Carlton Dental
Dr. Leif Gambee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Crowns and Bridges

How can we help you?

Don't let your oral health questions go unanswered. Many of our most common questions are listed here. If you want to learn more about your benefits or the services we provide, or if you want to make a dental appointment at our Carlton, OR dental office, give us a call.

You will be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable team member who is happy to help.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

If your dentist has recommended a dental crown and you’re not sure why, you are welcome to come in for an evaluation and second opinion. If Dr. Leif Gambee recommended a dental crown and you want to know if other options are available, give us a call.Couple Biking | Dental Crowns Carlton OR

Situations Where We Might Recommend a Dental Crown

  • Deep decay
  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Root canal-treated teeth
  • Cosmetic purposes
  • Worn or short teeth
  • To replace large fillings

Dental crowns provide protection that goes beyond what a filling can provide. Fillings seal teeth after Dr. Gambee fills a cavity, while dental crowns completely encase teeth and absorb the force caused by chewing.

If we are replacing an old metal filling, Dr. Gambee might recommend a crown because amalgam fillings can make teeth unstable, causing cracks and secondary decay over the years.

When other options exist, Dr. Gambee will explain all of your options. Your dentistry is your choice to make, and we will respect that you get to choose.

When you do opt for a dental crown, you can count on a restoration that looks and feels natural. Porcelain comes in many colors and shades to complement your smile.

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Covid-19 Update

We are doing our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. We will be consolidating some of our clinics but otherwise continue to provide urgent and emergency dental care. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.

To also help, we are now expanding our hours in some of our clinics from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.