Dental Crowns

Dental Crown Services in Coeur d'Alene

Images of a tooth with a dental crown applied and one without . Dental crowns are bonded to a tooth in order to help restore oral health and improve the appearance of your smile. At Lakeview Dental Clinic, Dr. Matteson often recommends a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling, or to top off a dental implant.

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover bonded over a tooth to restore its shape and strength. Dental crowns are made of porcelain materials, and carefully color matched to your teeth.

A dental crown can be the right choice to recreate the appearance and function of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma.

The crown extends down to the gums in order to keep the smile seamlessly natural looking. Our Coeur d’Alene dental practice may recommend a crown to:

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Restore a broken or worn tooth
  • Protect a tooth, weakened from decay, from breaking
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large filling
  • Provide strength to a root canal treated tooth

Is A Dental Crown the Right Choice for Me?

Woman on a bike smiling and you can't tell which tooth has a dental crown. Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function.

After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain, and to smile with confidence.

How Long Will A Crown Last?

Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years. It really depends on the wear and tear the dental crown is exposed to and if a patient takes care of the crown by regularly brushing and flossing.

A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Matteson are important!

Schedule Your Consultation With Lakeview Dental Clinic Today!

If you want to know if a dental crown could be the right solution for your smile, give our Coeur d’Alene office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about crowns or any of the other services we offer.

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Matteson is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if a dental crown could be the best solution for your smile’s health!

If your tooth is suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, Dr. Matteson might recommend gentle root canal to help save it.