Upper and Lower Crown and Bridge
Teeth are tough, but they’re not invincible. Sometimes they get cracked, chipped, stained, or infected — and when that happens, dental crowns rescue them.
Made-to-measure, they replace the upper portion of a tooth, leaving you with a result that’s durable, comfortable, and indistinguishably natural-looking.
Dental crowns might not be a cosmetic procedure, but they’re still a big part of how your smile looks. With our extensive cosmetic dentistry experience, your smile will feel and look great.
Worried about metal? We get it. That’s why, as part of our commitment to holistic dental care, you have the option of getting zirconia crowns that are 100% metal-free.
*All photos are of work done by Dr. Balogh on actual patients
None of the photos have been retouched other than to crop images to the appropriate size and area of interest. These photos are examples only. The exact and potential outcome varies with each patient, depending on many factors such as the presenting condition(s), general health, and dental health, etc. If you wish to learn more we recommend contacting us for a consultation to discuss your concerns, treatment options, and results that are feasible for your dental condition.
Seattle Washington, 2003
We’ve helped hundreds of patients save and restore their teeth with dental crowns.
Our dentists know that a tooth needs to feel strong, fit well, and look great, and their years of training and experience in cosmetic and implant dentistry give them the skills to achieve that.
We’ll examine your tooth to see if a crown is the right option for you, and also answer any questions you have.
Next, we’ll take precise digital measurements to make sure your dental crown fits comfortably and looks natural.
We’ll begin carefully creating your dental crown, and you’ll receive a temporary crown to wear in the meantime.
Once your dental crown is ready, you’ll come in to have it secured to your tooth and refined for maximum comfort.
After wearing your crown for a while, you might feel like more adjustments are needed. No problem – we’ll fix them for you.
Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that have severe damage or staining that other restorative treatments – like bonding or fillings – can’t effectively treat.
They’re also used to support other treatments like root canal therapy, where they protect your tooth from future infections, and dental implants, where they act as a complete tooth replacement.
Dental crowns and root canal therapy often go together, but not always.
If your tooth has an infection but is still strong, you may need root canal therapy but not a dental crown.
Likewise, if your tooth has a crack or a chip but no infection, you may need a dental crown but not root canal therapy.
Dental crowns are effective at:
Not everyone can, or should, get a dental crown. In cases where damage or staining are mild, alternative treatments like bonding, fillings, or whitening may be a better choice.
The same is true for severe cases: if a tooth is too damaged or infected to be restored by a dental crown, then alternatives like dental implants or bridges are the better options.
Taking good care of a dental crown is just like taking good care of a natural smile.
As long as you’re diligent about taking care of your teeth by flossing, brushing, rinsing with mouthwash, and coming in for regular checkups, your dental crowns will last for years.
Dental crowns are available in many different materials, but – in general – they’re made out of porcelain, metal alloys, or zirconia (a type of ceramic).
Why are there different materials? Because teeth have different needs depending on where they’re located in your mouth. For example, the teeth near the back of your mouth are responsible for a lot of grinding and chewing, so they need to be especially strong and durable.
Get in touch with us to schedule a complimentary consultation or to learn more about the procedure and your options.