Dental Crowns in Renton, WA
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While many patients associate dental crowns with root canals, dental crowns actually represent one of the most common solutions in dentistry. And, as technology progresses, so do the materials and processes that go into applying a crown.
For some patients, the idea of a new crown creates mild to moderate anxiety. For others, a dental crown is just something they get once every several years or so. Regardless of your anxiety level, Dr. Jaji Dhaliwal will calmly consult with you regarding any concerns you may have during your visits to 4th & Morris Dentistry.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown serves as a cap that a dentist applies to the existing tooth structure. It provides the appearance of a natural tooth and can help improve chewing and speaking. Historically, most crowns consisted of metal. However, it is much more common to have options now when choosing crown material, and ceramics have become a popular alternative to metal.
Matching the size, shape, and color of a ceramic or porcelain crown to a patient's existing teeth goes a long way towards creating the illusion of an all-natural smile.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Some patients become apprehensive when a dentist tells them they need a crown. Many of them ask whether an alternative procedure could solve their dental issues. In some instances, clients can avoid a crown. In others, a dental crown represents the only solution. Some of the cases where a dentist might apply a crown include:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Excessively worn down teeth
- Root canals
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
What Is the Process for Receiving a Crown?
The process of receiving a crown is a simple procedure but can require multiple visits to the dentist. However, once completed, a dental crown procedure serves as one of the best ways to fix a broken smile and enhance self-esteem.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation, Dr. Dhaliwal will clean and assess a patient’s teeth. If she determines the need for a dental crown, she will shape the patient’s tooth, insert a filling, or apply a temporary crown. An impression of the damaged tooth will help the lab create the permanent tooth crown.
Step 2: Fabrication of the Dental Crown
It will take several days for technicians at the lab to shape the selected material into a crown that matches the rest of the patient’s teeth.
Step 3: Application of the Dental Crown
During the second and final appointment, Dr. Dhaliwal will remove the temporary crown, if applicable, and fit the permanent crown onto the tooth. If the patient feels comfortable with the fit, the dentist will apply permanent adhesive and cure it with ultraviolet light.
Are you ready to smile again? Give 4th & Morris Dentistry a ring at 425-226-6227 to get a head start on a beautiful smile.