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Redmond Medical Center
8301 161st Ave NE, #305
Redmond, WA 98052

425.885.5529 (p)
425.885.2024 (f)

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs:  8am - 5pm

Brian J Dillon DDS PLLC is a BBB Accredited Dentist in Redmond, WA

Dental Crowns

diagram of crown A dental crown is a custom-made and tooth-shaped cap that completely replicates the prepared tooth, while restoring the damaged tooth to its original shape, size and strength. Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are damaged due to decay, injury, bite problems or natural wear.

When is a Dental Crown needed?

We can fabricate strong, natural-looking dental crowns that blend perfectly well with the surrounding teeth in shape and color.

What are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Permanent dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials.

How is the Tooth Prepared for a Dental Crown?

Preparing a tooth for a dental crown typically requires two visits to our Redmond office.

During the first visit, Dr. Dillon will assess the damaged tooth, evaluating the roots of the affected tooth and the surrounding bone. If the root is infected or injured, it might be necessary to perform a root canal prior to the new restoration.

Next, he will anesthetize (numb) your tooth and gum tissue in the area. The tooth receiving the dental crown is prepared by removing some of the enamel of the tooth to make room for the crown. If part of the tooth is missing, Dr. Dillon will use a resin filling material called a ‘build up’ in order to create a foundation for the tooth and support the new dental crown.

He will take impressions of the area, which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the dental crown is custom fabricated for you. Finally, he will take a custom shade and cement a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth while waiting for the permanent dental crown to be manufactured.

During the second visit, Dr. Dillon will remove the temporary crown and check the color and fit of the permanent crown. Once he feels the fit is appropriate, he will secure the new dental crown with a more permanent cement.

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