Family dentist in Port Orchard provides dental crowns for a variety of dental conditions
At Port Orchard Dental Care Center, we offer family dentist services to patients of all ages. We welcome children and adults who are faced with general and restorative dental needs and encourage them to work with our team of dedicated professionals. Dr. Barbara E. Karbassi and her team can help with restorative solutions such as dental crowns.
Dental crowns are restorations that are used to protect a natural tooth. They can cover the natural tooth or be used over a dental implant to restore the abutment. These versatile restorations are made for patients who need to strengthen a tooth or replace one.
The process of obtaining a dental crown starts with an evaluation. During this time, the dentist will determine if a patient can benefit from the placement of a crown. A crown can cover a dental implant to act as a false tooth. It can bond over the top of a tooth that has had a large filling, injury, or root canal therapy to give it an extra layer of protection. In other situations, the crown may cover a tooth that has been broken or is permanently stained, disguising imperfections for cosmetic purposes. The possibilities are endless!
Once patients have been determined a proper candidate, preparations begin. This often requires the removal of a thin portion of enamel all around the tooth. Then, impressions are completed and sent off to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the final crown. A temporary may be placed in the meantime until patients arrive back to the facility for the bonding of their new restoration. The entire process from start to finish takes approximately two weeks. Patients will enjoy their dental crowns for many years with proper maintenance and good oral health care habits.
Dr. Barbara E. Karbassi and the team of Port Orchard Dental Care Center encourage patients to book an appointment to learn more about dental crowns and other restorations readily available from this family dentist. Call today at (360) 876-6388 or visit the practice personally at 4601 Bethel Road SE.