Oregon City Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are designed to provide a durable and protective barrier over the entire visible portion of the tooth, thereby preventing further damage or decay.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are tooth-shaped restorations that are placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, strength, function, and appearance.

Dental crowns protect and strengthen teeth that are significantly weakened by decay, large fillings, cracks or fractures, or root canal treatment. They are designed to provide a durable and protective barrier over the entire visible portion of the tooth, thereby preventing further damage or decay.

A crown might also be beneficial in cases where a single tooth suffers from significant discoloration, shape irregularities or other cosmetic concerns.

Pioneer Dental make crowns in its in-house dental lab customized to match the color, shape and size of our patient’s natural teeth, resulting in a natural looking smile.

Dental crowns are known for their durability and longevity. With proper care and maintenance, crowns can last for many years. They are made from materials such as porcelain or ceramic compounds that are resistant to wear and provide reliable strength and stability.

Pioneer Dental typically recommends dental crowns when more conservative treatments like dental fillings or dental bonding are not sufficient to restore the tooth.

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Same Day Dental Crown with Pioneer Dental Lab

Pioneer Dental can complete dental crowns in a single day thanks to advanced dental technology including CAD/CAM systems, automated milling systems and other platforms collectively know as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) systems.

At the Pioneer Dental lab, the entire crown procedure is completed in a single dental visit. Here’s an overview of the process:

  1. Tooth preparation: The tooth receiving the crown is prepared by removing any decay or damaged portions.

  2. Digital impression: A digital impression is taken using a specialized intraoral scanner. The scanner captures a detailed 3D image of the prepared tooth.

  3. CAD/CAM design: The digital impression is used to create a virtual model of the tooth on a computer, customizing its shape, size, and appearance to match the patient’s natural teeth.

  4. Crown fabrication: Once the design is finalized, the CAD data is sent to a milling machine that fabricates the crown from a solid block of ceramic in 15 minutes or so.

  5. Placement: The final crown is fit, adjusted and bonded to the prepared tooth.

A Note About Cosmetic Bonding from Pioneer Dental

By utilizing CAD/CAM technology and CEREC systems Pioneer Dental can provide patients with same-day crowns, substantially speeding the treatment process and time and eliminating the need for a second visit and the temporary crown process.

That, however, does not mean that you dental crown is a mass produced, one-size-fits-all product. Our highly skilled dental technicians utilize the machines to facilitate and speed the design and initial manufacturing of your crown. At that stage of its development, your crown is correctly sized and representative of the shape or your other teeth in order to be an excellent fit in its place in your mouth.

The final stages of the process involve a hands-on series of steps by a highly trained dental artisan with the goal of producing an appliance with a jewel-like quality and with a color and translucence designed to be nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

It is this level of care and artistry, combined with the close proximity of the dental lab and dental office that truly sets Pioneer Dental apart when it comes to restorative dentistry.

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Dental Crown Recommendations

“I have had several procedures done at this location by several different dentists. They have all been great experiences. My most recent was a crown. I really appreciated how thoroughly they really put me at ease”

  • George

“My family has been going to Dr Raleigh for the last 3 years. He is by far my favorite dentist. I've had a few crowns, fillings and cleanings. All of the employees are polite, respectful and easy to work with.”

  • Sarah

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