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Placing Dental Crowns
Vancouver, WA


Image of a dental crown being placed at Alder Dental in Vancouver, WA. Dental crowns are an ideal and affordable solution for damaged, chipped, or missing teeth. These crowns are placed on damaged teeth to serve as a covering and protect and restore the tooth’s shape when a filling doesn’t resolve the problem. Placing dental crowns requires the right expertise since they must be created in the right size for your teeth. These crowns are usually made with ceramics, resin, porcelain, and metal. Dental crowns are durable and strong compared to other treatments.

Dr. Brian Alder and Dr. Alder at Alder Dental can help you identify the right type of dental crowns for you based on multiple factors, including your overall oral health and the severity of the damage. A thorough assessment of your teeth is done to find the ideal treatment that can enhance your dental health.

Types of Dental Crowns


Dental crowns are available in a range of types with their own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common ones are as follows:
•  Metal
•  Metal and porcelain
•  All-Resin
•  Porcelain
•  Ceramic
•  Ceramic and porcelain

What Happens During Dental Crown Placement?


Getting any dental procedure can be a nerve-wracking experience but understanding the procedure can take some stress out of the experience. The placement of dental crowns is an easy process and can be done in the following steps:
•  An assessment is conducted to determine the right dental crown
•  The dentist prepares your teeth by giving local anesthesia
•  Tooth impressions are taken to create the customized crown
•  Temporary crown is placed until the next appointment
•  Temporary crown is replaced by the final dental crown in the second appointment

If you choose a same-day crowns, the entire procedure is conducted in a single dentist trip. The dental crown is created with the CEREC machine and is made with ceramic.

Benefits of Ceramic Crowns


While there is a range of dental crowns, ceramic dental crowns are the most popular choice among many patients. Here are some of the benefits of ceramic crowns:
•  Offers the most natural look
•  Higher strength and durability compared to other dental crowns
•  No allergic reactions since no metals are used
•  No absorption of metal
•  No risk of infection
•  Free from mercury

Should You Get Same-Day Crowns?


If you are looking for a quick solution for your dental issues, then same-day crowns can be ideal for you. Same-day crowns are placed in a single dental appointment and are an excellent solution for emergencies and urgent dental care.

Dental crowns are perfect for fixing missing, broken, and decayed teeth. Dental crowns, particularly ceramic crowns, have higher durability and can last for a long time, depending on oral hygiene habits. It can be confusing to determine which material or type of crown can be best for you, but our dentists can guide you about the best options available and recommend the ideal fit for you.

The cost of your dental crown will be based on numerous factors, including the material and type of crown you select and the number of damaged or missing teeth. Our dental team at Alder Dental first conducts a dental examination to find the best treatment for you. We also offer same-day crown treatment.


Office Hours:


Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 2:30pm

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