Many people have heard of dental crowns, but if you haven’t had one fitted before, you might not know what they are. A dental crown simply sits on top of your tooth. The tooth itself is not removed, so the crown isn’t a replacement tooth as such. Just like a crown that sits on top of a head, a dental crown sits on top of the tooth. This is done to protect it from further problems if it’s already vulnerable for whatever reason. The protection it offers can prevent pain. At Pro Edge Dental, we can fit crowns that are right for you, and our dentists have done it for many patients like you in the past.
Dental crowns in Layton and Layton, Utah, are made to help teeth that have been damaged or weakened. Drs. Kip Jones, Chad Wagstaff and Doug White might choose to remove a damaged or weakened part of your tooth if this is the safest cause of action. However, this won’t always be necessary. Sometimes, the crown can simply fit on top of your existing tooth without the need for part of your tooth to be removed. It all depends on your specific situation and the condition of your tooth. This is something that our dentists will look at carefully and judge for themselves.
Cracked teeth can also be treated with crowns. When a tooth becomes cracked it immediately becomes vulnerable. The crack can deepen and widen if the right action is not taken by the dentist, and this can cause pain. Things can even get caught in the crack. But having a crown in place that can stop this from happening will keep you and your teeth safe at all times. That’s a real help, so make sure that you see us soon if your tooth is cracked. We’ll be able to recommend the right treatment, which might be a crown.
There are many benefits of having a crown fitted. As mentioned above, cracks can be covered, and further damage can be prevented. On top of that, your smile can be made healthier, and its appearance can certainly be improved. When the right crown is fitted in the right way, it will be natural-looking and very hard to spot by anyone who doesn’t know it’s there. This is something that’s very important for many people. Another benefit is that pain and discomfort can be eliminated immediately. This will make chewing your food easier and much more pleasant for you.
Having a crown fitted by one of our dentists is always a long-lasting solution. However, that doesn’t mean that the placement of the crown has to take a long time. We want to get the job done properly and quickly. We understand that you want to get back to normal as soon as possible, and we share your desire. On your first appointment with us, we will look at the problem area, do any cleaning that’s required and put preparations in place. Then a custom crown will be crafted for you, and on your next visit, we’ll put it in place. There is nothing more to it than that.
There are a few different options to choose from when it comes to the material of your crown. They are either made from metal, porcelain or a composite of the two materials. If the tooth is in the front of your mouth, porcelain crowns will be used. This is because they can be matched to the color of your teeth easily, making them impossible to spot. Metal crowns can be better for teeth at the back of your mouth. They’re a little stronger and can last for a very long time.
Many people wonder how long their crowns will last once they’re in place. This depends on a number of different factors. For example, the condition of your original tooth will have an impact on how long the crown will last. But we use strong materials, and our dentists know what they’re doing. That means your crown will last for many years when you use our services. We make sure that your problem won’t return anytime soon.
Feel free to contact us at 801-546-5331 if you have any concerns or think you might need a crown, we’ll look at your problem and take it from there. You can book an appointment to talk through your problem and let our dentists do what they do best. They’ll make you feel comfortable and take things at your pace.