Vancouver WA, Dental Crowns FAQ

Vancouver WA, Dental Crowns FAQ

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Questions and Answers – Vancouver WA, Dental Crowns

Q: What are dental crowns?

A: A crown is made of a variety of materials that resembles a tooth. It is designed to replace missing teeth or to cover a damaged tooth. They are used for either restorations or cosmetic purposes.

Q: When are dental crowns used?

A: Crowns are recommended to be used for the following reasons:

  • Replace large fillings
  • Replace teeth to avoid further fracturing
  • Restore fractured teeth
  • Cover stained or malformed teeth
  • To cap a root canal treatment, which is why a crown is sometimes called a cap.

Q: Is the procedure of placing a dental crown painful?

A: Local anesthesia is used, before starting the procedure. There is some sensitivity, but there isn’t any prolonged pain.

Q: Can a dental crown be used if the tooth is already missing?

A: To replace a missing tooth, bridgework or dental implants are used for complete restoration.

A dental bridge consists of a pontic or false tooth that replaces the missing tooth, and two crowns that are used to anchor the pontic or false tooth in place.

A dental implant consists of an implant, an abutment, and a crown.

Dr. Jared Bowyer’s Office offers in Vancouver WA, Dental Crowns for any patient who needs to replace one or multiple teeth.