You deserve the best smile possible, and at Walla Walla Dental Care, we can’t wait to help you achieve it. We offer a variety of services and procedures that are designed to help you obtain the highest level of oral health possible while maintaining your strong, healthy teeth. One of our most popular services is crown placement. For a variety of reasons, you and your dentist might decide that a crown is a necessary investment to make. When this is the case, we will make the best choice for your needs, and you will leave our offices with a crown that will make your smile brighter and stronger than ever.
What is a dental crown?
When many people think about crowns, they tend to think of royalty. The comparison makes sense, of course, as crowns are often an important part of any queen or king’s ensemble. You can actually think about dental crowns in the same way you would a royal crown. Just as crowns can adorn heads, dental crowns adorn your teeth! They are custom created to fit specifically your teeth, and are used to help protect all of the surfaces of your tooth. This is done for various reasons, whether you are hoping to preserve the life of a damaged tooth or simply would like to change the appearance of your teeth.
When should I get a dental crown?
There are many reasons that will influence the decision to get a dental crown. Sometimes we encounter patients who have broken or fractured teeth, for example, and the best way to fix them and preserve their life is to place them underneath a protective crown. The same holds true with teeth that are severely decayed – a crown can help protect that tooth and extend its life as long as possible, putting off the need for an extraction and replacement tooth. If your tooth needs special protection after a root canal or even if you’d simply like to cover up a cosmetic imperfection, dental crowns can help.
Are there different kinds of dental crowns?
There are a number of different kinds of dental crowns. There are three main options, for example, that could be right for you. These include gold crowns, all porcelain crowns, and crowns that are porcelain that has been fused to metal. We will help you pick the best one before your procedure begins. If you need to have a crown placed on a back molar, for example, we might recommend a gold filling because it will be out of sight and extremely durable. A porcelain crown is best suited for a front tooth that needs a crown as it looks the most natural.
How long does it take to get a dental crown?
A dental crown will take two appointments to complete. The first appointment will see us preparing your teeth as well as taking a mold of them. The second appointment happens after the crowns arrive, and we place them on your teeth at this time.
For more information about our dental crowns, please contact us today at (509) 579-3657!