What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a type of restoration that covers and protects a damaged or compromised tooth. We offer ceramic and porcelain crowns, as well as same-day CEREC crowns that are made for you while you wait in the office. Crowns are made so that they blend in well with the rest of your smile. You may need a crown if your tooth has broken or cracked, or if you have a large filling that’s compromising the integrity of the tooth.

Why are Dental Crowns needed?

Crowns can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. They can be placed over virtually any and every tooth in the mouth. Some of the reasons you’ll need a crown include:

  • A tooth has broken or cracked
  • A tooth has a large filling in it
  • You’ve recently had a root canal
  • You have severe sensitivity issues
  • You have an older crown that needs replacement
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Jenna Shteyngart
I hate going to the dentist, my kids absolutely adamantly refuse to go to the dentists, but Dr Nellie totally changed our perspective! I mean yes customer service is superb, staff is friendly office is sterile and technology is great, but what won us over is how unbelievably painless the whole process was! My daughter who screams bloody murder at the sight of the dentist did not even bat an eye when Dr Nellie put a crown on her broken tooth. She was literally stunned with how quick and smooth the whole procedure went. My teeth are super sensitive and cleaning is a torture for me. I barely felt anything with Dr Nellie, and my teeth are super clean, white and smooth. Absolutely loved the experience at her clinic, and 100% would recommend.
Olga Romanenko
Just had a great experience in Federal Way Dentistry! Came for check up and broken tooth, Dr. Nellie offered me same day crown and like 90 min later I left the office with fixed tooth, new crown and clean teeth! I am really impressed with new technology and knowledge of the stuff! Federal Way Dentistry is my dentistry now.
Kathy Alyabyev
The staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Nellie recently took over the practice and her work is thoroughly done. If you have any questions, the staff and Dr. Nellie will gladly answer and put your mind at ease. I 100% Recommend Dr. Nellie and the staff at Federal Way Dentistry!!
Kat Solovjov
I wanted to recommend this dental office to everybody, the people are very friendly! Scheduling the appointment was super easy, I like how the website is super simple to use. Dr. Nellie is a great dentist! 5 stars
Jana Lamay
Dr. Nellie Solovjov is very efficient, thorough, and gentle. She truly cares about her patients; I would recommend her to family, friends, and everyone, especially people with children, for she is very kind, compassionate, and patient. Her supporting staff, the assistants, dental hygienists, and office staff are all wonderful, caring people as well. 10 stars to Federal Way Dentistry!
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Who is a good candidate for Dental Crowns?

With the help of an examination, we can help to determine if you might need a dental crown. Because crowns are custom made for each patient, they look completely natural and realistic. We even offer same-day CEREC crowns, which are permanent crowns that are made for you in the office while you wait. This prevents the need for a second appointment to have the permanent restoration put into place.

What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?

We start the process by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area. We then file down the tooth completely to make room for the new crown. For ceramic and porcelain crowns, we’ll take impressions and use these to craft a new crown. For same-day CEREC crowns, a digital impression is taken and put into our CEREC machine to make the crown for you while you wait. The permanent crown is then placed and filed down to improve its fit and feel.

If you think you might need a dental crown, and want to come in for the procedure, call our office today and we can help schedule you with an appointment.

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