Modern dental crowns blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, so no one can tell which tooth isn’t real. Expert family dentistry specialists Jeffrey Kockritz, DDS, and Spencer Woodbury, DDS, lead the team at Battle Ground Dental and offer the beautiful, natural-looking crowns. If you need a crown, request an appointment online, or call the office in Battle Ground, Washington, directly to book your visit today.
A crown is a restorative dental treatment designed to replace a damaged or decayed tooth. The team at Battle Ground Dental uses crowns to address various problems, including:
In many cases, a crown is the final step of a root canal treatment, too. No matter the reasoning behind your crown, they’re important for preserving your tooth and root. This can decrease your risk of extraction.
Before getting started, your dentist at Battle Ground Dental takes a few impressions of your tooth and bite. These are sent to the lab where your crown is fabricated.
Your dentist begins by thoroughly numbing your treatment area and administering any requested sedation (like nitrous oxide or laughing gas). Once you’re comfortable, your dentist begins prepping your tooth by carefully drilling and shaving away any decayed and damaged portions. They transform your tooth’s shape into a sturdy foundation for your new crown.
After preparing your tooth, your dentist creates a temporary crown to protect your treated tooth. Within a few weeks, your permanent crown arrives and you come back to Battle Ground Dental to have your new crown permanently bonded to your tooth.
Modern dental crowns are made of durable ceramic or porcelain materials that don’t decay. If you take good care of them, crowns typically last 10-15 years. To prevent chips, cracks, or other damage, the team at Battle Ground Dental recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.
If you skateboard, rollerblade, or play contact sports, wear a mouthguard. If you clench your jaws or grind your teeth during sleep, wear a nightguard. In addition, try to avoid bad habits like chewing on popcorn kernels, biting your nails, or opening objects with your teeth. Doing so can extend the life of your crown for years.
At Battle Ground Dental, you can get beautiful restorative crowns that blend seamlessly with your smile. Book your crown appointment with the team today either online or over the phone.