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Dental crowns are appliances that Our dentists may use to repair and protect a cracked or broken tooth. Some damage is too extensive for dental bonding and requires more support. The crown is custom designed and made to fit on a specific tooth that has sustained damage. They can also be used to support some dental restoration appliances. Downriver Smiles offers natural-appearing crowns to repair teeth in Spokane, WA.

Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth

When a tooth sustains damage from impact or decay, it must be repaired to prevent infection and possible tooth loss. Bacteria can enter the tooth through cracks or breaks and cause infection that impacts the nerves and surrounding gums. This causes pain and even worse dental problems, requiring more extensive oral treatments to solve.

Placing a crown over a damaged tooth closes off the opening to prevent infection and provides a strong covering to protect the tooth from further damage. At Downriver Smiles, we use 3D cone beam scanning to create a digital model of your tooth. This image is sent to a dental lab to create a custom crown. Modern crowns are made from material that is color-matched to your other teeth, so they make discreet repairs. No one can tell you have a dental crown. When it is ready, Our dentists prepares your tooth and bonds the crown into place.

Dental Inlays and Onlays

Some tooth damage is not quite extensive enough to need an entire dental crown. In these cases, Our dentists may elect to use dental inlays or onlays instead. These are, in effect, partial crowns that only cover a portion of the tooth. They are also made in a dental lab from a digital image, and are color-matched to your other teeth. Our dentists bonds them into place similar to attaching a dental crown.

When you need a cracked or broken tooth repaired in Spokane, Downriver Smiles offers custom dental crowns, onlays and inlays made with 3D imaging – no more messy molds in your mouth! Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment, and ask about dental insurance we accept or other financing options.


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Pat ShelleyPat Shelley
02:13 02 Dec 23
Thoroughly professional.
Cheryl LaneCheryl Lane
02:15 01 Dec 23
William BurgermyerWilliam Burgermyer
02:15 30 Nov 23
Very professional and caring people
Ted AkedTed Aked
02:59 29 Nov 23
Nice pleasant office, no pressure, friendly gentle cleaning! Thanks!
Michael DealMichael Deal
02:43 29 Nov 23
I really appreciated the detail explanation of the services. Truly welcoming.
Rachael PetersonRachael Peterson
01:53 19 Oct 23
Dr. Gaunt is the best! This is the first dentist that I have had a good experience with. I had a root canal done and was so nervous, they made me comfortable and had it done within an hour. I would definitely recommend Downriver smiles!
Vyrdi OVyrdi O
04:26 10 Oct 23
I had the worst dental anxiety before going to Dr. Gaunt years ago- to the point I let my teeth go until they were breaking, in need of numerous fillings, root canals, and extractions. Dr. Gaunt was by far the best dentist I have ever had; he explained everything in as much detail as I required, made me comfortable with any procedure and has won my and my family's business throughout the years with his excellent care and demeanor. Dr. Gaunt and all his wonderful staff are a joy to work with and I can guarantee our continued visits in the years to come for any work my family requires. Thank you Downriver Smiles staff!
Cinda SchusterCinda Schuster
16:04 28 Sep 23
Dr Gaunt is a great dentist. I have been seeing him for years he always does a great job. I always feel confident in his care.The staff at Downriver Smiles Dentistry is always helpful & kind.
Lori AspenleiterLori Aspenleiter
04:40 12 Sep 23
Dr Guant is a great Dentist! He is very friendly, professional, thorough, compassionate and never ever rushes. He answers any of your questions or concerns! He spends extra time and does outstanding work! The office staff is very friendly and accommodating! Highly recommend Downriver Smiles!
Patty McGinnisPatty McGinnis
01:17 07 Sep 23
The employees at Shadle Smiles are so friendly and make sure you understand your procedures and cost before work is done. Dr Harding was my dentist and listened to my concerns about work to be done. He only does what work really needs to be done and what can wait. Love this place!
  • The employees at Shadle Smiles [Downriver] are so friendly and make sure you understand your procedures and cost before work is done. Dr Harding was my dentist and listened to my concerns about work to be done. He only does what work really needs to be done and what can wait. Love this place!

    Patty M.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Downriver Smiles is amazing! They provide the kind of experience that we all hope for when going to the dentist. Everyone there is caring and takes all the time needed to make sure you are comfortable and that your questions are answered. Dr. Harding is wonderful! I would never want to go anywhere else.

    Chris B.
  • Dr. Harding is gentle and thorough in his care. He always explains what he is doing and why. Great office staff, too.

    Sheri D.


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