Mill Creek, Washington
360 Dental of Mill Creek is proud to offer a range of restorative dentistry procedures, including dental crowns to repair damaged or failing teeth and restore their health and function. Our ceramic restorations are carefully designed to match your natural teeth while delivering exceptional strength and durability.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, or caps, are tooth-shaped restorations that cover the visible portions of damaged teeth. At 360 Dental of Mill Creek, we're pleased to offer all-ceramic crowns made from porcelain material.
Ceramic or porcelain crowns provide an excellent color match to your natural tooth structure, making them the go-to aesthetic choice, especially for the front teeth. They are resistant to temperature changes, so you will not experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures like you would with metal crowns.
Ceramic crowns are metal-free, so you won't have to worry about metal allergies, and unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, you'll never have a dark line along your gum line. Ceramic crowns are superior in producing a perfect fit and incredibly lifelike results.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Dr. Punia may recommend a crown for the following reasons:
- To treat significant damage from tooth decay that can't be restored using a traditional dental filling
- To fortify a tooth's weakened structure after a root canal treatment
- To restore a tooth with a large filling that shows signs of wear or leaking
- To repair a broken, cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth
- To replace one or more missing teeth by covering a dental implant or supporting a dental bridge
- To correct the length and health of a tooth worn down due to habitual grinding (bruxism)
- To improve the appearance of a tooth in terms of its color, size, shape, or overall appearance
- To close minor gaps or uneven spaces between teeth
What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?
We will numb your tooth and the surrounding area with a local anesthetic for your comfort. Dr. Punia will remove a layer of your tooth's outer surface to prepare it for crown placement. Next, he'll take an impression of your teeth to create a mold our dental lab will use to craft your new restoration. Dr. Punia will place a temporary crown on your prepared tooth to protect it as you wait for your permanent crown to be ready.
During an upcoming appointment, Dr. Punia will evaluate your new crown to ensure it provides a perfect color match and fit. He'll make any adjustments needed, then use a dental adhesive to secure it in place. Your new restoration will closely resemble the form and function of your natural teeth.
Dental Crown Aftercare
Caring for a dental crown is just like caring for your natural teeth. Make sure to brush your teeth and floss regularly to keep your teeth healthy and sound. Don't forget to schedule your twice-yearly dental visits for routine exams and professional cleanings. Dr. Punia and his team will monitor your oral health and make sure your restorations stay in perfect shape.
Dental Crowns Near Me
If you have a damaged or painful tooth, 360 Dental of Mill Creek is to help. Dr. Punia will recommend the most conservative treatment option to restore your healthy smile. If you require a dental crown, you can be confident that your restoration will be created utilizing the latest technology and techniques.
We invite you to contact our Mill Creek office at 425-999-8159 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Punia or schedule one online today!