Dental Crowns: FAQ’s

A dental crown is a cap that is in the shape of a tooth that helps to restore the shape and size. It is one of the most common types of dental applications that people receive. Most often a crown will be applied in order to protect a tooth that is weak or to restore a worn or broken tooth. Here are some answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about dental crowns.

Dental Crowns: FAQ’s

What Type of Material is a Crown Made from?

Typically a dental crown will be made from several materials. This includes nickel, gold alloys, and chromium. Another material that crowns are often made from are porcelain as this will match the natural color of the tooth.

How Long will a Crown Last?

Typically, a solid crown will last from five to fifteen years. There are numerous factors that impact the life of a crown. This includes personal hygiene, types of food that are eaten, and habits such as biting your fingernails or grinding your teeth.

What is the Difference between a Permanent and Temporary Crown?

A temporary crown is a crown that is fitted to the tooth when the permanent crown is being made. A permanent crown will often take a few days or possibly weeks to make. For this reason, a dentist will often put a temporary crown on until the permanent crown is ready.

Is Special Care Required for a Crown?

Crowns do not require any type of special care. You will treat your crown just like a regular tooth. You will need to brush and floss the tooth regularly, just like you do the rest of the teeth in your mouth.


A dental crown will vary in price. The cost will be determined by the type of material that is used as well as the area of the country in which you live. Typically speaking a crown will cost anywhere from $600 to $1500.

Regency Family Dentistry Omaha

Whether your teeth needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.  Below are just some of the many procedures and dental services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Home Care
  • Nightguards & Mouthguards

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • FixedPorcelain Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening

Periodontal Disease

  • What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Maintenance

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Inlay Restorations
  • Onlay Restorations
  • Composite Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy

Oral Surgery

  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Have Any Questions?

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Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.