Is it normal for the same dentist who installed the crown to charge patients to re-set the crown after four months? The secretary explained that the crown fell off while I was eating Hershey’s chocolate and would cost $95.
A fee to recement a crown which has been in place for less than 4 months is not common. My office only charges after three years. Each dentist has their own policy. I’d be happy to discuss your concerns with you.
Care for your Recement Crown
For a crown to last, it is essential that you have good oral hygiene. Recurrent cavities are the most common cause of crown damage, according to the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. To ensure that your crown does not become decayed, you must remove plaque daily.
Types of Recement Crowns
Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all metal porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.
Crowns are made from alloys with a high percentage of gold, platinum or base-metal alloys. Metal crowns are resistant to chewing and biting forces and will last longer. Metal crowns are also very resistant to chipping and breaking. These alloys, which contain a high amount of gold or platinum or base-metal alloys, are used in crowns. Metal crowns are resistant to chewing and biting forces and will last longer. Metal crowns are also very resistant to chipping and breaking.
All-resin crowns are more affordable than other types of crowns. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
Prefabricated stainless steel crowns can be used as temporary measures on permanent teeth. While a permanent crown made of another material is used, the crown protects the tooth. A stainless steel crown can be used for children to replace a primary tooth that has been cut to fit.
Temporary V/S Permanent
Temporary crowns may be made at your dentist’s office. Permanent crowns, however, are usually made in a dental lab. Temporary crowns can be made from either an acrylic-based material, or stainless steel. They are temporary restorations that can be used until a permanent one is built by a lab.