Dental Crowns & Bridges in Lynnwood
Dentists in Lynnwood, WA
A dental crown is a cover or cap placed on the tooth like a cap. Crowns are an advanced solution that allows completely to restore a damaged tooth to its original shape, size, and functionality. They are also used in improving the strength of the tooth and the appearance of a smile. A crown can be made in three different materials all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, all metal (gold). The location and position of the crown in the mouth will dictate the material that we need to choose. Typically, teeth located in the front, all-ceramic or porcelain crowns are the best material of choice, since they look the most life looking and natural. Teeth located in the back of the mouth, porcelain fused to metal crowns or Zirconium crowns are better due to its strength and durability.
Types of Dental Crowns
At Lynnwood Dental Studio we offer the following crowns:
Ceramic. These porcelain-based crowns popular due to their ability to blend with natural tooth color. However, these crowns are may break under enough pressure.
Porcelain-fused to metal. These crowns are stronger and extremely durable because the porcelain is fused with metal. However, these crowns can quickly aggravate opposing teeth if the adjacent surface becomes rough.
All-resin. dental crowns are less expensive than other crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
Gold alloys. These crowns consist of a mix of gold, copper and other metals are stronger and do not fracture or wear away the remaining tooth structure.
Base metal alloys. These crowns made with non-noble metals are highly resistant to corrosion, strong, and require the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed prior to fitting the crown.
What’s involved in getting a dental crown?
Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two visits to the dentist. The first step involves examining and preparing the tooth. The second visit involves the placement of the permanent crown.
First visit: Examining and preparing the tooth
At first visit, your dentist may take a few X-rays to examine the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or risk of infection, your dentist may perform a root canal treatment.
Before the process of making a crown begins, your dentist will numb (anesthetize) the tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth to reduce pain. Next, the tooth receiving the crown is filed along the chewing surface and the sides to make room for the crown. The amount of tooth material removed depends on the type of crown used. If a large area of the tooth is missing, your dentist will use filling material to build up the tooth to support the crown.
After reshaping the tooth, your dentist will use putty to make an impression of the tooth to receive the crown. The impressions are then sent to a dental lab where the crown will be made. The crown is usually returned to your dentist's office in two to three weeks. If the crown is made with porcelain, your dentist will select the shade that closely matches the color of the neighboring teeth. Your dentist will make a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the new crown is being made.
Second visit: Placing of permanent dental crown
During the second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and color of the new permanent crown. If everything looks good, the new crown is permanently cemented in place.
Cost of a Dental Crown
At Lynnwood Dental Studio dental crown costs between $850 and $1300, depending on the type of crown selected.
Visit Lynnwood Dental Studio for Affordable Dental Crowns
Our office has all the experience needed to provide durable, long-lasting tooth crowns to patients of all ages. Whether you want ceramic, porcelain, or synthetic, we are the office to trust. There is absolutely no reason for you to live with bad teeth for a moment longer than you must. We make it our goal to give everyone who walks into Lynnwood Dental Studio the beautiful teeth they deserve. Contact our office today if your teeth are in bad condition and need help in making them beautiful and to get the best dental crowns near you in Lynnwood, WA
Call (425) 778 5665 today to learn why so many in the area turn to Lynnwood Dental Studio for tooth crowns. We are proud to serve Lynnwood, WA, and surrounding areas.
Fixed Bridges in Lynnwood
A fixed bridge is a fixed, non-removable appliance and is an excellent option to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. Your dentist will discuss the best options for your case. The popular “traditional bridge” is porcelain fused to metal bridge. Currently, metal-free, all porcelain bridges are more popular than traditional bridges. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly regarded for durability and longevity. However, they may require replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
When do you need a fixed bridge?
Fill space of missing teeth by providing stable artificial teeth.
Maintain facial shape by supporting facial muscles.
Prevent remaining teeth from migrating or drifting out of position.
Restore chewing function and speaking ability.
Restore your smile by providing beautiful natural-looking porcelain teeth.
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.