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
- Porcelain fused to metal or zirconia
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.