Dental Crowns in Auburn
Your smile says a lot about you, and it's important that it represents you well. At Auburn Family Dental, we offer beautiful crowns that look and feel natural. Our team is led by Dr. Durflinger, who helps you find the dental crown that is cosmetically and functionally a great fit for you and your lifestyle.
We are proud to protect the smiles of the residents of Auburn, Bonney Lake, Black Diamond, Lake Tapps, and the surrounding areas. Our team is passionate about providing excellent care, which is why we are meticulous about your final result. We take the time to establish your bite balance and choose a color and shade that blend beautifully with your smile.
Our team combines decades of experience and a gentle chairside manner to provide the quality dental care you deserve. We are excited to meet you and boost your oral health with our dental crowns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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Our All White Porcelain Crowns
When selecting the dental restoration that fits your needs, we first determine the level of damage to your tooth. We carefully examine your bite alignment to make sure your crown fits neatly into your alignment and delivers optimal dental function.
Our dental treatment philosophy is to always inform before we perform treatment. That is why before recommending any course of care, Dr. Durflinger takes the time to make sure you completely understand the current state of your oral health and the treatment options available. We will discuss how each option can encourage better oral health and meet your cosmetic smile goals.
What Are Porcelain Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. Its purpose is to restore the tooth's natural shape, size, and strength and also to enhance its appearance. Once a dental crown has been cemented into place, it will fully encase the visible portion of your tooth.
At Auburn Family Dental, Dr. Marie Durflinger creates beautiful, lifelike porcelain crowns to replace teeth that have been damaged or discolored. Porcelain crowns restore the natural beauty and luster of your smile.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns are an effective way to restore the integrity of your tooth and maintain your bite pattern. If you have a tooth that has been compromised by a large cavity, or a tooth that needs protection from infection after it's been cracked, then dental crowns may be the solution for you. Here are some of the reasons we may use a crown to safeguard your oral health.
- To Protect a Weak Tooth: Large cavities or cracked teeth can leave your natural tooth weak and prone to further damage. A dental crown can be used to improve its strength for chewing and speaking.
- To Restore a Tooth After Root Canal Therapy: After a root canal treatment, you no longer have channels to supply the tooth with important nutrients. The affected tooth will become more vulnerable to damage as a result. A dental crown is a great way to protect the tooth from breaking after a root canal procedure.
- To Restore a Broken Tooth: If you break a portion of your tooth off, a crown is necessary to restore the tooth's natural shape and size.
- To Cover a Large Filling: If you have a large filling and little tooth structure is remaining, a dental crown is needed to protect the tooth from breaking.
- To Enhance a Tooth's Aesthetic: Crowns can be used to reshape a tooth and hide stains, boosting its cosmetic appeal. They can easily be matched to the shape, size, and color of surrounding teeth.
- To Cover a Dental Implant Post: Once your smile has healed after dental implant placement, a crown is placed over the post to finalize the process and give you a newly functional tooth.
What Materials Are Dental Crowns Made From?
Crowns are made from many different materials, including metals like stainless steel or gold, ceramics, and porcelain or a combination of both. Our dentist often recommends beautiful porcelain crowns for aesthetics and protection, but will happily discuss options so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
Stainless steel: These crowns are used as a temporary or short-term solution. They are often used on children's teeth because they will eventually fall out. These crowns do not provide a long-lasting result and therefore are not widely used today.
Gold: Gold crowns are typically used on posterior teeth and provide a strong and long-lasting solution.
Porcelain: Crowns made from porcelain are color-matched to your natural tooth's color and shape. They are strong enough to be used on molars and beautiful enough to be mistaken as your natural tooth. They are very lifelike and also provide a long lasting solution.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal: These crowns have a metal casing covered by porcelain. The metal base provides strength but can slightly tint the color of the porcelain giving it an unnatural look. These crowns are best for posterior teeth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Our friendly team believes that honest and open discussions are essential to understanding how our treatments boost your oral health. That is why we encourage you to ask questions. We are happy to provide the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about dental crowns.
Crowns typically take about two weeks to create and involve two appointments, one to prepare the tooth and another to place your new crown once it arrives.
Dental crowns are durable and can last for 10-15 years when properly cared for. Our friendly dentist will provide instructions and helpful tips to improve the life of your restoration.
Dental crowns are easy to care for because you simply brush and floss them twice daily just like your natural teeth. It is important that you maintain your biannual dental appointments so our dentist can verify the integrity of your custom crown. You should avoid chewing ice or using your crown like a tool to open bottles or cans because it will damage your restoration.
No. Our porcelain crowns are designed to fit comfortably over your damaged tooth and within the arch of your natural teeth. If you experience any discomfort during the placement of your dental crown, you can let our compassionate team know, and we will adjust the treatment to maximize your comfort.
Beautiful Dental Crowns in Auburn
If you have a cracked, worn, or compromised tooth, then a crown may be the solution you need. At Auburn Family Dental, we offer custom dental crowns that look and feel natural. We are passionate about rejuvenating your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
CALL US: (253) 833-2200 REQUEST APPOINTMENT