Serving Kirkland and the Greater Eastside since 2005
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    ““Ever since I have met Dr. Jen Kim and her excellent staff about nine years ago I had continuous great experience there with all of my dental needs. Even after changing my residence address from Kirkland to Redmond I've decided to stay with Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!””

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What are dental crowns used for?

Dental crowns are typically used to cover and protect a tooth that has cracked, broken, or is significantly damaged by decay. The tooth is shaped to allow the crown to fit over the top and then the crown is bonded into place. Crowns are created to look like your teeth, and most people will never know the difference.

Crowns are also used to restore dental implants. In this case, instead of being affixed to your own tooth, the crown is attached to an implant, which has been surgically placed in the space where a tooth used to be. This allows us to replace missing teeth with crowns that both look and function like your own teeth.

Crowns are also used in cosmetic dentistry to cover and conceal a tooth that is severely damaged, didn’t develop properly, or has significant discoloration that can be corrected with tooth whitening.

Today’s crowns are aesthetic and blend in flawlessly with your own natural teeth. This is a huge improvement from previous crown technology, which often left an unpleasant gray line right at the gumline. Today, most people will never know your secret!

To find out if crowns are right for you, call the office of Kirkland dentist Dr. Jen Kim and schedule a consultation appointment.