It is the unfortunate truth that sometimes, our teeth can become damaged. Dental damage can occur in a number of ways, but the most common is through cavities. Cavities come when good oral hygiene is not practiced. Bacteria and plaque build up in the pits and fissures of your teeth and create acidic holes that need to be filled. A dental crown is often used when cavities become severe, and a simple dental filling will not restore the tooth. Here at Corner Canyon Family Dental, we have been professionally trained on how to administer dental crowns properly. We are eager to help you restore your smile!
A dental crown is a permanent way to restore broken, cracked, or decayed teeth. This is done using an artificial tooth cap. The tooth crown is custom-shaped to match your teeth color and tooth anatomy. We offer two types of dental crowns at our dental practice in Draper, UT: full and partial. Full crowns completely cover the entire tooth. They act as a shell over your teeth. A partial crown only seals the top of your tooth. This is similar to the dental sealant procedure.
Each dental crown is made for you and can be made out of various materials. Pricing for each material will vary, so consult with your dentist about the results you want. Once the tooth crown is placed over your tooth, the original tooth will be given time to heal while still allowing your mouth to function normally.
Depending on the severity of the tooth needing the dental crown, we will determine the length of the tooth crown process. When your dentist determines that you need a tooth crown, the consultation will begin with digital x-rays to determine the stage of your tooth and how complex the issue is. The dentist will then need to file down the original tooth to make room for the tooth crown. An anesthetic will be given to you to help you avoid any pain that could be felt.
Impressions of your teeth will be made that will be used to create your new crown. We will give you a temporary crown while you wait. The new tooth crown will be cemented into your mouth when it is ready, completely covering the decayed or damaged tooth. While the crown is artificial, it is still essential to practice good oral hygiene. Taking care of your dental crown like a normal tooth will allow it to last longer and help you avoid future issues.
Here at Corner Canyon Family Dental, we are fully prepared to serve you. Broken and damaged teeth are not fun for anyone, which is why we have trained and educated ourselves on how to help restore your smile. If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns for teeth, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
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