Questions About Tooth Crowns
What Problems do Dental Crowns Fix?Dental crowns are an excellent option to fix a wide variety of cosmetic and functional issues with your teeth. They can be used in conjunction with dental implants or dental bridges to replace teeth that are missing. Teeth that are oddly shaped are frequently improved with the use of dental crowns as well. In addition, they can be used to restore functionality to teeth that are broken, worn down, or weakened by decay.
Will I Have an Allergic Reaction to My Dental Crown?At Cooley Smiles, we only use porcelain dental crowns. Porcelain is not only more aesthetically pleasing than all-metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, it is also hypo-allergenic and will not cause any adverse systemic reactions.
How Can I Ensure My Dental Crowns are of the Highest Quality?Bellevue cosmetic dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley are particular about the types of crowns they use. After careful review of the porcelain dental crown options available today, they have opted to only offer our patients Procera® and E-Max crowns. Over the years, Dr. Aaron and Dr. Brandon have found that the durability and superior aesthetics of these crowns make them an ideal choice for your restoration.
How Long do Dental Crowns Last?Dental crowns may last anywhere from 10-15 years. Factors such as the types of foods you regularly chew, accidental trauma, tooth grinding, and your diligence with oral hygiene practices will impact how long your crown lasts. With proper maintenance, it is possible for your crown to last much longer than 15 years.
What do I do if My Dental Crown is Cracked?If you have a cracked dental crown, you should come in to our office to have it replaced. The porcelain covering on your tooth is intended to restore function and protect your tooth from decay, but its ability to do so is diminished when your dental crown becomes cracked.
Will My Dental Crowns be Obvious?Dental crowns are created to match your natural teeth in shape, size, and color. Your dental crown will be made from an imprint of your existing tooth, and we take great care to ensure a precise match which will give you a seamless, beautiful smile.
Please contact our Bellevue cosmetic dentists today to schedule your appointment at Cooley Smiles, serving patients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.