Crowns Specialist

Sunrise Dental -  - Dentist

Sunrise Dental

Dentist located in Seattle, WA

Crowns are an excellent way to restore strength and appearance to teeth. Sunrise Dental of SeaTac offers Seattle and Burien, WA area patients Crowns and much more.

Crowns Q & A

What is a Crown?

The tooth has 2 basic sections - the root and the crown. The tooth crown is the exterior "cover" of the tooth. A dental crown is a restoration that is cemented atop the natural crown.

Why Are Dental Crowns Needed?

There are many different situations where a dental crown may be needed. Patients who have a large filling that covers over half the tooth's width need a dental crown for tooth protection and strengthening. After a root canal, the tooth is hollowed out, so a dental crown is needed to keep the tooth stable and to keep it from fracturing. If a tooth is fractured or otherwise damaged, a crown may be used to protect the damaged area and to prevent further damage. Dental crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes, for example, if a tooth is severely darkened or otherwise damaged a crown can conceal that damage completely.

What Are Dental Crowns Made From?

A variety of materials may be used to create dental crowns today. Crowns can be made from porcelain, composite resin, stainless steel, gold alloy, or other metal alloys. Each type of crown has its own unique advantages and potential drawbacks, from cost to appearance. The dental care team at Sunrise Dental of SeaTac is happy to help each patient determine which is ideal for their situation.

How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

The typical lifespan for a dental crown is 10 to 20 years. Just like natural teeth, dental crowns can be damaged, so patients should be sure that they treat their crowns with the same care that they give to their natural teeth. During regular dental check-ups, the dentist will evaluate the condition of the crown to make sure it is still in good shape and protecting the tooth properly.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Sunrise Dental of SeaTac, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept a variety of insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Best Life And Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Connection Dental
Dearborn National
Delta Dental