If a tooth needs its size, shape, and strength restored, a dental crown may be needed. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped dental restoration that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. A dental crown in Aloha, Oregon, may be recommended for:
– A tooth that has had a large dental filling or multiple dental fillings placed
– A weak tooth that is in danger of breaking
– A broken or cracked tooth
– A tooth with a dental implant
– A misshapen or badly stained tooth
When you come in to have a dental crown placed, Dr. Valerie Foster will first shape the tooth to allow room for the dental crown in your mouth. Then impressions will be taken of the tooth and the surrounding teeth so that your crown can be custom made. Once your crown is ready, our dentist will check the fit and color. The dental crown will be permanently cemented into place after any needed adjustments have been made.
A dental crown can last for many years, or even a lifetime, if it is well cared for. Despite this, a dental crown can become loose or even fall out. To help your dental crown last for a long time, practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice every day and floss once daily. Also, come to our dental office at least twice a year for your routine cleanings and exams.
We welcome you to contact our office at 503-649-7011 today for more information and to schedule a visit with our dentist.