Dental Crowns

Dental Crown Services In Tacoma, WA

Older lady showing off her dental crown which you can't tell from her natural teeth. A dental crown is a carefully crafted cap, shaped just like a real tooth that are bonded over a damaged tooth to restore it and improve the appearance of your smile.

At Sound To Mountain Dental Health Center, we often recommend dental crowns to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling, or to safeguard a tooth after root canal therapy.

What Is A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are created by sculpting porcelain to closely resemble the look of a natural tooth. They are a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to help restore a tooth’s shape, strength and size.

A dental crown can be the right choice to recreate the appearance and function of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma.

The crown covers the tooth down to the gums in order to create your best smile, and provide optimal structural support. Our Tacoma dental team may recommend a crown to:

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Restore a broken or worn tooth
  • Protect a weakened tooth from breaking
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large filling
  • Cover a root canal treated tooth

Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?

Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental restoration can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also giving its natural function back.

After Dr. Hickey places a dental crown, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and to smile with confidence.

How Long Will A Crown Last?

Illustration of a dental crown and how it fits over the existing tooth.Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years. It depends on the wear and tear the dental crown is exposed to and if a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing.

A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at Sound To Mountain Dental Health Center are important!

Schedule Your Consultation With Sound To Mountain Dental Health Center Today!

If you want to know if a dental crown could be the right solution for your smile, give our Tacoma office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about crowns or any of the other services we offer.

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hickey is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if a dental crown could be the best solution for your smile!

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