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Located in the Historic Hollywood Neighborhood: 4433 NE Tillamook St., Portland, OR 97213
OFFICE HOURS: Mon 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM • Tues 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM • Wed Closed • Thurs 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
• Fri 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Sat Closed • Sun Closed.

Dental Crowns


Blue Sky Dental Dental CrownsDental crowns are often used when a tooth is in need of structural help, but that is not the only reason for turning to crowns. They can help in many situations where a tooth needs a bit of assistance. It may be cosmetic, aesthetics, or to help you be able to chew more normally, but no matter why you get them, they can be incredibly helpful in the right circumstances. Dental crowns can be made of a wide variety of materials, and can be put over any tooth that needs it, within your mouth.

The Purpose for Dental Crowns

There are many reasons that one would turn to a crown. The most common reasons include:
•  Your tooth is no longer structurally sound to chew on, often due to injury or decay
•  Your tooth cracked and could continue to crack until split if left uncovered
•  Your tooth has undergone a root canal and needs to be covered
•  Your fillings are too large to be filled through more traditional methods
•  Your filling cracked your tooth and a crown could hold the filling and the tooth in place
•  Your tooth needs to be covered up for cosmetic reasons

The type of crown you get often depends on the purpose for the crown as well. If you are getting a cosmetic crown, it is often going to be naturally colored, and it is often going to be located in the front portion of the mouth. However, if you are getting a crown on a fractured tooth in the back of your mouth, it will often be made of metal to help it remain durable for a longer period of time.

The Types of Dental Crowns

For those who need dental crowns right up front, most dentists will turn to porcelain crowns. This material is easily able to replicate the color of a natural tooth, but it is more delicate. The type of biting done on the front teeth is often lighter than that of the back teeth, allowing this material to stand up better long-term. Porcelain on top of metal is another combination used for dental crowns, but these are able to replicate the look of a natural tooth, but offer slightly more durability than porcelain can on its own. If you are looking for a material that can be incredibly durable and stand up to what you have going on in the back of your mouth, then you want a gold crown. These will stay in place and put up with an extreme amount of pressure without the risks for breakage that the porcelain has.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia is one of the most popular materials used to make crowns because they look natural and are very durable. It is not unreasonable to expect a zirconia crown to last a very long time. Zirconia is crystalline in structure and share many aesthetic similarities to natural teeth.

E-Max Crowns

E-Max crowns are made of a specific variety of ceramic known as lithium distillate. Lithium distillate is an extremely tough and long-lasting material that offers our clients a solid option in crown material.

Getting dental crowns requires two visits to ensure that you get the right fit on the crown, since the crown is custom designed in a laboratory specifically to fit in your bite. If you want to find out more information about dental crowns and how they could improve your smile, call Dr. Daby at Blue Sky Dental today and find out which options are going to best suit your specific needs.
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Dr. Brett Daby
4433 NE Tillamook Street
Portland, OR 97213
PHONE: (503) 345-9693

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