Dental crowns for tooth restoration
Dental restorations are commonly fabricated and placed at Wahlen Dentistry by Drs. Jennifer Wahlen and John Torghele of Perry, Utah. One of the most common is that of the dental crown. Dental crowns, sometimes referred to by patients as dental or “tooth caps,” are restorations made of a high-quality porcelain material to cover the exposed portion of the tooth and protect the remaining structure underneath. The dental crown is a long-lasting solution used in many different situations.
What material is used to create dental crowns?
In the past, dentists have used a variety of different materials to fabricate dental restorations. However, it has been found that the most reliable and natural-looking material used to create dental crowns is porcelain. Porcelain is a durable material that can be matched to the appearance of the existing teeth for seamless integration once bonded over a prepared tooth.
What is the purpose of dental crowns?
A dental crown primarily aims to cover and protect a tooth from further damage or decay. Crowns may be placed over a tooth that has recently undergone endodontic therapy, a treatment that removes the inner dental pulp from the tooth and may leave it brittle and weak. Dental crowns are also used over teeth where a dental filling is placed but require extra protection to reduce the risk of damage to the tooth that might otherwise need extraction later on. Dental crowns are also fused to false teeth called pontics to create porcelain dental bridges, used in replacing one or more teeth in a row. Repairing cracked and damaged teeth is the goal for dental crowns in many cases, and aftercare is easy and simple!
Have you been advised of damage or decay that may require the placement of a dental crown?
Our dental team at Wahlen Dentistry of Perry, Utah, is here to assist with the fabrication and placement of quality dental crowns.
If you notice any signs of problems with your smile and have been told that a dental crown is right for you, connect with us today by calling (435) 246-4602 and requesting an appointment at our facility, located at 2480 South Highway 89, Suite A.
We also serve patients in and around Brigham City, North Ogden, and Ogden, Utah.