Category Archives: Dental Crowns

  • Dental Crowns In Boise

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    Dental crowns have been around for thousands of years and are still used to restore smiles today. Ancient dentists used ivory, bone, and seashells to make crowns for teeth. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, our procedures and materials have kept up with the times.

    A dental crown procedure consists of numerous steps:

    Tooth Preparation
    We anesthetize the tooth to be crowned and then prepare it. All decay is removed and what remains is shaped. Sometimes, the tooth is too small; in that case, we build up the core of the tooth with filling material to create a heavy-duty base for the crown.

    Creating a Good Impression
    A putty-like substance is used to create an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth. An impression will also be made of the teeth that oppose the crown. This ensures a proper bite.

    The Temporary Crown
    As the permanent crown is made in a lab, a temporary crown is used to protect the tooth and make sure it doesn’t move in the mouth. Patients need to be careful with their temporary crown. It is not as strong as the permanent crown and is attached only with temporary cement. Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods. The tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold.

    Choosing a Color
    We’ll use a shade guide to settle upon a shade for the crown. Most people don’t have teeth the exact same color. You will need to ascertain the best shade to blend in with the surrounding teeth.

    Your Crown Is Put In Place
    When the new crown is ready, we place it in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments for fit. This process shouldn’t be rushed. Sometimes less than a millimeter of drilling can make the difference between an ill-fitting crown one that is just right.

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise has long experience with dental crowns. We also provide popular cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, and much more.

    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho


  • Help! My Crown Came Off!

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    You are chewing an apple and hear an odd sound. Then, something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has popped off. Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented.

    What do you do when your dental crown comes off?
    It’s essential that you take the following steps:

    Don’t Swallow It!
    This may seem like a no-brainer, but we are mentioning it because it is crucial. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra issues that aren’t pleasant.

    Look Carefully
    Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, Drs. Blaisdell will need that information. Which brings me to number 3:

    Call Blaisdell Family Dentistry
    We will schedule you an appointment immediately and guide you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can get into Blaisdell Family Dentistry and have it permanently re-cemented.

    Clean Gently
    Use a toothbrush to cautiously clean the crown and the vulnerable partial tooth.

    Handle With Care
    While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, avoid substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.


    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry: 208-922-6902

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho


  • Schedule Your Coronation

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    We treat all of our patients like royals here at Blaisdell Family Dentistry, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth! If you live near Boise, Blaisdell Family Dentistry is the best place to get your teeth looking better than ever. And putting a crown on a tooth with issues could be just what you need to obtain a dazzling smile.

    Crowns are a remedy for a myriad of problems:

    • To safeguard a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
    • To cover and provide strength to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
    • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
    • To enhance a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
    • To cover a tooth with severe discoloration.
    • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

    If you feel like you have a need for a crown, don’t look any further than Blaisdell Family Dentistry. Our dentists and lab techs have the experience, training, and ability to make sure your crowns are produced and placed perfectly. There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We perform an intensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

    We then prepare your tooth so that the crown will fit the way that it should. Once the tooth is prepared and ready, we use state-of-the-art tools to fit the crown on your tooth. When done properly, crowns can last many years. Crowns are outstanding way to safeguard and enhance your smile. Schedule a coronation today!


    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry: 208-922-6902

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho


  • How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

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    Boise endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

    Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

    Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

    1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
    2. Porcelain fused to metal
    3. Gold alloys
    4. Base metal alloys

    Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are: the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

    When many dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.

    How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

    At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer porcelain veneers, dentures, and prepless veneers

    1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,”, 2009,, accessed June 16, 2014


    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, ID