Dental Crowns in Issaquah

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, often simply referred to as “crowns,” are a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. These restorations are typically used when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Dental crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. Dr. Alexandra Cristescu at Eastside Family Dentistry in Issaquah is highly skilled and experienced in providing dental crown treatments to her patients.

The Dental Crowns Treatment Process

Initial Consultation and Examination

The first step in the dental crown process involves a consultation and thorough examination with Dr. Cristescu. During this appointment, she will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and discuss your dental health goals. If a dental crown is deemed the best treatment option, she will explain the process in detail, ensuring you understand the procedure and any alternatives that may be available.


To prepare your tooth for a crown, Dr. Cristescu will remove any decay and shape the tooth to fit the crown. This process may involve filing down the tooth or building it up with a filling material to support the crown. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression will be made of the tooth and surrounding teeth to ensure the crown fits perfectly. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory where your custom crown will be created.


Once your custom crown has been created, Dr. Cristescu will schedule a second appointment for the crown placement. During this appointment, she will place the crown over your prepared tooth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Once you and Dr. Cristescu are satisfied with the fit and appearance, the crown will be cemented into place, completing the process.

The Benefits Of Dental Crowns

  • Improved Tooth Function
    One of the main benefits of dental crowns is the restoration of tooth function. If a tooth is damaged or decayed, it can make eating and speaking difficult. A dental crown can restore the shape and size of the tooth, allowing for normal function. Plus, because crowns are custom-made, they can be designed to match the shape and size of your natural teeth, providing a seamless fit.

  • Enhanced Aesthetic Appearance
    Dental crowns not only restore function, but they can also significantly enhance the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Whether it’s a tooth that’s discolored, misshapen, or simply unattractive, a dental crown can cover the imperfection and provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. 

  • Long-Lasting Durability
    Dental crowns are designed to be long-lasting and durable. With proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, a dental crown can last for many years. This makes them a cost-effective solution for those looking to restore the function and appearance of their teeth. Dr. Cristescu uses high-quality materials to ensure the longevity of your dental crowns.

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