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Dental Crown Treatment, A Long-Term Solution to Fixing Damaged Teeth

Try as you may to take good care of your teeth; there may come a time when you sustain tooth damage due to a traumatic injury. A slip and fall at work or a sports collision on the field could result in a fractured or broken tooth. Your Kirkland, Washington dentist from Kingsgate Dental may recommend a dental crown to repair your damaged tooth. Crowning a damaged tooth can fortify its structure to restore its usefulness.

Dentist for Crowns in Kirkland WA Area

Purpose of Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns are restorations that serve an important purpose in dentistry. Repairing damaged teeth is one of those purposes. Dr. Ann Kelley may recommend a dental crown to:

  • Repair a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth so it can continue to be used
  • Treat a severely decayed tooth that can’t be fixed with a regular filling
  • Keep a weak or worn tooth from crumbling
  • Protect a frail tooth that’s undergone root canal therapy

Dental crowns are also used as replacement teeth for dental implants and as support for dental bridges. Cosmetic crowns can conceal tooth stains and imperfections or alter the size and shape of an irregular tooth to improve its overall appearance.

Actual Before And After Results

Before and After image of Crowns in Kirkland WA Area

Types of Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns can be composed of different materials. The most common materials for crowns are ceramic, porcelain, ceramic or porcelain fused to metal, and gold crowns. With proper care, these crowns can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years, depending on how you use your teeth. Some factors to consider when choosing your crown are:

  • Your tooth’s location
  • The amount of damage your tooth has sustained
  • Visibility of your crown when you smile
  • Crown cost 


Good oral care in the form of regular brushing, flossing, routine dental cleanings, and healthy lifestyle habits can help extend the lifespan of your crown.

Dentist for Crowns Near Me 

Working with an experienced dental crown dentist like Dr. Ann Kelley can help maximize your dental crown treatment. To learn more about dental crowns for damaged teeth, contact the team at Kingsgate Dental, Kirkland, WA, at (425) 385-0080.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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