Dr. Adam Jensen uses dental crowns to…
- Aid in the repair of missing or decayed teeth
- Protect against decay and damage
- Complete a root canal or implant procedure
Our crowns are high-tech and easy to care for. We offer many choices of styles and materials, including natural-looking tooth-colored crowns.
Have you been told by another dentist you need a root canal or implant? Call us at (907) 868-3000 to get a free second opinion.
When is a dental crown needed?
Dental crowns are most commonly used as the final restoration following a root canal or dental implant procedure. Crowns restore the shape, function, and appearance of a tooth that’s been damaged or lost due to disease, decay, or injury.
After a root canal when the decayed portion of the tooth has been removed, the crown acts as a “cap.” It covers and protects the remaining healthy tooth structure, keeping it healthy for as long as possible.
When an implant is used to replace a missing tooth, a crown takes the place of the entire missing tooth. It attaches securely to the implant and will look/feel just like a real tooth.
In some cases, crowns may also be used to create attachment points for a bridge to replace one or more missing teeth.
Let’s talk about your options — get a free second opinion!
When crafting a crown, we begin by taking an impression of your tooth that’s used to make the crown itself. We partner with a local lab who then makes the finished crown. It takes about 2 weeks and we’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear in the meantime.
Before you have a crown made, we’ll talk about the different materials and the benefits of each. Some composite porcelain-like materials are designed to match the exact shade of your natural teeth. Other materials like gold are known for their durability but don’t have that natural appearance.
Dr. Jensen will answer your questions and help you make the choice that’s best for you. Schedule your appointment at our Anchorage, AK office to get a free second opinion.
How long will my crown last?
With proper at-home care and regular cleanings and exams, you can expect your crown to last 15 years or more. Other factors, including your health, can affect the durability of your crown.
Is a crown better than a filling?
When a tooth is badly damaged or decayed, a crown offers additional protection a filling can’t. Large fillings also don’t provide the stability or durability of a carefully-crafted crown.
Is gold the best material for a crown?
There are many materials available for crowns, including gold and porcelain. Dr. Jensen will help you select the best material for your dental crown.
How do I prevent gum disease near my crown?
Brush and floss daily, paying particular attention to the gum line around the crown. Keep up with your exams to assess your gum disease risk and track changes to your health.
We accept all dental insurances!
We are in-network with Premera Blue Cross, Delta Dental, Moda, Aetna, Cigna, United Concordia, MetLife, TRICARE, and more. We’ll file paperwork, explain what’s covered, and help you maximize your insurance benefits.
Have a question about how much your crown will cost with dental insurance? Call our Anchorage dentist office today at (907) 868-3000.
Anchorage Dentist Office
Address: 9138 Arlon St. Ste. B3, Anchorage, AK 99507
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM
Find us near Abbott Road and Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage.
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