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Spokane, WA dentist provides natural looking dental crowns

A discolored or damaged tooth has a big impact on your smile. It can also affect your ability to chew comfortably and speak clearly. Lifelike porcelain ​dental crownscorrect functional and cosmetic flaws. Patients in the ​Spokane, WAarea choose Dr. Richard Weigand for ​leading edge techniques ​and a wealth of clinical experience with proven results.

Imperfections that can be addressed with dental crowns

A crown is sometimes called a tooth cap because it covers tooth structure. While crowns can be made of gold, other metals, or a thin shell of porcelain over a metal core, Dr. Weigand finds his patients are most satisfied with lustrous all porcelain crowns. The natural appearance is especially important for a front tooth crown, but modern dental ceramics are strong enough for molar restorations, too.

Dr. Weigand may recommend a tooth crown in these situations:

  • Severe tooth decay, leaving a cavity too large to support a composite filling
  • Damaged teeth, such as a piece broken off or a significant fracture
  • Teeth worn down or damaged from bruxing (clenching and grinding)
  • Protect a tooth that has had root canal therapy
  • As the finishing restoration on a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
  • As anchors for a dental bridge

Porcelain teeth have cosmetic applications, as well. A crown can be placed on a healthy tooth to hide deep discoloration or to improve the shape, size, or enamel finish of a tooth. Call (509) 485-8620 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weigand to learn more about your options.

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