There is no age that defines the best time to get a dental crown. Most children with their first set of teeth will not need a crown as their natural tooth can be extracted or even lost soon after a problem occurs. However, there are some instances where it may be recommended. For adults, crowns can be placed at any age, as they are a versatile and reliable restoration used in dentistry for decades! At Cosmos Dentistry of Bellevue, Washington, we often recommend dental crowns made of porcelain, as they are the most natural-looking, esthetic and resilient material used in dentistry today.
The process of having a dental crown placed requires several steps.
Proper oral hygiene helps to keep your crown looking natural and performing optimally. We recommend brushing all your teeth twice daily, flossing daily, limiting snacking, and avoiding chewing hard or sticky foods on the crowned tooth. Visiting our office at least every six months for both cleaning and examination is strongly recommended.
Dr. Tokiko Poppe and her team in Bellevue, WA, work with patients to help them achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. If you reside in the community and want to speak to us about your options for protecting your natural teeth and keeping your smile functional, our team at Cosmos Dentistry would love to meet you! Our office is at 1515 116th Avenue NE, Suite #301, and is reachable by telephone to request an appointment at (425) 448-4770.
Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's
Arthur Dugoni School of
Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects
dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate
Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.
She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.