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Dealing with any sort of tooth decay presents a lot of problems, the most pressing of which is what cosmetic dentistry option you’ll choose to fix your problems. From veneers, bonding, and bridges, the choices are overwhelming.

One of the most popular choices is to have your teeth-in-need receive a dental crown. Let’s take a look at what that process entails here at Express Dental Care in Lynnwood, Washington.

What are they?

Crowns are exactly what they sound like – a crown for your tooth. What they do is restore the biting surface of a tooth that’s been compromised due to cavities, tooth decay, or an infection.

How do they work?

Crowns are custom-built to fit in your mouth, and match the size, shape, and color of the rest of the teeth in your mouth. You’ll have to have a mold taken of your teeth first, from which a crown will be made. Then, once the crown is finished, it’ll be cemented into place over the damaged tooth.

Do they last?

Crowns have a reputation for longevity so long as you’re willing to keep up a good oral hygiene routine. Regular brushing, flossing, and use of mouthwash will ensure your crown doesn’t go anywhere.

At the end of the day, you’ll have to discuss your options with Dr. Matthew Hernandez and take his input into account before making a choice on which restoration option you’ll choose. To make an appointment, call us today at 425-672-8494.