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Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Posted by Benjamin Hulse Jul 21, 2023

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A dazzling smile can light up a room, but sometimes, dental issues can dim its radiance. Dental crowns are a versatile and effective solution to restore damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth, helping you regain your confidence and the brilliance of your smile. Dental crowns, also known as caps, are custom-made coverings that encase the entire visible portion of a tooth right above the gum line. This restorative treatment can address various dental issues and is suitable for multiple patients. At Floss Family Dentistry, these tooth-shaped caps are typically made from durable materials like porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials, depending on the patient's needs and preferences. Dental crowns are permanently cemented onto the existing tooth, providing excellent support and protection. 

Suitable Candidates for Dental Crowns 

Extensive Tooth Damage

If you have a tooth with significant decay or damage that cannot be repaired with a filling, a dental crown may be recommended to restore the tooth's integrity. 

Fractured or Chipped Teeth 

Teeth with moderate to severe chips or fractures may benefit from dental crowns to protect and strengthen the remaining tooth structure. 

Root Canal Treated Teeth

Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment become more susceptible to fractures and require the added protection of a dental crown. 

Cosmetic Improvements

Dental crowns can provide a natural-looking and beautiful transformation if you have discolored or misshapen teeth that affect your smile's aesthetics. 

Replacement for Missing Teeth 

If you are considering dental implants or dental bridges to replace missing teeth, dental crowns will be an integral part of these restorative treatments. 

The Dental Crown Procedure 

During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged portions and shaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken to create a custom crown that fits perfectly with your bite and aligns seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. A temporary crown may protect the prepared tooth until the final crown is ready. In the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the final crown is carefully fitted and bonded into place using dental cement. The dentist will ensure that the crown's color, shape, and fit are just right, giving you a natural-looking and comfortable restoration. 

The Benefits of Dental Crowns 

  • Dental crowns can restore the function of damaged or weakened teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, and speak comfortably. 
  • Dental crowns improve the appearance of teeth, enhancing your smile and boosting your self-confidence. 
  • Dental crowns can last for many years with proper care, providing a durable and reliable dental restoration. 

If you have damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth or are considering tooth replacement options, dental crowns may be the right choice for you. To determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental crowns, visit Floss Family Dentistry at 2183 West Main Street, Suite 301A, Lehi, UT 84043, or call (801) 610-7200.

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