Dental crowns are bonded to an existing tooth to help restore oral health and to help improve the appearance of your smile. At Best Impression Dental, we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to top off a dental implant. Our patients come from all over to receive the best dental crowns, including the Medical Lake, Cheney, Airway Heights, Fairchild Air Force Base, Davenport, Hazelwood, Kennewick, Liberty Lake, Odessa, Harrington, Reardon, Wilbur, Long Lake, Sprague, Four Lakes, and Deep Creek, communities!
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength, and size. A dental crown can help recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down to the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile. Our Medical Lake dental team may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant with a tooth cap
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and can smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown/Tooth Cap Last?
Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years depending on the wear and tear and whether a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at Best Impression Dental are important!
What Happens If A Dental Crown Is Not Enough?
If you are missing a tooth or the affected tooth is too weak to save, Dr. Burton may recommend a dental bridge for added reinforcement. A traditional dental bridge is a durable oral prostheses made up of two or more crowns that fill a gap between missing teeth. The crown on either end is called an "abutment," and is bonded onto your existing teeth to support the bridge.
Dr. Burton can help you restore your smile using a metal-free dental bridge, crafted from porcelain. These metal-free dental bridges are shade-matched to fit into your smile seamlessly, just as a natural tooth would.
Schedule Your Consultation With Best Impression Dental Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could help you smile with confidence again, give our dental office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about crowns or any of the other services we offer. A consultation with Dr. Burton is the best way to answer all of your questions and determine if a dental crown is the right way to restore your smile.
We are proud to serve the Medical Lake, Cheney, Airway Heights, Fairchild Air Force Base, and Davenport communities!