Dental Crowns in Utah County
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers the outside of a tooth that is cracked, broken, worn down, or severely decayed. Dental crowns are usually completed in two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared (shaved down) and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is fabricated. During the second visit for dental crowns in Utah County, the permanent crown is carefully fitted and then cemented into place.
The first step in the process is to take an impression that will be used to make a model of the teeth and bite. This allows the crown to be made to look and function like your natural tooth. The tooth will then be prepped, with the decayed areas being removed. An impression of the prepped tooth will be made so that the final crown will fit properly when it is placed.
If a tooth has more extensive decay, a dental crown may be the ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution. Choosing to have a crown placed can preserve the natural tooth, which is always the goal as preserving the natural teeth helps maintain the supporting bone structure and stability of the surrounding and adjacent teeth. Dental crowns in Utah are a great way to restore mouth function and can last a lifetime when cared for correctly!
Visit Dr. Bruce Richards for Dental Crowns Near Provo, Utah
Dr. Richards wants the very best for his patients. There are dentists advertising they can make a crown in one day in their office with a milling machine; though Dr. Richards prefers to send the crown impression out to a local lab to build by hand a far superior restoration. The lab crowns are custom with color built in, depth and beauty made by artists. That’s what he wants in his mouth so he gives his patients the best. Don’t settle for less – contact Dr Richards’ office today to schedule an appointment for dental crowns in Utah at our American Fork offices.