What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that completely encase a tooth starting at the gumline. Designed to restore moderate to severely damaged smiles, dental crowns look beautiful and feel natural. They are made from impressions taken of your smile after you undergo a gentle reshaping and buffing process that allows us to make a perfectly fitted crown. Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our skilled dentist, will expertly cement your dental crown in place once it has been created at a dental laboratory and sent back to our dental office. Receiving a dental crown is considered an easy and virtually painless treatment.

What are dental crowns used for?

We may use a dental crown in Seattle, Washington to:

  • Repair moderately to severely decayed teeth
  • Support a large filling or root canal treatment
  • Prevent a weak tooth from falling apart
  • Hold a broken tooth together

Dental crowns are ideal for restoring the shape and size of a tooth that has lost most of its original tooth structure. If you think a dental crown may be the right option for repairing your smile, we invite you to contact us at Lake City Way Dental Center for more information. We hope to take care of your smile soon!