Cosmetic Dentistry & Reconstructive Dentistry located in East Wenatchee, WA

Crowns services offered in East Wenatchee, WA

If you’ve cracked or chipped one of your teeth, you know how much that tiny flaw can interfere with your daily living. Imperfections might change your smile or sap your confidence in social settings, in addition to causing you pain. At Fluegge Family Dentistry in Wenatchee, Washington, Matt Fluegge, DDS, and his team have the experience and expertise it takes to restore problematic teeth to their desired size and shape. Dr. Fluegge provides restorative services, including Cerec® and porcelain crowns. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book online today.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns also called caps, are used to restore the strength and appearance of teeth that are severely weak, worn, cracked, or discolored.

Crowns can help strengthen teeth with large fillings if there isn’t enough remaining tooth tissue to hold the filling properly. They can also use them to restore chipped or cracked teeth or protect teeth prone to breaking. If you ever have a dental implant, a crown will be used to cap it off and give the appearance of a healthy and natural tooth.

Crowns can also be used to:

  • Repair teeth that are worn down by grinding
  • Replace misshapen teeth
  • Replace severely discolored teeth
  • Attach a bridge

Your crowns are custom designed to look and feel natural. In addition to making customized crowns from impressions of your teeth to ensure that the crown fits just right, Dr. Fluegge will also consider the shape, bite, length, and color of your natural teeth.

Are all dental crowns the same?

Many types of crowns can be used on your teeth. At Fluegge Family Dentistry, Dr. Fluegge and his team use the following:

Porcelain Crowns

The affected tooth is reshaped with porcelain crowns to augment with porcelain, a natural-looking synthetic material. There are many different porcelains, each with unique strengths and weaknesses.

Single Visit Cerec Crowns

It’s now possible to complete crowns from start to finish in a single visit. By utilizing the latest in CAD and CAM technology, Dr. Fluegge and his team can fabricate all porcelain crowns while you wait and finish them the same day. These are the best fitting and most esthetic crowns available in the industry.

Dr. Fluegge believes crowns should be a last resort for teeth and prefers to try other alternatives first.

What does a crown procedure involve?

Getting a dental crown typically requires one visit. During your stay, Dr. Fluegge will begin by numbing the area around the tooth receiving the crown. Next, he removes any decay or old restorations from the tooth. Then he’ll file it down to prepare it for the crown.

If you’re receiving Single Visit Cerec Crowns, your crowns will be made in the office and finished on the same day.

To learn more about dental crowns and find out if they are the right fit for you, call the office to schedule a consultation or book online today.