BEING PART OF THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 30 YEARS, WE ARE TRYING TO DO OUR PART AND HELP GET EVERYONE THROUGH THE CURRENT DILEMMA. UNTIL THE CURRENT STATE REMOVES THEIR EMERGENCY MANDATES, WE WILL BE CONSOLIDATING TO OUR HILLSBORO OFFICE. WE WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE OUR ALOHA AND FOREST GROVE LOCATIONS TO PUT ALL OUR RESOURCES INTO KEEPING ONE FACILITY OPEN. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO TREAT EMERGENCIES AND PATIENTS WITH URGENT DENTAL CONCERNS. WE WILL BE DONATING OUR EXTRA SUPPLIES TO LOCAL HOSPITALS TO HELP THEM IN THEIR EFFORT TO BETTER CARE FOR THOSE AFFECTED. TO ALSO HELP, WE ARE NOW EXPANDING OUR HOURS IN HILLSBORO TO BE OPEN MONDAY – SATURDAY FROM 8 AM TO 7 PM. WE HOPE THESE EXTENDED HOURS WILL NOT ONLY BETTER SERVE OUR PATIENTS BUT WILL HELP KEEP DENTAL EMERGENCIES FROM OVERLOADING VALUE SPACE IN EMERGENCY ROOMS.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

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Education and information are important, and we have found that patients who ask questions and stay involved in their dental care have better outcomes. We always welcome your questions, and we are happy to take the time to address your concerns.

Check out our list of questions patients often ask us about our practice, the services we provide, and dental care in general. If you have a question that isn’t answered here or you would like more information, you are always welcome to call our office or send us an email using our convenient online form.
 

Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns in Aloha ORDifferent from a tooth filling, which is designed to restore a small area of your tooth, a dental crown replaces your whole tooth. It is made of ceramic porcelain, which reflects light in the same way a natural tooth does to blend seamlessly with your smile. A crown also takes the same shape as your tooth so your bite functions properly and you're able to eat and chew with ease.

Dr. Smith may recommend a dental crown for these situations:

  • For a tooth that is decayed, broken, or damaged beyond what a filling can repair
  • To strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • For a tooth that is cracked or broken
  • To restore a dental implant in a single tooth replacement

It typically takes two dental visits and about two weeks to complete a dental crown. Dr. Smith will make a temporary crown and prepare your tooth for its new restoration during your first visit. It then takes about two weeks to craft your new tooth at a dental laboratory. Once your new crown is ready, you'll return to Smith Dental to have it placed and adjusted.

If you have any questions about dental crowns in Aloha, or you need to schedule your appointment, contact Smith Dental at (503) 575-1337 today.

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