Crowns Specialist

Sunrise Dental of North Bend

Rehan Syed Bashar, BDS, DDS, FICOI, FADIA, FAGD, MaCSD

General Dentist located in North Bend, WA

A chipped, worn down, or cracked tooth doesn’t have to get in the way of a beautiful smile. At Sunrise Dental of North Bend in North Bend, Washington, Rehan Syed Bashar, DDS, and the experienced dental team customize natural-looking crowns to restore your dental health. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental crowns, call today or book a consultation online.

Crowns Q&A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a manmade tooth that covers and protects your natural tooth. Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth weakened by tooth decay.

Crowns correct many dental issues, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that can’t support a large filling

Dental crowns also help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place. If you’ve had a root canal, the team at Sunrise Dental of North Bend often recommends a crown to protect what’s left of your tooth.

What are crowns made of?

Crowns are made of various materials and can look completely natural, depending on the material you select.

Porcelain bonded to precious metal

These are the most common materials for crowns. The crown is made by applying layers of porcelain over a base of precious metal, such as gold.

Full porcelain

The crown is made entirely of porcelain. Porcelain crowns are most commonly used for front teeth.

Full metal

These crowns are 100% gold or another noble metal. They’re a good option for your back molars because the material is strong enough to endure the forces of chewing.

Dr. Bashar discusses the various options and makes a recommendation based on the location of the tooth and other factors.

What should I expect when I get a crown?

You visit Sunrise Dental of North Bend a few times to get your crown installed. 

At the first visit, Dr. Bashar and the team prepare your tooth for the crown, take impressions of your tooth, and fit you with a temporary crown while a dental lab fabricates your permanent crown. All materials and manufacturing are done in the US and locally in Washington.

Dr. Bashar and his team make sure you’re comfortable. He numbs the tooth area, so preparing your tooth should feel similar to getting a filling.

Your permanent crown is usually ready about 1-2 weeks later. Dr. Bashar cements the permanent crown in place at the second visit.

If you have a tooth that’s fractured, worn down, or misshapen, a crown can restore your natural smile. Find out more by calling Sunrise Dental of North Bend today or booking a consultation online.