At Seahurst Park Dentistry, we always try to use the most conservative treatment possible in order to preserve your natural tooth structure. However, sometimes fillings just aren’t enough to revitalize a tooth. Fortunately, you can get a dental crown in Burien made of the finest materials and customized just for your mouth. Do you have a tooth in serious need of help? Dr. Thomas and the rest of our team are here to make sure your smile is complete and healthy again. Read on to learn about dental crowns, and give us a call to schedule your consultation!
Compared to many other dental treatments, dental crowns are very versatile and can be utilized in many situations. Our high-quality dental crowns perform the following functions:
Regardless of the type of dental crown you receive (e.g., porcelain or metal), it is designed to withstand the biting force needed to grind your food, allowing you to enjoy a nutritious diet with strong teeth. With the proper care, these durable restorations can last for up to 15 years or even longer before requiring replacement.
For porcelain crowns, we can match the color of the crown to the surrounding teeth. We also personalize the shape of the crown to look like natural enamel. That way, you and everyone who sees your smile will find it hard to distinguish the restoration from the real thing. As a result, you can smile widely with confidence.
After Dr. Thomas has determined that a dental crown is necessary for your smile, he’ll “prepare the tooth,” which means he’ll remove all decayed portions and extra bits of enamel to make room for the crown. Then, we’ll take an impression of your teeth for the dental lab. While they fabricate your custom restoration, you’ll wear a temporary crown, which we will remove once the permanent one is ready. You’ll then return to our office so that Dr. Thomas can affix the crown in place and make any final adjustments.