If you have a significantly damaged, decayed, or unsightly tooth, a crown can restore your smile. At Smiles for Maple Valley, in Maple Valley, Washington, experienced cosmetic dentist Narges Lotfi, DDS, uses high-quality crowns to get your smile back on track. You can even get your crowns the same day as your visit. Scheduling your crown consultation is easy, simply call the office or book an appointment online.
Your tooth has two main components: the crown and the root. The root is the part just beneath your gumline, which connects your tooth to your jawbone. The crown is the part that shows above your gumline.
A dental crown is a protective cap or covering that replaces the top portion of your tooth and covers up the entirety of your tooth above the gumline.
Crowns are useful in treating several oral health concerns. The Smiles for Maple Valley team might suggest a crown to:
They can also use a crown in conjunction with a dental implant to replace a tooth that’s missing entirely.
There are a few types of materials the team might recommend for your crown, including ceramic, cast gold, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Each has different advantages depending on which tooth your crown is covering. Cast gold, for example, is a strong and durable material that can withstand a lot of biting force, making it excellent for molars. Porcelain, on the other hand, looks very similar to tooth enamel, making it a great pick for a crown on a more visible tooth.
The team at Smiles for Maple Valley can fit and place your crown in one day using state-of-the-art technology. They utilize an intraoral scanner and computer-assisted design to create an image of your damaged, decaying, or unsightly tooth. Once the model is created, your provider uses a CEREC® machine to create your crown right in the office. They will prepare your tooth and bond the new crown when it's done.
Start the process of getting your crown today by calling Smiles for Maple Valley or booking an appointment online.