At Hoffman Dental, we utilize dental crowns to replace surface areas of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or unsightly. At times, a tooth may have a large cavity or a filling that cracks or breaks off and cannot be replaced. In other cases, your tooth may be seriously discolored and visually distracting. As such, we suggest a dental crown to replace the surface area of that tooth. It is a fairly common procedure and allows you to get back your tooth functionality, improve its strength, and protect it from further deterioration.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A tooth crown covers the visible area of the tooth and looks like a cap. Our dentist prepares the tooth before mounting the dental crown. The preparation step involves scraping off or filing down a significant portion of the structure of the damaged tooth to allow the crown to sit properly and securely onto the tooth and ensure a good seal in the gum line. We can fabricate custom crowns that blend flawlessly with your teeth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Receiving dental crowns offers many benefits, be it functional, health, or aesthetic. Our dentist can utilize these caps to treat broken, worn, or decayed and cavitated teeth. Additionally, we use crowns to protect teeth from erosion or wear and tear caused by normal use, accidentally biting on something too hard, or drinking or eating foods that are too acidic. After you have received a root canal, whereby our dentist gets rid of the infected or damaged tissue, a dental crown is fitted, hence protecting the tooth and re-establishing its function.
Further, dental crowns help improve chewing function because they strengthen the tooth. People with discolored or unsightly teeth can get dental crowns to cover the imperfections and improve smile appearance. With proper care, these crowns last from five to 15 years.
Dental Crowns in Hillsboro, OR
We offer a personalized treatment plan when fabricating your dental crowns. 3D imaging solutions are used to determine the extent of damage and help with creating impressions for the crown fabrication. The crowns are constructed and customized to sit comfortably and securely on your tooth to ensure a proper seal along the gum line. Our quality dental crowns are able to color-match and align with the natural bite.
The procedure is quite simple and often needs just two visits unless additional treatment is needed. Your dental crown should last for over a decade with good oral hygiene. Just make sure that you keep up with your routine dental care and scheduled visits for cleanings and exams.
Visit us at Hoffman Dental to have your teeth inspected to see if a dental crown is right for you or to have a dental crown repaired or restored. Call us at (503) 648-7700 to request an appointment.