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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges offer us a way to repair and replace teeth in a way that creates lasting function and an attractive smile.

At Kingsgate Dental Clinic in Kirkland, patients receive care that gives them the best value for their investment. This is accomplished with our use of the latest technology and dental materials.

Dental crowns

Historically, dental crowns have been made of metal, or with a base of metal and an overlay of ceramic or porcelain. However, there are disadvantages to this approach.

Metal crowns pose a few problems to the optimal outcome we want. First, some people are allergic to metal. The tissue around the crown may become inflamed and recession may occur as a result. Second, we cannot see through a metal crown on x-ray images. This means that decay or infection can exist without us knowing it, and we always like to know what is going on in our patients' mouths.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Kirkland -  Dental Crown ProcedureDr. Kelley does not use metal crowns. Instead, she treats patients with all-porcelain or ceramic restorations. These materials look and behave like natural enamel, expanding and contracting at a similar rate. Also, x-rays can see through these materials, allowing us to detect potential problems.

Crowns may be used restoratively or cosmetically. The process takes only two visits over the course of about two weeks. After reducing the tooth to accommodate the crown, an impression is taken. We place a temporary restoration to protect the tooth from damage and sensitivity, and send the model of the tooth to the dental lab. A custom crown is ready for placement in about ten days. Before bonding the crown to the tooth, Dr. Kelley evaluates its fit and appearance, as well as the bite.

Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges Kirkland -  DentalA dental bridge is a wonderful option for the individual who needs to replace a tooth. This prosthesis is a framework of three "teeth." The two outer teeth are dental crowns, and the middle tooth is a pontic, or artificial tooth. This tooth will sit on the gums in the gap, stabilized by the crowns that are fitted over the teeth on each side of the gap. Bridgework has advantages and disadvantages that are discussed during your consultation for care.

We care about your smile! Contact Kingsgate Dental Clinic for preventive or restorative care.



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  • Kingsgate Dental
    Rating : 5 Dental Crowns and Bridges Kirkland - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental and Dr Kelley for years to come.
  • Kingsgate Dental
    Rating : 5 Dental Crowns and Bridges Kirkland - 5 Star Rating Review Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment. As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, I am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley and her hygienists who have been there for over 20 years, are by far the most indepth and thorough at cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more than a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitrous, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable.
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