When your tooth is damaged beyond repair, we use porcelain crowns to make your smile stronger and more beautiful. As an extremely reliable dental treatment, crowns can repair even the most severe oral health problems, including teeth that are broken, chipped, misshaped, discolored, or worn down. If you’re in need of a dental crown, our Salt Lake City dental office can create a customized dental crown designed to enhance your smile.
How Dental Crowns Work
A crown, otherwise known as a cap, is used to cover a damaged tooth. Not only does it repair and strengthen a tooth, it can also improve the appearance or your smile. Besides working as a cap, it can be used to place on top of an implant to provide a natural looking shape for looks and function. At Avenues Family Dentistry, we offer porcelain crowns to match the natural color of your teeth. In some cases, the porcelain will be bonded to a metal shell in order to provide strength and a natural-looking smile.
What to Expect
The dental crown procedure typically requires two separate visits to our dental office. During your first appointment, our dentist will examine your gums and teeth to ensure that you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Then, we will take an impression of the tooth and surrounding areas and send it to our dental lab so a permanent and customized crown can be made. We provide our patients with a temporary crown to protect your tooth while the final crown is being made. The second visit will consist of removing your temporary crown and placing the permanent one to the teeth with a special adhesive. Although it may take a little time to get used to your new dental crown, it should look, function, and feel like a regular tooth.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss how dental crowns work and whether or not you’d be a good candidate for the procedure, contact Avenues Family Dentistry today at (801) 328-4173.