What are porcelain crowns?

Porcelain crowns are caps that are specifically designed to fit over the top of a dental implant or an existing tooth to protect the remaining underlying tooth structure and to restore the appearance and function of your smile.

Why do I need a dental crown?


There are multiple reasons that your dentist at Paradigm Dental may recommend a porcelain crown.

  • Cosmetic restoration
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Protect a badly damaged, decayed, or weakened tooth

Benefits of porcelain crowns

Crowns provide a really strong, reliable tooth restoration. Crowns are particularly good at protecting weakened teeth by removing the external pressures that daily life puts on the tooth structure, meaning that you get the benefits of saving your natural tooth while also enjoying the strength and appearance that the appliance affords you.

  • Restore your existing teeth
  • Natural-looking
  • Strong and long-lasting

How long does it take to get a crown?

At Paradigm Dental, we offer same-day crowns with CEREC. You’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking crown in one day!

What to expect while getting a porcelain crown

Before your permanent crown is placed, Dr. Mark Shalaby or Dr. Mike Shalaby will prepare your tooth. Whether this means performing root canal therapy or removing any damage or decayed parts of your teeth will depend on the reason you are getting a porcelain crown. Oftentimes, your dentist will need to remove some enamel from your tooth to make room for the crown to comfortably fit between any surrounding teeth. Getting crowns generally takes two visits; however, we have the capability to prepare your tooth and place your crown in one visit.

At Paradigm Dental, we handcraft your porcelain crown right here in our office. Not only do we have the ability to prepare your tooth and make your custom crown in a single day, but we are able to make a truly customized crown that matches the color of your surrounding teeth and be especially unique to you.

How long do dental crowns last?

With proper care, your porcelain crowns can last you between 5 to 15 years or longer.

Why choose Paradigm Dental for my crowns

At Paradigm Dental, we have an in-house laboratory where we custom make all of your dental appliances, including your porcelain crowns. This gives your dentists control over the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that goes into making your porcelain crowns. We know that you have a choice when it comes to choosing your dental providers, and we are proud that so many patients put their trust in us to deliver the highest-quality care and dental crowns Austin, TX has to offer.

How much do porcelain crowns in Austin, TX cost?

Porcelain crowns aren’t the most cost-effective restorative cosmetic dentistry procedure, but many patients find that the longevity and quality of their investment is worth it. Because dental crowns are often necessary to protect your overall oral health, many insurance plans contribute to the cost. If you are unsure what your insurance plan contributes to or cover, you can talk with a member of our billing staff.

We also partner with CareCredit and offer in-house financing options on a case-by-case basis to help you get the dental care you need at a price you can afford. If you want to know more about our financing options, call our office to talk about how you can get the care you need within your budget.

Restoring your smile with porcelain crowns is one of the best ways to restore your smile and preserve your oral health. If you want to learn more about how crowns can enhance your smile, call our team at Paradigm Dental today at (512) 992-2822 to reserve your consultation.

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