A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is placed over a tooth to reinstate its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Drs. Rich, Prince, and Dansie may recommend a dental crown in Orem, Utah, to:
– Hold a weak tooth together
– Restore a broken tooth
– Support a dental bridge
– Restore a tooth that has extensive decay
– Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
– Enhance or restore the appearance of a tooth
Before placing a crown, our dentists will examine the tooth to ensure that it can support a dental crown. The tooth is then shaped to allow room for the crown. If a tooth is badly damaged or broken, our dentists may build it up to make it large enough to support the crown. At this point, impressions are taken of the tooth and of the surrounding teeth so that your crown can be custom made. Once your dental crown is ready, our dental professionals will check the fit and color and make any tweaks as necessary. Then the crown is properly positioned and cemented in place.
To learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next appointment, feel free to contact Frandsen Dental today. We are excited to help you reach a healthy smile.