Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Krumly Dental Care

Nabil Al Krumly, DDS, MS.

Cosmetic Dentist located in Seattle, WA

Crown and bridges protect teeth that are weak and damaged due to a variety of issues. At his Seattle, Washington-based practice, Krumly Dental Care, Dr. Nabil Al Krumly provides superior crowns and bridges with a gentle touch. For crowns, bridges and all your general or cosmetic dentistry needs, contact Dr. Krumly. Call the office or book a consultation online.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, also sometimes called caps, are dental treatments that cover a tooth or teeth. Typically made of porcelain or porcelain and metal, crowns have a variety of uses. Dr. Krumly uses crowns to:

  • Cover and support a tooth after a root canal
  • Cover a large filling
  • Cover discoloration that won’t respond to whitening treatment
  • Correct sizing and shaping issues
  • Cover and protect a broken tooth
  • Anchor a dental bridge

How are crowns placed?

Dr. Krumly is usually able to place your dental crowns in two visits. Much like when he places veneers, during the first visit, he examines and cleans your teeth to ensure there are no other issues that would impede your crown placement. If your teeth are in good condition, he removes a thin layer of enamel to make room for your crown to fit flush against the tooth and its neighbors.

He then uses CAD-CAM technology to take images and measurements of your teeth so that a custom crown can be made to fit your mouth exactly. This technology allows for a more precise fit, ensuring your bite and dental health are protected.

In some cases, Dr. Krumly is able to place your permanent crown on the same day, using Cerec same-day crowns. If your issue is more complicated, he may need to send the images to a dental lab for your crown to be made.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are a treatment used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge consists of prosthetic tooth or teeth, usually made of porcelain, and dental crowns that act as anchors on the teeth on either side of your gap.

How is CAD-CAM technology used in dentistry?

Dr. Krumly uses CAD-CAM technology to create detailed images and maps of your mouth and to make customized crowns and prosthetic teeth to fit your mouth and your needs exactly. This technology allows him to offer onsite lab services and same-day installations of crowns and bridges.