Your Tooth Crown Dentist In Seattle
Many dental practices offer porcelain crowns, but few deliver the knowledge and expertise in crown design and placement of Seattle cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian McKayand his team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry.
What is a Dental Crown?
The tooth crown is the portion of your tooth above the gumline. Dental crowns are beautiful restorations that can protect and preserve your remaining tooth structure after decay or damage while giving you an aesthetically pleasing solution for your smile.
Our Approach to Crown Design and Placement
To prepare and place a tooth-colored porcelain crown, Dr. McKay takes many factors into consideration including your lifestyle, bite function, face shape, skin tone and the overall health of our mouth and surrounding teeth. He works directly with master ceramists at one of the best dental laboratories in the U.S. to custom-design your porcelain crown.
When it’s time to install a crown, Dr. McKay first removes all injured or decayed portions of the tooth. Then, the missing portion of the tooth is replaced with porcelain, shaped to conform to your bite.
A temporary cap is made to protect the tooth until your crown is ready. At your next visit to our Seattle dentist office, the cap is removed and the crown is put in place.
Already Have Crowns?
If you have an older crown, you may notice an unsightly dark gray or gold line near your gum line. Dr. McKay and his team use state-of-the-art crowning techniques and technologies to eliminate that old gray or gold line and restore the tooth to its most natural, beautiful appearance.
To learn how porcelain crowns can restore the health and appearance of your smile, give us a call! We work with patients from all over the Seattle area, including Bellevue and Kirkland!