Crowns

Providing Dental Crowns in Kent, WA

CrownsCrowns are a cosmetic restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. By replacing old, broken down restorations that have left teeth stained over time, crowns always make a tooth stronger and better looking!

Crowns are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.

Crowns are often preferable to silver amalgam fillings. Unlike fillings which apply metal directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.

 

I wish to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your level of service and treatment over the last two decades. After many years of fearing the visit to a dentist I had the good fortune of being referred to you. - Rita & Joanna

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Panther Lake Dental

10920 SE 208th Street
Kent, WA 98031

253-854-1222