A crown (or caps) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Dental crowns protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of dental crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced. In our office, we use porcelain crowns made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns?
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Tooth has a Root Canal
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown depending on types of dental crowns you choose. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary dental crowns will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions by our staff and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
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12715 Bel-Red Rd, #202
Bellevue, WA 98005
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