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Dental Crown
Spokane Valley, WA

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap or cover that protects a damaged tooth and restores its appearance and chewing ability. At Serenity Dental, we can treat your damaged teeth with different types of dental crowns, depending on your dental needs.

Applications of a Dental Crown

A dental crown may be used in the following situations:
•  Protecting a weak tooth from breaking.
•  To repair a severely damaged tooth.
•  To cover a tooth after a root canal therapy.
•  To anchor a dental bridge into place.
•  To cover the top of a dental implant.

Most Common Materials Used in Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are made from several different types of materials:
•  Gold alloy crown and base metal crowns are the strongest materials and can last for as long as 40 years. These crowns are most commonly used in the back teeth.
•  Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These crowns can also be used to replace the crown of molars and premolars. They can last for about 25 years.
•  All-porcelain crowns are quite strong but not as strong as metal-based crowns. These crowns are the most natural-looking crowns and can be tinted to match the exact shade of your teeth. That’s why, they are commonly used to replace the visible teeth in the front. They can last for 10 to 15 years.
•  Composite-resin crowns are not the most popular choices as the material is not very strong. However, they are quite affordable and can blend with your natural teeth. They can last for about 7 years with proper care.
•  Stainless steel crowns are typically used as a temporary crown for adults who are waiting for their permanent crown to be made. Additionally, these crowns are also placed on the primary teeth of children to protect them from cavities. Once the baby tooth falls off, the stainless steel crown comes out with it.

What to Expect During a Dental Crown Placement Procedure?

It typically takes about two dental visits to complete a dental crown treatment. At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton will first anesthetize your tooth and prepare it by shaving out its enamel so that the crown will fit on it. If there is any decay, it can also be removed as well. If there is not sufficient tooth structure left, we will first build it up so that it can accommodate a crown.

We will then take an impression or mold of your tooth, either by placing a putty-like cementum material on your teeth or by digitally scanning it.

This mold will be sent to a dental lab, which will take about two weeks to fabricate a crown for you. During this time, we will cover your exposed tooth with a temporary crown.

Once your crown is ready, we will remove the temporary crown, place the permanent crown on your tooth and make the necessary adjustments to it. The crown will then be cemented into place and you can use it like your normal tooth.

Caring For Your Dental Crown

No matter how strong your crown is, it can still crack or become loose if you do not take proper care of it. To prevent this, you should:
•  Brush your teeth twice a day and floss it once day.
•  Use oral care products that have been approved by the American Dental Association, which ensures the effectiveness and safety of the product.
•  Do not chew on food like hard ice or objects like pens if you have tooth-colored crowns.
•  Avoid eating very sticky food as it may pull off your crown. However, the risk for this is low.
•  Make sure you keep your regular dental visits with Dr. Welton.

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If you are concerned about the health of your teeth, contact us today at (509) 919-1471 and we will schedule a consultation session and determine the treatment plan for you.
This is the probably the best dentist that I have ever been to! The workers are so kind and understanding. They explain things to me in a way that I would understand. If you need a new dentist, this is the place to go!!!

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(509) 919-1471


15701 East Sprague Ave. Suite F
Spokane Valley, WA 99037-5019

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At Serenity Dental, we can treat your damaged teeth with different types of dental crowns. If you are concerned about the health of your teeth, contact us today and we will schedule a consultation session.
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