One of the most versatile restorations available to repair and restore your teeth is a dental crown. A crown, also known as a dental cap, is designed to fit over the entire visible portion of your tooth, covering it to restore its appearance, shape and strength and protect it from sustaining further damage.
Our dentist typically recommends dental crowns to:
- Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak
- Support a tooth with a large filling and little natural tooth structure remaining
- Protect a tooth after a root canal treatment
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Cover and complete a dental implant
- Improve a misshapen tooth
Crowns may be made of several materials. However, while stainless steel crowns are often a good option for younger children who still have their primary teeth, most older children, teenagers and adults prefer porcelain crowns since they match the appearance of their natural teeth and provide a more aesthetic appearance.
When you receive a dental crown, you can expect to visit our dentist twice. During your first appointment, impressions will be taken and the tooth prepared. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where your crown will be created. You will need to wear a temporary crown in between your appointments. At the second appointment, our dentist will place the crown, check that it fits properly and bond it into place.
If you have any questions about dental crowns in Bellevue, Washington, or if you want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Han, please call Newport Dental today at 425-641-5303.