Dental Crowns & Bridges in Lynnwood

Dentists in Lynnwood, WA

Dental Crowns

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

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 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 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.

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.

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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.

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Frequently asked Dental Crown questions

What are dental caps or crowns?


A crown and a cap are the same. A crown is a prosthetic treatment for a broken or badly decayed tooth. Crowns are typically bonded onto the tooth using a dental cement. Click here for more information about dental crowns.




When do I need dental crowns?


Several situations require a tooth to be restored with a dental crown. Some of the common situations are:

Large filling: When a tooth has a cavity or fracture that involves half the width of the tooth or more, it needs to be covered with a crown.

Root canal: Root canal treatment leaves the tooth scooped out and predisposes the remaining tooth to cracking and infections. Therefore, a tooth after root canal treatment typically needs a crown.

Cracked tooth: Chewing produces stress on fractured tooth and may split the tooth apart. A crown will hold the tooth together and redistribute the stress evenly throughout the tooth, eliminating the pain.

Excessive tooth wear: For persons with a habit of grinding their teeth, the teeth become shorter over time. In addition, the teeth become softer due to worn out enamel. Only a crown can restore the bite in these situations.




How much dental crowns cost?


The cost of dental crown varies depenending on the material such as porcelain crown, procelain fused to metal crown, zirconia crown, and gold crown. At Lynnwood Dental Studio dental crown costs between $850 and $1300, depending on the type of material.




Can I whiten dental crowns?


Crowns can't be bleached, and they will remain the color they were when your dentist placed them. Whitening treatments do not affect the color of crowns.




How should I take care of temporary dental crown?


Because temporary dental crowns are temporary until a permanent crown is placed, a few precautions need to be taken that include:
Avoid sticky, chewy foods such as chewing gum that can grab and pull off the crown.
Minimize the use of side that has temporary crown and shift majority of your chewing to the other side of the mouth.
Avoid chewing hard foods and nuts that could break or dislodge the crown.
Slide rather than lift out dental floss when cleaning between your teeth.




Does a dental crown cause discomfort?


Immediately after the crown is placed, your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive as the anesthesia begins to wear off. If the crowned tooth still has a nerve in it, you may experience some heat and cold sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. If you experience pain or sensitivity when you bite, the new crown may be too high on the tooth. Just visit your dentist who can easily fix the problem.




What are possible problems with new dental crowns?


Chipped crown. Crowns made of all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal can sometimes chip. If the chip is small, a composite resin can be used to repair the chip. If the chipping is extensive, you may need a new crown.
Crown becomes Loose or falls off. Overtime, the cement placed under the dental crown may wash out and the dental crown becomes loose or falls off. Don’t delay in contacting your dentist to get it fixed because this allows bacteria to get under the crown and causes tooth decay.
Allergic reaction. Since dental crowns are typically made with a mixture of metals and porcelain, you may experience an allergic reaction. However, allergic reactions are very rare with a new dental crown.




How long a dental crown last?


The life span of a dental crown depends on the amount of routine wear and tear, good oral hygiene practices, and personal mouth-related habits such as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails. On an average, a well-maintained dental crown lasts for 15 years.





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