Crowns services offered in Seattle, WA

If you chip, crack, or otherwise damage a permanent tooth, your dentist might recommend a crown to prevent further problems. Dental crowns are oral prosthetics designed to support and strengthen decaying or weak teeth. The team at Seattle Crown Hill Dental regularly uses one-day crowns to preserve their patients’ teeth swiftly, effectively, and affordably. If you suspect you might need a one-day crown, make an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap or covering designed to protect a decaying, cracked, or severely damaged tooth. Once placed, a crown covers the entire portion of your tooth that sits above the gumline. In addition to improving a tooth’s aesthetic appearance, crowns provide added strength, making chewing and biting easier. 

Why would I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are incredibly versatile and can address a variety of oral health problems. Your Seattle Crown Hill Dental provider might recommend a crown to: 

  • Protect a weak tooth
  • Restore a broken or worn-down tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Make a cosmetic modification

You might also benefit from a dental crown if you have a misshapen or severely discolored tooth.

Does receiving a dental crown take more than one appointment?

Receiving a dental crown typically takes two visits to the dentist. Your first appointment involves your provider examining and preparing the tooth, and the second appointment involves your dentist placing the permanent crown. 

However, at Seattle Crown Hill Dental, the team creates crowns in a single appointment. They have an onsite milling machine that enables them to create CEREC® same-day crowns for your comfort and convenience. 

After taking your digital impressions, the team can make a custom crown right away. You don’t have to leave the office or wait two weeks to receive your crown. Once your restoration is ready, the team can place it during your first visit.

Your dentist lines your crown up with your tooth and carefully bonds it in place using dental cement. 

How do I care for my crown?

You care for your one-day crown just like you would your natural, permanent teeth or any other restoration. The team at Seattle Crown Hill Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and visiting the office for a professional cleaning and exam every six months.

If possible, you should also avoid bad habits like chewing on ice or biting your fingernails, as they significantly increase your risk of breaking or chipping your crown. 

Do you have a cracked or decaying tooth that’s causing you pain? Request a one-day crown consultation by calling the office or booking one online today.