Restore your teeth with natural-looking, all-porcelain dental crowns

There are many reasons why your teeth don’t always appear or function as they should. Injury or decay could compromise your teeth, resulting in reduced oral function. Sometimes, your teeth may be severely discolored or appear smaller than the rest, which messes up with the aesthetics of your smile.

When your smile needs a lift, porcelain crowns from White Sage Dentistry are an excellent solution for improving the shape, size, color, and strength of your teeth. No matter why you need a dental crown, the choice of the dentist matters. Installing dental crowns requires a skillful and experienced dentist to ensure proper placement and installation of your crown.

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Why you may need a dental crown

Dr. Shruti Jadeja and the team offer porcelain dental crowns for several reasons. First, a dental crown can rebuild your tooth’s structure if it’s been severely decayed or damaged. Our porcelain crowns encase your tooth, restoring its shape and health.

The other reasons you may need a dental crown include the following:

  • To secure a traditional dental bridge
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Replacing an old or worn-out filling
  • Aesthetically improving your stubbornly discolored tooth

While dental crowns can be made from metal and other materials, we prefer all ceramic /porcelain crowns because they can be color-matched with your natural enamel to deliver real-looking results. Besides, porcelain crowns are stain-resistant and biocompatible for many patients.

What does it take to get dental crowns?

The first step to improving your teeth with dental crowns is to book a consultation with Dr. Jadeja. She will evaluate your overall dental health to determine whether dental crowns suit you.

If you are eligible for a dental crown, the next step is to prepare your tooth. Our dental team files down and reshapes your damaged tooth to create room for a dental crown. Then, we take your bite impressions that our lab technicians use to custom-make your crown restoration. As you wait for your dental crown, we install a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth.

During your second appointment, we will remove the temporary restoration and clean and sanitize your tooth to remove any traces of harmful bacteria. After making a few adjustments to your new crown, we bond it to your tooth using dental cement. Now you can flaunt your restored smile for the whole world to see.

Restore your smile with natural-looking dental crowns

Ready to improve the health and appearance of your teeth with dental crowns? Our team is ready to help. We use advanced dental techniques to deliver long-lasting and life-looking dental restorations. To get started, please dial (503) 877-1626 to schedule an appointment with White Sage Dentistry.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a fabricated covering that is placed over a weak or damaged tooth. A dental crown can help to protect a tooth and improve or restore its appearance by completely covering the visible part of the tooth.

Why would I need a dental crown?

You may benefit from a dental crown if you have a tooth that is damaged or unattractive. Dental crowns can be placed over fractured, cracked, decayed, stained, or misshapen teeth. They may also be used to protect a tooth after root canal therapy, to cover a dental implant, or to support a dental bridge.

What are the different types of dental crowns available?

Dental crowns can be composed of many different types of materials ranging from metal to ceramic. We prefer to place fully ceramic or porcelain crowns because they look more natural and are often more biocompatible and even stain resistant.

How is a dental crown placed?

Once we have determined that you could benefit from a dental crown, your tooth may need to be reshaped to fit the crown. We will then take impressions so that your crown can be fabricated to perfectly match your smile. We will place a temporary crown until your final restoration is ready, and once we receive your final crown, we will remove the temporary crown and clean and disinfect the tooth so that the final crown can be cemented over the tooth.

Are dental crowns painful to get?

No, we are committed to ensuring that you have a comfortable dental experience, so we will provide anesthetic to numb the area. This will minimize any discomfort during the process of preparing your tooth or placing your crown.

Shruti Jadeja DDS

Dr. Shruti Jadeja

Shruti Jadeja, DDS graduated from dental school in India, her home country, where she practiced dentistry for three years before moving to the USA in 2010. She worked with a great researcher at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Oral Biology and studied at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After living in California and Colorado, she moved to Oregon, where she has been providing compassionate, high-quality dental care for patients from the community.

Dr. Jadeja’s goal is healthy, happy smiles for all patients in and around Salem, Oregon.