Is your tooth severely broken, chipped, or misshapen?
When your tooth is broken, our goal is to save the tooth’s foundational structure if possible. However, when a significant amount of the tooth’s enamel has been damaged, typical cosmetic procedures do not do the trick in restoring functionality. That’s why we offer dental crowns as a part of our restorative dentistry services. A dental crown is a customized prosthetic tooth designed to sit like a cap over your existing tooth. Your existing tooth’s exterior is shaved down so the dental crown can fit securely over it. This allows you to keep the foundational structure of your natural tooth while getting the functionality and aesthetic appearance of a restored tooth.
Dental Crowns in Bountiful, UT
As a holistic dentist in Bountiful, UT, Dr. Larsen looks forward to providing you with a dental crown. Dental crowns are a great way to achieve both the restorative and cosmetic goals that patients have for their smiles. If you are interested in tooth replacement via a dental crown, schedule an appointment with Dr. Larsen online or call us at 801.228.0155. Here are some common questions we receive on our dental crown procedures:
Will it be obvious that I’ve gotten a dental crown?
No. Your dental crown is designed to fit into your mouth securely. We use dental impressions to ensure the prosthetic tooth fits snugly. Additionally, the crown is made of a material that closely resembles your natural teeth in its shine and luster. The crown is tooth-colored as well to ensure that it does not detract from your smile.
Does the dental crown procedure hurt?
You may experience some discomfort as your tooth is prepared for a dental crown. However, we use a local anesthetic to the affected tooth to ensure you aren’t in any pain. We also offer sedation dentistry options for patients who are especially nervous about their dental procedures. Dr. Larsen will happily recommend a sedative if you would like one.
Do dental crowns require any extra care?
No. As long as you practice good oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly, your dental crown will not require any additional care.
How long will it take to get a dental crown?
You should expect 2-3 appointments in our office to complete the dental crown process. One appointment will include a tooth preparation, dental impressions, and the placement of your temporary dental crown. Once we have the necessary impressions for your dental crown, our labs will begin making your permanent dental crown. Once the crown is prepared, we will call you back to our office, remove the temporary restoration, and apply your permanent dental crown using dental cement.
What happens if my temporary crown falls off before my permanent crown is ready?
Your tooth may be a little sensitive due to the exposed dentin. We will happily reattach your temporary crown or make you a new one if necessary. Please contact our office as soon as you can so we can schedule you for our earliest appointment.