Dental Crowns

Crowns cover & support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. They can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown, also called a cap, is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped as well, or to cover a dental implant. A crown can make your tooth stronger & improve its appearance.

There are several types of crowns, including porcelain, ceramic, resin & metal alloys. The material used can be altered to match the color of your teeth. Our primary concern is keeping your smile bright & healthy, so ask Dr. Hadley which type is right for you!

Getting a crown takes two steps: First, we prepare the tooth by taking x-rays & pictures to check the surrounding bone & tissue & filing down the tooth to make room for the crown. Then the crown is made & cemented into place.

A crown acts the same way as a tooth, so after your crowns are placed, you should treat it the same way as well. Continue to brush & floss regularly & see your dentist for regular checkups!

Put An End To Dental Damage With A Dental Crown Or Bridge

Damaged or missing teeth can affect how you look, how you speak, & how you eat & they can result in additional problems. For instance, a cracked or broken tooth can become infected. So it’s imperative to fix dental damage.

Dental crowns, which cover your entire tooth, can repair many different kinds of damage, such as:

  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Badly decayed teeth

& dental bridges, which are made from crowns, are a good option for replacing missing teeth.

To find out if a dental crown or bridge is the right solution for you, call our Kennewick, WA dentist office at 509-783-7349.

Dental Crowns Can Do It – Almost – All

In addition to repairing structural problems, dental crowns can also be used to conceal aesthetic issues such as stained or misshapen teeth. They offer many advantages, including:

  • They protect your teeth against further damage.
  • They can be used with dental implants as a natural-looking tooth replacement.
  • You can choose from different materials, including high-quality porcelain.
  • They require no special care, just a regular routine of brushing & flossing.

Dental Bridges & Other Restorative Treatments

Dental crowns aren’t the only restorative dental treatment at our Kennewick, WA dentist office. We also offer:

  • Dental bridges. To create a dental bridge, Dr. Walter Hadley uses two dental crowns to support a replacement tooth. A bridge can replace a single missing tooth or several adjacent missing teeth. It can also be attached directly to dental implants to replace teeth.
  • Tooth fillings. We use tooth-colored materials for a natural look when we repair your cavities.
  • Inlays & onlays. We use these when cavities are too large for tooth fillings but not large enough for a dental crown.

Keeping You Comfortable During Treatment

If you watch any of our patient testimonials, you’ll see how we make your comfort a top priority. Our office is homey, not hospital-like. We even offer healthy snacks like fruit in our waiting room. You can relax & watch a movie during longer procedures.

Dr. Hadley uses technology that minimizes discomfort, like a tool that enables him to place tooth fillings using air abrasion instead of a drill. If you’re still feeling nervous, we offer two types of dental sedation to relax you.

To make an appointment at our Kennewick, WA dentist office, call 509-783-7349 or use our online form.