Dental Crowns Corvallis, OR

Protect and Save Badly Decayed or Fractured Teeth

Crowns are often the best option for people with badly decayed or broken teeth. When cavities and infection go untreated, they can eventually cause enough damage to the structure of a tooth that a regular filling isn’t enough to repair the damage. Teeth that have been fractured as a result of an injury or accident also need to be covered and protected, usually with a crown.

At Timberhill Dental, we focus on providing incredibly strong and natural-looking crowns to restore the strength, shape, and appearance of a tooth. Our goal is to help you keep all your teeth–even damaged ones–with our safe, minimally invasive, high-tech treatment options.  A CEREC® system, single visit crown, may be the best option.

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How Do Dental Crowns Work?

A crown (also often called a cap) covers the entire surface of a damaged tooth and restores it to its original shape and size.

When you come into Timberhill Dental for a crown, we’ll use the latest digital x-ray and laser diagnostic technologies to determine the extent of the damage to your tooth structure. We’ll help you decide if a dental crown is a right choice for you.

If you decide to get a crown, we will:

  • Carefully clean and remove all the decay from your tooth
  • Take a highly accurate 3D image of your tooth
  • Use those 3D renderings to make a custom crown for you
  • Cement the new crown to the surface of your tooth on the same day

Crowns are custom-made for you, and we use tooth-colored porcelain so the result is extremely comfortable and indistinguishable from real teeth.

Did You Know?

Traditional crowns require two office visits because they require the dentist to take physical impressions of your teeth and send them to a laboratory where the crown is created.

I almost always recommend a single-visit method called CEREC®. This is the process that allows us to take 3D digital images of your teeth instead of taking physical impressions. That way, you can walk out of the office with your new crown the same day!

Is a Dental Crown Your Best Choice?

Some dental problems, like missing teeth or teeth that have significant structural damage, call for more intensive solutions, like dental bridges or dental implants.

Crowns are most effective when we place them before the tooth is so decayed that it is in danger of fracturing.

Advantages of Crowns from Timberhill Dental

Materials Our non-toxic, non-metal, porcelain material is safe to wear long term.
Appearance Crowns are made to perfectly match the shape and color of your original tooth.
 Comfort Minimally invasive techniques and a perfectly fitting crown ensure long-term comfort.
Durability Well-made crowns are highly durable and prevent future tooth decay and breakage.

The Timberhill Dental Philosophy

We’re a different kind of dental office. At Timberhill Dental, we’re dedicated to providing high-tech, high-touch dental care that minimizes discomfort and delivers incredible results. We recommend minimally invasive treatments whenever possible, and we make our office as relaxing and welcoming as we can.

Here’s what you can expect when you walk in the door:

  1. A soothing, spa-like atmosphere where you will immediately feel at home.
  2. As soon as you enter, our friendly staff will greet you and offer you a cup of freshly ground coffee, espresso, cappuccino, or tea.
  3. We’ll offer you spa amenities, including a comfortable and cozy blanket, warm hand towels, and a wax hand dip.
  4. The entire office will treat you like family and make sure you feel relaxed throughout your visit.
  5. You’ll leave with a comfortable, natural-looking, and permanent crown the same day.

At Timberhill Dental we combine a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with the latest dental technology to provide minimally invasive treatments that produce better results and a more comfortable dental experience.

What Our Clients Say

Claudia Lee Testimonial - Timberhill Dental

I’ve been a patient at Timberhill Dental for a number of years.  I’m always impressed with the way I’m taken care of from the moment I walk in the door. My most recent treatment was a crown replacement. This has never been my favorite experience, but the crown I received last week was the best experience I’ve had to date. The crown prep was quick and thorough, I was completely numb to it (hooray!), and the actual crown itself was made while I read a book on my Kindle. Before I left Timberhill Dental’s office the new crown was in place in my mouth and a perfect fit!

– Claudia Lee

Taylor Wobig Testimonial - Timberhill Dental

“I had a bad experience with where I used to get my teeth cleaned. I heard about Timberhill Dental from a friend and have loved every experience! The customer service is top notch and I always feel welcome. The atmosphere is amazing as well. I recommend Timberhill Dental to everyone I know!

– Taylor Wobig

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental crowns last?

With proper at-home care (daily brushing/flossing) and regular dental exams and cleanings, a CEREC crown will last about 10-15 years. This can be affected by a variety of factors including diet, your genetic predisposition to tooth decay, and whether you grind your teeth and/or clench your jaw.

Can you get a cavity under a crown?

A cavity is possible in any area of your natural tooth structure It’s essential that if you have a crown you brush and floss daily and visit our office for checkups and cleanings every 6 months or so. Your dentist will monitor your teeth and gums for any signs of decay and disease.

Does a crown require a root canal?

Crowns are most commonly placed following a root canal procedure. However, crowns are regularly used to complete an implant restoration, as well as to repair teeth that are cracked and fractured but not suffering from decay or infection.

How long does a crown take?

For a CEREC same-day crown, expect to spend 1-2 hours at our office. During that time, we’ll prepare your tooth, mill the finished crown, and secure it in place. There’s no temporary crown, no goopy impression, and no return visit to our office. Compare this to 2 visits (weeks apart) for a traditional crown that isn’t made using CEREC technology.

It is better to crown a tooth or pull it?

Generally speaking, we aim to use a crown to preserve your natural tooth structure whenever it’s the best choice for your health. When a tooth is extracted, you’ll begin to experience bone loss in the jaw, a process known as resorption. This can lead to a sunken facial appearance. In addition, a lost tooth can lead to an increased risk of gum disease/tooth decay and difficulty brushing, flossing, eating, and speaking.

Get In Touch

Are you ready to learn about more options for safe, comfortable, and long-lasting dental crowns?

 Give Timberhill Dental a call at (541) 754-0144


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Did You Know? We also offer second opinions.

We can help you understand all your options and make the best choice for your health and your smile.