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Placing Dental Crowns
Seattle, WA

Image of a dental crown being placed at Queen Anne Family Dental in Seattle, WA. Dental crown placement is one of the easiest dental procedures. It is a mostly pain-free procedure and takes place after removing the damaged or infected tooth or part of the tooth. It can involve six types of dental crowns.

Types of Dental Crowns

•  Metal
•  Metal and Porcelain
•  Resin
•  Porcelain
•  Ceramic
•  Ceramic and Porcelain

Placement of Dental Crowns

The preparation for placing a dental crown includes treating the damaged teeth, filling it if needed, scaling it to make space for the crown, and taking the impression of the mouth. The impression is used to create the customized dental crown to fit perfectly in place of the damaged tooth. The dental crown is placed in one or two steps.

The two-step procedure is the old-school method where the dentist uses the material polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) to take the impression of the damaged tooth. They will use this impression to create the dental crown. The one-step process is advanced and quicker. The impression is taken through an intraoral scanning device that delivers 3D scans of the inside of the patient’s mouth. A computer-aided design manufacturing system uses 3D scans to create the dental crown.

Either way, the placement process of dental crowns is simple and straightforward. However, the advanced process cannot create dental crowns from any other material except ceramic. It was developed solely to promote the safety and cost-effectiveness of all ceramic dental crowns. The reason for developing an advanced, one-step dental crown placement process is the benefits of ceramic dental crowns compared to other types.

Benefits of Ceramic Crowns

While different types of dental crowns are suggested for different teeth, ceramic dental crowns can be used for all teeth. They are also safe, strong, and longer-lasting than porcelain and resin dental crowns. With proper care, ceramic dental crowns can easily last up to 15 years. Ceramic used for dental crowns is translucent, and so matches the natural color of the patient’s teeth. This makes them the best option for dental crowns, especially for front teeth. Since ceramic is strong, ceramic dental crowns also allow regular mouth functions such as biting and chewing from the front teeth.

Same Day Crowns

Another great advantage of ceramic dental crowns is that they hasten the process of dental crown placement and save the patient considerable time and money. They are also great for urgent dental care and emergencies. Opting for same-day crowns also eases patients’ anxiety regarding the dental procedure. They can discover the pain-free process and get done with it on the same day. At Queen Anne Family Dental we use all the latest equipment in dental technology, including intraoral scanners and computer-aided design systems, to carve precise 3D crowns from ceramic blocks for our patients within 15 minutes.

When you come in, our dentists Dr. Grant Reschenthaler or Dr. Corinne Reschenthaler will conduct an oral examination for cavities, treat the damaged tooth, and then accelerate the dental crown placement process so you don’t have to schedule more than one dental appointment. We also offer all other dental procedures. For any of your dental needs, especially same-day crowns, please call us today at (206) 424-4450 to schedule your appointment.

14 Boston Street, Seattle, WA 98109-2319

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