Dental Crowns
Mentor Ohio

A dental crown is protective restoration that covers a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, functionality, and can also improve its appearance.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is protective restoration that covers a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, functionality, and can also improve its appearance. The dental crown when bonded into place, fully encases the entire visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and provides a durable and esthetic solution that lasts years.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding the benefits of a dental crown for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


When damage occurs to the tooth structure above the gumline, whether it is from large filings breaking down, excessive chipping, or decay, a crown is a desirable option to bring that tooth to functional and esthetic health. Crowns can be a single tooth option, or in more advanced cases, several teeth as part of full mouth rehabilitation to correct larger bite or esthetic issues.   Crowns are shaded to the color of your existing teeth and can be created using a variety of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, metal, composite resin, or a combination of materials. If several crowns are being made, the shade is carefully selected to match the surrounding teeth.


Dr. Crystal Dental utilized the most advanced technology and laboratories to customize your crown should you need one. Digital scans are taken and the fit, shape, and shade are precisely made and are unique to every individual. A dental crown is recommended for you if your tooth if it is damaged by cracking, decay, significant fractures, or bite changes. Dental crowns can also be used if you are seeking a cosmetic change. It can improve the look of an unsightly tooth or protect weak areas of a tooth.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

Are You a Candidate for a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns can be beneficial in the following situations:


  • To protect a weak tooth from decay, from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and protect a tooth with a large filling when there is not much tooth left.
  • To serve as an abutment support for a dental bridge.
  • To cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To complete a dental implant.
  • To restore a worn bite
  • To make a cosmetic improvement.

For your child, a dental crown may be used on primary, baby teeth to:


  • Protect a tooth at high risk for tooth decay, especially when the child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
  • Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it cannot support a filling.
  • Decrease the frequency of anesthesia for a child unable to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care because of age, behavior, or medical history.
  • These crowns are completed in one visit and are typically made of stainless steel, which is the strongest and longest lasting crown that can be made for a baby tooth.
  • A white or resin material may be used for a baby tooth crown if white tooth replacement is desired.

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The Different Materials Used for Dental Crowns

Different kinds of materials can be used in dental crowns, including:


  • porcelain
  • ceramic
  • zirconia
  • metal
  • composite resin
  • a combination of materials – such as ceramic/zirconia or porcelain/metal

When selecting the material for your crown, Dr. Crystal Dental will consider factors such as:


  • The location and size of the tooth.
  • How much of the tooth will be visible when you smile?
  • The position and condition of your gum tissue.
  • The function of the tooth that needs the crown.
  • How much of the natural tooth is remaining?
  • The color of the surrounding teeth.

You can also discuss with our team if you have a personal preference. This decision is balanced with your specific clinical presentation and what material is best for you considering your needs and desires.

The Dental Crown Procedure

The preparation for a dental crown usually requires two visits, the first appointment involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves the placement of the final crown.


At the first visit in preparation for a crown, we will take X-rays to examine the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and the surrounding bone to ensure the foundational structures are healthy. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection to the tooth's pulp, a root canal treatment may need to be performed before the crown is placed.


For the crown restoration appointment, you will be gently numbed with a local anesthetic so that your tooth and surrounding gum tissue are comfortable during the procedure. Next the tooth is reshaped to make room for the new, customized crown. The amount removed depends on the type of crown chosen, with the intention to conserve as much natural tooth structure without compromising strength and longevity of your new restoration. If a large area of the tooth is missing from decay or damage, the remaining tooth structure will be disinfected and a foundational core buildup will be placed to strengthening and protect the natural remaining tooth structure, as well as support the new crown.


After reshaping the tooth, we will take digital scans of the tooth and your bite. This along with your customized tooth shade will be sent immediately to the dental laboratory to begin creating your new crown. You will leave our office with a temporary crown cemented on with a soft cement which will protect your tooth and hold the space while your new crown is being made. Your crown will be ready for you typically within a few weeks, and your next appointment will be prescheduled for your convenience.


At your second visit, Dr. Crystal Dental will gently numb your tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic to be sure you are comfortable during your procedure. The temporary crown is removed, and the tooth structure is cleaned thoroughly. When the new crown is tried in, it is meticulously checked for a precision fit, bite, and color. An X-ray will be taken to ensure an excellent result, and the crown will be bonded securely in place using the best materials.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Life Expectancy of a Dental Crown

The life span of a dental crown can be dependent on a variety of different variables. If you are taking good care of your teeth, practicing a good oral hygiene routine twice daily and staying away from foods that tend to cause decay or crack the surface of teeth, your crown should last several decades. The average amount of time is between 5-15 years, but some dental crowns have been known to last up to 30 years with proper care and a healthy bite.

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment to evaluate the benefits of a dental crown for you. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.