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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns In Honolulu, HI

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There are several ways a tooth can be repaired after sustaining damage from decay or trauma. One of the most common and reliable ways dentists can restore both function and form to a defective tooth is by applying a dental crown. Crowns are a versatile restoration: they finish off root canals and fill in empty spaces with a bridge. In many instances, dental crowns allow the root structure of natural teeth to remain fixed in place while compensating for the loss of the upper portion of the tooth.

Our Honolulu dental office provides custom crowns to restore damaged or weakened teeth. Dr. Dino Dee DDS is one of the top dentists in Honolulu, so you can be assured you will receive the best quality care and restoration services at our office.  

What Are Crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow, tooth-shaped shells that fit over teeth to protect and strengthen them. In size and shape, crowns look like the top portion of a natural tooth. Since the crown encases a tooth completely, the restoration is a good choice if you want to conceal an imperfection. 

Crowns must be tough enough to handle the strong forces involved in chewing and biting. They're made of a variety of durable materials, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, ceramic, gold and nickel. All crowns have a hollowed-out section inside, which allows them to fit snugly over the top of a natural tooth. The only exception are crowns that are used in the middle section of a bridge; these restorations are solid because they are taking the place of a missing natural tooth.

Dental Crown Process

Dr. Dee, your Honolulu dentist, will prepare your natural teeth for crowns by first taking measurements of the space where the crown will be placed. The next part of the process involves removing any decay and preparing the tooth for the dental crown. After Dr. Dee prepares the tooth and files it, he'll make an impression of your mouth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory that creates the crown. You'll receive a temporary crown, which you'll wear for the next two or three weeks until your permanent crown arrives. When you return to our office, he will test the fit of your new crown and make adjustments before permanently attaching it to your tooth with a bonding cement. 

With proper care and regular checkups, crowns can last as long as 20 years, allowing the wearer to smile and eat normally without risking the health of the remaining teeth.


5 Extraordinary Benefits of Dental Crowns

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#1- Fix Dental Problems

Dental crowns are routinely used to restore broken, cracked, chipped, badly decayed teeth. Crowns are also used to protect teeth following root canal treatment and as a part of a dental bridge. If you are in need of a dental crown, putting off treatment could jeopardize the health of your tooth and cause it to be damaged beyond repair.

#2- Enhance Your Smile

All-porcelain crowns are beautiful and provide the best natural color of all the crowns. Because all-porcelain crowns are the most cosmetically pleasing, they're usually used for the front teeth. Nothing gives the same translucency, depth, and luster like an all-porcelain dental crown.

#3- A Better Color Match

It's important that you have a dental crown that matches the rest of your teeth. Your dentist can choose from over 10 shades and give you a dental crown that is better matched to the natural shade of your teeth.

#4- Strength and Durability

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are known for their exceptional durability and great strength. They are also very strong and can produce pleasing aesthetics.

#5- Improve Oral Function

It's difficult to eat when you have a broken tooth. A dental crown will give you the ability chew all the foods you love again. Dental crowns restore the structure of the teeth so you can eat in comfort and with confidence.

If you are in need of a dental crown, why wait? We can help you today.


If you are interested in restoring your teeth with dental crowns, call Dino Dee, DDS in Honolulu, HI
today at (808) 942-8877 to learn more or to schedule an appointment!

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