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What happens during a crown procedure?

Dental crowns in Eagle River can restore your smile’s function, vitality, and appearance. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over a weak, brittle, injured, or decayed tooth to protect it from further damage or wear. Crowns can also cover severely stained teeth, giving your smile a brighter, whiter look. 

woman smilingThe Dental Crown Process 

Dr. Brett is highly skilled and experienced in placing dental crowns on patients of all ages.

Typically, he begins with a full-mouth examination, including digital x-rays. He also gently cleans and prepares the tooth for its crown.

Once the tooth is properly cleaned and prepped, he builds the tooth back up and places a temporary crown so you can still chew, speak, and smile comfortably. You only need to wear the temporary crown until the lab creates your customized, permanent cap, which may only take a couple of weeks.

At Alpine Family Dentistry, we offer zirconia, e.max, or gold dental crowns. Zirconia crowns are ideal for back teeth because they are very durable, while e.max crowns work very well on front teeth. Once Dr. Brett places your permanent crown, you can enjoy your newly restored smile! 

With a dental crown, you can enjoy all of your favorite activities without worrying about tooth pain, a potential injury, or a brittle tooth structure. A dental crown is perfect for protecting and preserving your natural tooth’s structure while enhancing your smile’s appearance and function.  

Dental Crowns in Eagle River, AK

Alpine Family Dentistry is here to help you with all of your dental needs. Whether you have a decayed or broken tooth that needs a crown, or you’d like to replace missing teeth with a bridge, we can help! 

Call us today at (907) 694-2409 to schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Brett.

 

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