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Dr. Laura Matin, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns


What is a tooth crown?


A tooth crown is a cap used to cover a tooth that has a healthy root but is no longer structurally sound. There may be too much decay present, or a severe crack in the surface. Crowns completely cover the visible area of a tooth, creating a brand new outer surface.


Of the three kinds of tooth crowns, which is the best?


That depends on your particular circumstances, and where the crown is to be placed. If it's to be in a front tooth visible when you smile, porcelain would be best, because it will be color-matched to your other teeth.

If the crown is to be on a back tooth you and Dr. Matin can discuss whether porcelain fused to metal would be good, as it's very strong and makes a good chewing surface.


Dr. Matin graduated from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and is highly qualified with all types of tooth crowns. For your initial consultation, contact her today!


Have you ever noticed someone else's gorgeous smile and wondered how you could improve yours too?
Dr. Laura Matin and her staff are here to help you achieve your ideal smile. With today's advances in porcelain veneers, tooth whitening and implant dentistry, we can make a real and dramatic difference in the way you look and the way you feel about your smile. We also offer general dentistry to your whole family. Call us today.





Our location for the past 25 years

LAURA L. MATIN, DDS, FAGD, PC
14740 NW Cornell Rd Suite 120
Portland, OR 97229


Call us at 503-690-0400

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7:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am to 5:00pm
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