Restore your smile with crowns from Hennessey Family Dentistry!
Dr. Ted Hennessey has provided patients in the Lynnwood, WA community with beautiful, natural-looking crowns for more than ten years. He and our team at Hennessey Family Dentistry have the experience and expertise you deserve when restoring your smile to its original health and beauty. We’re so proud of our crowns that we offer a five-year warranty! We use a lab located in our building to make all of our crowns and bridges.
What is a crown?
Crowns are used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both, though full-porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
The benefits of crowns at Hennessey Family Dentistry:
- Appearance: Crowns can make a tooth with a big filling look better, and can dramatically improve the aesthetics of a front tooth that has a filling.
- Strength: Crowns also help protect a tooth from fracturing, which can essentially save the tooth from being removed, and give the tooth a stronger, more even biting surface.
Crown Treatment Process
Getting a crown typically requires two appointments to our Lynnwood dental office. The first is a preparation with impressions, shaping, and placing a temporary crown. Dr. Hennessey will send your records to our local Lynnwood dental lab, where a high-quality custom crown will be created to ideally blend in with the rest of your teeth.
During your second appointment, the permanent crown will be placed. Dr. Hennessey will affix the crown onto the existing tooth, fully covering the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface.