Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in University Place, WA

Crown services offered in University Place, WA

Getting treated for tooth decay, weakness, or damage is simple when choosing crowns at University Place Smiles in University Place, Washington. The experienced dental team offers this treatment to restore affected teeth and perfect their appearance. Call the University Place Smiles office to schedule a crown evaluation, or book an appointment online today.

Crown Q&A

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a dental restoration that encases the entire surface of your natural tooth. Your dentist bonds the crown over the top of a damaged, weak, or decaying tooth to restore it, protect it, and perfect its appearance. Implant-supported crowns attach to artificial tooth roots in your jawbone and replace missing permanent teeth.

What are the benefits of crowns?

Tooth-colored dental crowns available at University Place Smiles offer you teeth that are:

  • Stronger
  • Long-lasting
  • Beautiful
  • No longer decaying
  • Healthier
  • Protected
  • Natural-looking

Because the crowns look, function, and feel just like natural teeth, people won’t realize you have them in your mouth. Dental crowns fit securely and comfortably over your natural teeth.

Is a crown right for me?

The University Place Smiles team lets you know if you’re a candidate for dental crowns after discussing your oral health history, reviewing your symptoms, and examining your teeth and gums. Dental X-rays allow your dentist to determine which restoration is best suited for your needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

What should I expect when receiving a crown?

During the first dental appointment, your dentist numbs the treatment area and removes any dental decay. In the case of an implant-supported crown, your dentist inserts a metal implant into your jaw and allows it to heal.

They then take an impression of or digitally scan your mouth before sending the personalized information to a dental lab. Technicians then create your new crown. 

You can wear a temporary tooth restoration until your new custom-fitted crown is ready.

What happens after dental crown placement?

When it’s time, you return to the University Place Smiles office so your dentist can replace the temporary restoration with a permanent crown. They ensure the crown fits comfortably. They use dental cement to bond the crown over the top of your natural tooth or attach it to your dental implant to restore your gorgeous smile.

It’s important to take good care of the new crown by flossing daily, brushing your teeth after meals, and seeing the University Place Smiles team every six months for dental cleanings and exams. Avoid chewing on hard candy, ice, and other hard objects, and call the University Place Smiles office if your crown gets damaged or you notice any new dental decay.

To find out if you need a crown or to have a crown replaced, schedule an appointment at University Place Smiles by phone or request one online today.