A crown is used to restore a damaged tooth by completely encasing the tooth, beginning at the gum line. Dental crowns are custom made to match the appearance, size, and shape of the natural tooth so that your smile will look beautiful and natural. Your dental crown in Keizer, Oregon can be created from gold, which is a very durable choice of material, from porcelain fused to metal, which combines aesthetics with strength, or from porcelain, which provides a natural-looking effect. Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel, our knowledgeable dentist, will help you determine which type of crown is right for your particular needs. Dental crowns can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

• To cover and complete a dental implant
• To restore a seriously damaged or decayed tooth
• To attach and anchor a dental bridge
• To enhance the beauty of your smile
• To strengthen a weakened or cracked tooth
• To support a large dental filling

In most cases, your custom dental crown can be placed in only two pleasant visits to Northwest Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy. We will make certain that your crown fits comfortably and aesthetically. For more information on how a dental crown can improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile, we invite you to contact us soon.

Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel may suggest a crown if a tooth is severely discolored, damaged, or decayed.

Dental crowns are designed to entirely cover the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gums.

The tooth is carefully shaped and prepared to accommodate the size of the permanent, custom-made dental crown. The crown is cemented in place.

Once the crown has been placed, your smile will be restored to optimal health and appearance.