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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is specially designed to help restore a tooth that is badly decayed, fractured, or otherwise damaged. A dental crown fits perfectly over the tooth, providing protection and restoring its shape and size.

Dental crowns are custom-made for each patient. The crown will be made of the finest dental materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys. Once placed, the dental crown will help restore a patient's smile to its full function and beauty.

How is a dental crown placed?

A dental crown is placed over the course of two dental appointments. During the first appointment, the tooth is prepared, and an impression is taken. The impression is sent to the dental lab, where the crown is made. At the second appointment, the crown is adjusted and then cemented into place.

Will there be any pain or discomfort after the procedure?

There will be some pain and discomfort after the procedure, which can be controlled by medications. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.

What are the advantages of a dental crown?

  • A dental crown is a tooth cap that is designed to look just like a natural tooth. 
  • It is cemented into place and fits over the top of a damaged tooth. 
  • A crown covers the entire tooth, unlike a filling, and is designed to protect a weak tooth from breaking or holding together a cracked tooth.
  • A crown can also restore a tooth's appearance, shape, and alignment.

When is a dental crown recommended?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed on top of a tooth to restore shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns are usually used when a tooth is fractured, has a large filling, or has had a root canal treatment.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns are durable. When properly placed, they can last for many years. Poor oral hygiene, avoiding the dentist, and grinding or clenching your teeth can shorten their lifespan. Daily care, including thorough brushing and flossing and regular dental exams, are the best ways to keep your crowns healthy.

Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.