DENTAL CROWNS IN LAKE STEVENS, WA
E4D One-Visit Dental Crowns in Lake Stevens
No More Temporary Crowns or Second Dental Appointments
At All Smiles Dentistry, we have over a decade of experience and are committed to helping give you a natural, beautiful smile. We even offer E4D same day crowns in Lake Stevens, WA for your convenience. E4D crowns utilize state-of-the-art technology which allows for the design and fabrication of strong porcelain crowns in the office so you can get your permanent crown completed in a single office visit.
Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns
Same-day dental crowns are convenient and high quality. The benefits of same-day crowns include:
- Utilize state-of-the-art dental technology
- In and out in a single visit to the dentist
- No need for a second visit – saves you time
- No need for uncomfortable impressions
- No temporary crowns which can break or come loose
- No relying on a lab to create the crown – it’s all done in-house
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What are Dental Crowns
The purpose of a crown (also known as a cap) is to encase and protect the surface of a tooth. Although crowns are used for many different reasons, the most common is to treat a decayed tooth after it has had a filling. In previous years, teeth were only restored with the use of metal caps but we now use porcelain crowns which are the same color as your teeth and blend in easily.
Why Consider Dental Crowns
Consider dental crowns if you
- Have a cavity that is too large for a filling
- Need to cover a dental implant
- Have a missing tooth and need a dental bridge
- Have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or weakened
- Have had a root canal treatment – the crown protects the restored tooth
- Want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth to improve your smile
Teeth which do not match up in size to the rest of your teeth can also be restored with the use of a crown. If you are interested in learning more about the process, we are here to answer your questions.
What are dental crowns made of?
Our same-day E4D technology uses a digital scanner to create images of your teeth and carves precise, tooth-colored crowns out of blocks of porcelain. The porcelain is durable and matches the correct size, shape, and color needed to blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth. Crowns can also be made from stainless steel, resin, porcelain fused to metal, and ceramic materials.
Dental insurance will typically cover all or part of the cost of dental crowns if they are needed to maintain good dental health such as supporting a weak tooth or repairing a cracked tooth. If a dental crown is requested for cosmetic reasons such as improving the appearance of a smile it may not be covered by your dental insurance plan. It is best to contact your dental insurance provider to determine if and how much your plan will cover.
What Does Getting a Crown Involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
All Smiles Dentistry simplifies that process, however. At our clinic, it only takes one appointment to get a perfect crown. We’ll take digital images of your tooth after it has been prepared, use our innovative technology to fabricate the perfect porcelain crown, and place it in your mouth, all in one visit. This means you’re getting a superior-quality crown in less time than ever before.
How is a tooth prepared for a dental crown?
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
After your crown has been placed, you will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Does my dental crown require special care?
You can take care of your dental crown like your normal teeth. Maintaining high standards of oral hygiene with proper brushing and flossing as well as regular dental exams and cleanings ensure your crown stays in great condition. To prevent damaging your crown, the All Smiles Dentistry team also advises avoiding hard or crunchy foods like nuts, ice, or fresh veggies that can chip your crown. And since the enamel around and under the crown can still experience decay, we recommend avoiding sticky, sugary foods.
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper cleaning and maintenance, your crown should last more than three decades. As your ongoing partner in oral health, our family dentist will keep an eye on the state of your crown to make sure everything is healthy and functioning properly.
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Here at All Smiles Dentistry, we believe in providing innovative, effective dental care that makes our patients’ lives easier. That’s why we offer same-day dental crown in Lake Stevens, WA. Our family dentist will expertly prepare your tooth and install your crown for an attractive, healthy, functional smile you’ll enjoy for years to come. Contact our family dentist in Lake Stevens, WA, to learn more!
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