to make crowns affordable. Most practices now offer a range of helpful payment options. With the right one, your future crown can easily become budget-friendly.


For example, look at Oshins of Smiles. Our office works with CareCredit – a reputable, third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for a crown in monthly installments. That means you could cover the treatment cost over a longer period.


Ultimately, our practice wants your crown to be pretty, effective, and affordable. To make that possible, book a consultation with us  – you’ll be glad you did!


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