(425) 947-0077

15955 NE 85th Street, Suite 102

Redmond, WA 98052

Crowns

Lisa Chen, DMD PLLC in Redmond WA

Crowns

Dr. Lisa Chen was educated in Dental Crown techniques at the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine and she goes above and beyond the requirements of continuing education to keep current with the latest technology and improvements to Dental Crowns.

Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If Dr. Chen notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

The process of installing a crown takes 2 visits to the office. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. If too little tooth material exists to begin with, the doctor may need to build up the area using resin and shape that to place your new crown. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, Dr.Chen will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

The crown takes about 2 weeks to be custom fabricated at the lab and returned to our office. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. The new tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. (In some cases, you will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area.) When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.

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