A dental crown is a restoration that, when cemented in place, covers the entire visible portion of a tooth. A dental crown may be suggested to cover a tooth that is damaged. The crown can strengthen and protect the tooth and restore its size and shape.
When Are Dental Crowns Used?
Dr. Scott Stucki may recommend a dental crown in St. George, Utah, for a tooth:
– That is fractured
– With a large dental filling
– That is weak and needs protection
– That is badly discolored or misshaped
– That has had root canal treatment
Dental crowns are also used to restore a dental implant or to anchor a dental bridge.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
First, the tooth is shaped to allow room for the dental crown. Impressions are taken of the tooth receiving the crown and the surrounding teeth so that your new crown can be custom made. When the crown is ready, our dentist will permanently cement it in place. The fit will be checked and any final adjustments will be made as necessary.
How Long Can a Dental Crown Last?
Dental crowns can last for many years, or even a lifetime, depending on how they are cared for. To help your dental crown last, be sure to practice proper, consistent dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and come visit Common Sense Family Dentistry at least twice a year for professional dental cleanings and exams.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact our dental office at 435-272-1170 today.