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Porcelain Crowns

If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return beauty, structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.

If a porcelain veneer is like an artificial nail then a crown is akin to putting a thimble on the finger. This is only a rough analogy. Talk to Dr Keerti about various options for a porcelain crowns available today. We at Enso provide our patients with only the best options in metal –free porcelain crowns such as Empress, Lava and Procera. Metal free porcelain crowns are a great way to go if you hate that black line around your old crowns. Porcelain crowns with tooth –colored zirconia cores (lava crowns) rival the strength of porcelain crowns with metal cores. They can hide discolorations on teeth completely without looking opacious and lifeless. Procera crowns are another great way to go if you need strength and beauty. Empress crowns can mimic the translucency and vibrance of a young, healthy luminous tooth. Dr Keerti never places crowns with metal margins that ruin your smile.

We use precious metal or porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal for your very back teeth. For the front teeth and even premolars, Dr Keerti likes to use metal free all-porcelain crowns such as Empress, Procera or Lava crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our color-matching system using the 3D shade guide, allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.  We work with some of the best dental labs in Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue area. Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too.