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Dental crowns are commonly used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to repair or improve the appearance of an affected tooth. For all intents and purposes, a dental crown in University Place, Washington, is a nearly perfect replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. It is often crafted from porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. It is secured in place by a strong dental adhesive that holds it to an abutment that is formed from the dentin and other healthy internal structures of the tooth.

The material Dr. Dennis Burrell recommends for the crown will include several factors, including the tooth’s location, primary function and prevalence in your smile.

Gold alloy and base metal crowns are known for being very durable. This makes them a good choice for molars and some premolars because they are often called upon to chew and grind tough foods.

In a cosmetic dental treatment, your dentist will usually recommend a porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown to restore a tooth in your smile. The porcelain material can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth, making it appear as if it was one of your natural teeth.

If you have a tooth in need of repair or cosmetic restoration, you should call 253-564-7645 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC. Your dentist is happy to help you!