Cover Up Tooth Damage

Cover Up Tooth Damage

Dental crowns in Yakima, Washington

Do you think you need a dental crown? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a badly damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can be made of several different materials, including:

  • Gold alloy
  • Nickel alloy
  • Zirconia
  • Porcelain fused to metal or zirconia
  • Ceramic

Porcelain and ceramic crowns match the color of your existing teeth, whereas metallic crowns retain the color of the metal. Most crowns will last at least seven years and can often last much longer with proper maintenance. If you think you need a dental crown, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric K Borchert DDS today. We'll assess your situation and place a crown in no time. Call 509-452-7003 or stop by our Yakima, WA office to learn more.

3 ways to care for your dental crown

After your crown is placed, you will still need to maintain proper oral care to make sure it works properly. Here are three tips to follow:

  1. Avoid chewing ice, especially in the few weeks right after placement. This is when the tooth under your crown will be hyper-sensitive to cold temperatures.
  2. Brush your teeth with a high-fluoride toothpaste to protect your gums from disease.
  3. Remain alert for any changes in the structure of your crown. If it becomes loose, call your dentist right away.
Follow these tips, and you'll barely feel your crown at all! Enjoy your bright smile today when you choose Dr. Eric K Borchert DDS.