Dental Crowns at Smile Studios in Redmond
A crown is a “cap” or “cover” that a dentist puts on the top of a tooth. You will likely need a tooth crown over if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling or a cracked/weakened tooth. Additionally, if you have had a root canal treatment, a crown can protect the restored tooth. The crown serves cosmetic purposes as well as it helps cover a discolored or a badly shaped tooth. Other advantages of a crown include improving alignment of the teeth and preserving the dental occlusion (bite). Damaged or gaps between missing teeth may cause the remainder of the teeth to shift, resulting in a poor bite and problems. Crowns can help prevent this from occurring, thus preserving your bite.
A crown may be made of ceramic, porcelain, metal alloys/stainless steel, or composite resin. Generally, dentists use porcelain or ceramic to make cosmetic crowns. Dr. Tina at Smile Studios in Redmond will choose the right material for your crown based on many factors including tooth color, location, and position, and gum tissue position. With the highest quality labs in the nation, we make high-quality crowns for both function and cosmetic appearance.
Dental crowns at Smile Studios - Dr. Tina Subherwal
What is a dental crown?
Hi, my name is Dr. Tina Subherwal from Smile Studios in Redmond, Washington. Today I am going to be talking to you about dental crowns.
Dental crowns are necessary when more than half of the tooth is broken or decayed. In these situations, fillings are not strong enough to replace the missing tooth structure.
Crowns are like helmets that go over the tooth to protect it. They look and function just like your own teeth.
What is the process of getting a dental crown?
Any old fillings or crowns are removed along with any decay underneath. Any missing tooth structure is replaced with a brand new, well-bonded filling.
About a millimeter around the tooth’s perimeter is removed to make room for the crown.
At that point, we take an impression of the tooth so that we have a model that the crown can be made on.
You will usually leave with a temporary crown on your tooth and come back in two weeks to have the permanent crown fitted.
With the permanent crown, we make sure that it fits perfectly, and is seated and sealed, so it’s not vulnerable to decay.
We will show you how to clean around it, brush and floss to make sure it stays cavity-free and lasts as long as possible.
Call us today and get your smile complete with dental crowns.