A dental crown can repair a severely damaged or decaying tooth, preventing the need for extraction. At Newport Dental in Bellevue, Washington, general and family dentists Sarah Park, DDS, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team use tooth-colored crowns to repair teeth and transform smiles. Call the office today to request a crown consultation or book online.
A crown is a cap made of porcelain or resin that your Newport Dental provider bonds on top of a permanent tooth. The crown restores your tooth’s shape, size, and appearance, preventing further damage while encouraging optimal oral health.
At Newport Dental, the team uses crowns to:
You might also need a crown after a root canal, a procedure that removes the pulp from the center of your tooth.
At Newport Dental, the team offers several types of dental crowns, including:
Resin is a tooth-colored plastic that’s incredibly tough. These crowns are more affordable than other types but tend to wear down quickly and are more susceptible to damage than porcelain or ceramic crowns.
These crowns use materials like porcelain or ceramic to repair a damaged or decaying tooth. They mimic the color and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel and last for about 12 years on average.*
At Newport Dental, getting a crown takes two visits several weeks apart.
Your provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of oral X-rays. You qualify for a crown if you have a damaged or severely decaying tooth.
Your provider numbs your mouth with an anesthetic and removes the damaged or decaying portion of your tooth enamel. Then, they take impressions of your tooth and send them to a dental lab. Your provider covers your tooth with a temporary crown before you leave, protecting it from damage.
Several weeks later, when your crown is finished, you return to Newport Dental. Your provider replaces your temporary crown with the permanent one and checks your bite.
Crowns don’t require any special care. The team at Newport Dental recommends practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive care.
You should also avoid habits that might cause your crown to wear down, such as grinding your teeth or chewing on ice.
Call Newport Dental to learn more about dental crowns today, or click the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.