When a patient needs the strength, size, shape, or appearance of a tooth improved, Columbia River Dentistry may recommend a dental crown in Portland, OR. If you have a tooth that is weak, heavily decayed and is losing its structure, repairing it will require something more than a simple filling. Fortunately, dental crowns are a particularly effective way to treat a tooth that has been weakened by damaged or infected with decay.
A dental crown is a cap that is custom made to cover a tooth. This tooth-shaped covering will completely encase the invisible part of the tooth. At Columbia River Dentistry we provide metal-free crowns to our patients. The following are reasons why our dentist may recommend a dental crown:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Restore a broken or badly worn tooth
- Cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Cover an irregularly shaped or badly stained tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the appearance of a tooth
How is a Dental Crown Placed?
To place a dental crown, our dentist will first prepare the tooth. Impressions of the tooth and those above or below it are taken so your dental crown can be constructed. At Columbia River Dentistry, we offer same-day dental crowns. We will complete and place your crown all in one visit, so you will not need a temporary crown. The fit and color of the crown will be checked before it is permanently cemented into place.
We encourage you to contact Columbia River Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.