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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Does a Crown Need Special Care?


Posted on 3/10/2017 by Dr. Call
A diagram of how a dental crown works.
Crowns are a common dental restoration, used to correct a variety of imperfections. Usually made from ceramic, a crown is essentially a cap that covers the entire surface of a damaged or weakened tooth, and restore it to a normal appearance.

What Does a Crown Fix?


Crowns can be used to fix a variety of issues:

•  Cracked or broken teeth.
•  Weakened teeth.
•  Teeth that have large fillings.
•  Worn or misshapen teeth.
•  Discoloration (from staining or trauma).
•  Covering an implant.
•  Covering a tooth that has just undergone a root canal.

Crown Process


Getting a crown takes two visits. During your first visit, you will first receive a local anesthetic. Once it has taken effect, the tooth is prepared. This process involves shaving down the tooth (removing enamel) so that the crown fits in comfortably and naturally.

Your dentist uses a guide to match the color of your teeth and takes an impression. Both the color and the impression are sent to a lab to create your tooth. While you wait (it takes up to two weeks), you will be given a temporary crown to hold the space and prevent contamination. When your crown is ready, your dentist will check the fit and cement it in place.

Caring for Your Crown


Care for your crown is no different than care for your natural teeth. It can withstand normal biting and chewing forces, but you should avoid anything exceptionally hard, such as ice or popcorn kernels.

And while a crown cannot experience tooth decay, it can still collect plaque, and therefore bacteria, which can contribute to gum disease. For this reason, it is still just as important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. And you should visit your dentist regularly, for cleanings and exams.

Crowns do not require special care, but they still require care. And if you notice anything wrong with your crown, or your teeth and gums around it, contact our office right away.


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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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