Restore teeth with dental crowns
At Cosmos Dentistry of Bellevue, Washington, our dentist believes in providing a whole health approach to dentistry. We also use a range of materials that are compatible with the smile and can assist patients in obtaining the care they need for healthy, beautiful smiles. Along with general and cosmetic dentistry, we provide restorative care with treatments such as customized dental crowns.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns, or “tooth caps,” are porcelain and ceramic crowns used to restore damaged teeth. These restorations are readily available for new and returning patients looking to address problems such as:
- Severely damaged teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Teeth with large cavities
- Teeth that have had root canal therapy
- Creating dental bridges to replace missing teeth
- Restoration of dental implants
How are dental crowns made?
Our practice creates crowns from porcelain and ceramic materials, as these materials closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This makes the repairs look natural and blend seamlessly for a less noticeable restoration. To create a dental crown, we start preparing the tooth by removing a portion of the enamel around it. Then, impressions are made and sent to a dental laboratory to create a customized solution for the patient. A temporary crown is placed by our team in the meantime. The final crown is mailed back to Cosmos Dentistry when completed, after which patients return to the office for the removal of their temporary crown and bonding of their permanent one.
How do I care for my dental crown?
Dental crowns are easy to care for, and patients learn about how to brush around the crown to keep plaque, tartar, decay, and disease from developing on or around the area. With proper care, most patients enjoy their dental crowns for many years, often a decade or longer.
How do I find out more about dental crowns?
If you live in or around the area of Bellevue, WA, and want to speak to our team about your options for restoring the smile, call the office at (425) 448-4770. Request an appointment at 1515 116th Ave NE, Suite #301.