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Dental Crown
Portland, OR


Close up 3D rendering of a dental crown being placed on a shaved down tooth.Dental crowns are caps or covers that are fitted over decayed, broken, or injured teeth. A crown is used to restore the tooth's shape, size, and strength if a filling doesn't treat the problem. Crowns brighten your smile and improve your teeth's appearance.

The most significant advantage of these caps is that they do not require extra maintenance. You only need to brush twice a day and floss once a day to maintain your crowns. The majority of crowns are made of porcelain, resin, metals, and ceramics. If you have any decayed or injured teeth, visit Lombard Smiles to schedule an appointment for crowns installation.

Dental Crowns' Benefits


Dental crowns are used to prevent susceptible teeth from fracturing and to keep damaged tooth parts in place. Also, they help in repairing teeth that have been damaged or are severely worn out. Crowns can also support and cover a tooth with a large filling and only a small portion of the tooth left. The crowns are used to secure a dental bridge and hide the dental implants. In addition, they can also be used to make a cosmetic change and protect a tooth that has become severely stained. Children's teeth that are prone to decay are protected using crowns.

Different Types of Dental Crowns Available


There are several types of dental crowns: metal crowns, all-resin crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFTM) crowns, and all-ceramic crowns. The most popular metals that are used to manufacture crowns include nickel, copper, gold, platinum, stainless steel, and chromium. Metal crowns are sturdy, long-lasting, and do not shatter. They can also tolerate gnawing and biting.

All-resin crowns are less expensive and less durable than metal crowns. However, they are more prone to fractures than other forms of crowns. On the other hand, all-ceramic dental crowns are ideal for persons who are allergic to metal. They have a nice natural hue that matches your teeth perfectly.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal mimics the color of your teeth flawlessly, improving both function and appearance. They appear more natural than regular dental crowns. However behind the crowns, a black line runs through the porcelain. Their biggest issue is that they wear out faster than conventional crowns. Despite being appropriate for the back or front teeth, they are prone to cracking or chipping.

Dental Crown Placement Procedure


The crown placement process requires two dentist appointments. Our dentist will prepare and check the teeth that will get crowns during the initial appointment. The crown is permanently inserted during the second appointment. During tooth preparation, our dentist will use a root canal to remove any decay from your tooth. To ensure that the crown fits properly, our dentist will polish the tooth's exterior area. The doctor will send imprints of your tooth to a dental lab, which will create a custom crown model for you.

Our dentist will first place a temporary crown on your tooth before permanently placing the dental crown, and you will be sent home. Keep in mind that your teeth may be sensitive to heat and cold at this time. Chewing or eating hard foods is not recommended. You will come back for the second visit after two or three weeks. After that, the crown will be permanently bonded to the affected tooth.

Contact Us Today!


Visit Lombard Smiles for a quality dental crown placement. Call us today at (503) 206-0550 for more inquiries.
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Dental Crown in Portland, OR
Strengthen and protect your damaged tooth. Explore our durable dental crown options in Portland, OR.
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