A dental crown is like a customized dental device that replaces the failing areas of the tooth with a high strength ceramic material designed to allow you to chew comfortably. The goal is to restore the strength of the tooth and protect it from future damage. In the past, you had to compromise between appearance and strength, but modern dental crowns made with ceramic materials can be both attractive and strong. That makes them useful for a wider range of cosmetic and restorative dental applications, including:
it needs protection against further cracking and damage. A ceramic crown can do that in most cases. For more severe issues, sometimes root canal therapy is performed, removing pulp from the tooth to reduce risk of infection. A deep fracture extending to the root may require extraction. In this case, dental implants are a great permanent solution. If you’re experiencing pain from a fractured tooth, call Utah Family Dental today to schedule your free consultation at (801) 943-2222.
When the pulp of a tooth is removed as part of root canal therapy, the tooth has to be protected, and a porcelain crown is used for this.
Is an alternative to braces or Invisalign for teeth straightening. Instead of moving your teeth, we reshape them. This is typically done with porcelain veneers, but sometimes porcelain crowns are used when your reshaped teeth need extra strength and support.
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