WHAT IS A CROWN?A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.
PROCEDUREWhen we have decided to go ahead with a full crown restoration, we will set aside 2-3 appointments for the entire process. Although the majority of crowns are completed in two visits, there is sometimes a need for a third visit to ensure a proper fit.
The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. Once we have removed the decay, we will take an impression of the tooth. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.
During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This crown will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the crown into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
Our Patients Love Us!
Dr. Kim and his assistant were extremely kind and caring during my 87 year old mother's appointment today. Most importantly Dr. Kim thoroughly went over her X-ray, and laid out her options along with his honest recommendation.
I was very pleased with the service. I have been going to Ace Dental since I left the Army. I like that each visit I leave with a bag-o-stuff that includes a new toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss!
All staff are so friendly and made me confortable. I love this dentist. in fact, i have been gone 3 dentist but other dentist said add a lot of thing, so I ask the Dr, but he said I'm young, so I dont need that.
Dr. Kim and his assistant Paula are great. Very friendly and accommodating, they were able to get me into an appointment right away. I had surgery with Dr. Kim, and everything went as smoothly as it could.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Not sure how you do it but the dental billing/insurance process is painless. Always confident in the work being done on my teeth and clearly understand what procedures are being performed.
I had an old crown which was repeatedly leaking even though I had paid multiple visits to my old dentist in Auburn. I was kinda afraid that my tooth condition was getting worse and affect adjacent teeth. After moving down to Federal Way, I found Dr. Paul Kim, and I finally got my crown fixed! Thank you! Dr. Kim!