Crowns and Onlays

Dentist uses a palette of tooth colors to determine shade of patient's teeth to make custom dental crowns.

Dental Crowns in Portland, OR

A dental crown, also sometimes called a ‘cap,’ is used to restore and protect a tooth that has been severely damaged, or cracked.  A crown strengthen the tooth mechanically by acting as a helmet around and over the tooth. The reason a crown is sometimes needed over fillings is that if the volume of damage to the tooth is large enough, a newer, larger filling will add additional mechanical stress and cause fracture of the tooth.

Ceramic Onlays

Another type of restoration offered at Pinecone Dental Care is called an “onlay.” Ceramic onlays are intricate all-ceramic dental restorations that replicate the similar mechanical protection and stress reduction offered by a crown, but reduces the amount of healthy tooth tissue removed. This is made possible by advancements in both dental adhesives and dental ceramics over the past 50 years. Dr. Zhu will discuss with you in detail if an onlay or a crown will be recommended in your situation. Call our office at (503) 777-2284 to schedule a consultation.

More Reasons to Choose Us

Our Values

Transparency, integrity, patient comfort, and trust are the principles with which we approach our work. We chose dentistry as a career because we care about people and would love to be your dentist.

Flexible Payments

We believe that quality dental care should be accessible to all patients regardless of insurance coverage. We offer financing and an in-office dental savings plan to help you afford the care you deserve.

Legacy of Excellence

Our office has been providing outstanding care to generations of patients. Dr. Zhu and his team continue our practice’s proud tradition of long term patient-focused dental care that has lasted for decades.

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