Dental Crowns in Bend, OR

When it comes to restoring damaged teeth, dental crowns are a popular and effective treatment option. At Breathe Deep Dental, Dr. Sophie Diepenheim offers expert dental crown services, using only the latest techniques and materials, ensuring patients receive the highest quality care.

Why are Dental Crowns Important?

Dental crowns play a crucial role in restorative dentistry. They are custom-fitted caps placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are typically recommended for teeth that have been significantly damaged due to decay, fracture, or after a root canal procedure. They not only improve the functionality and aesthetics of the tooth but also protect it from further damage. Dr. Diepenheim’s expertise in designing, fitting, and placing dental crowns ensures patients can enjoy a beautiful, functional, and natural-looking smile.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Durability and Protection

One of the primary benefits of dental crowns is their durability. Made from robust materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal, crowns provide long-lasting protection for weakened teeth, guarding against further decay or damage.

Improved Appearance

Dental crowns can significantly enhance the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth. They are crafted to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Enhanced Functionality

Crowns restore the functionality of damaged teeth, allowing patients to eat and speak without discomfort. They distribute bite forces evenly, reducing the stress on other teeth and preventing issues like misalignment.

The Dental Crowns Treatment Process

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Initial Consultation and Preparation

The first step in getting a dental crown involves a thorough examination by Dr. Diepenheim. This includes assessing the damaged tooth and preparing it for the crown. The preparation process might involve reshaping the tooth to ensure a proper fit. Impressions of the tooth are then taken to create a custom crown.


Creating the Crown

The impressions taken during the first visit are used to fabricate the dental crown. At Breathe Deep Dental, we work with trusted dental labs who use advanced technology to ensure that each crown is precisely crafted to match the patient's tooth in terms of color, shape, and size.


Fitting and Adjusting the Crown

The final step involves fitting the custom-made crown onto the prepared tooth. Dr. Diepenheim ensures that the crown fits comfortably and functions properly. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure a perfect fit, and then the crown is permanently cemented in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental crowns last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last for many years. The lifespan varies depending on the material used and the patient's oral hygiene practices. Regular check-ups at Breathe Deep Dental can help prolong the life of your crown.

Are dental crowns noticeable?

Modern dental crowns are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable.