If your teeth have become too damaged by dental decay to be repaired by traditional dental fillings, our dentist may recommend dental crowns. We use zirconia dental crowns to better match the look and function of your smile. Call our dental office today at 801-533-9879 to learn more about dental crowns in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and schedule a visit with Dr. Felt.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restoration options we offer at our office, and they can be used in the treatment of a number of cosmetic and oral health issues. Also known as dental caps, crowns are commonly used to restore teeth that have suffered from significant decay or damage.
The crown is carefully created to fit over the entire damaged tooth, from the gumline up, restoring its original shape, size and function and protecting the natural tooth and tooth root beneath. While porcelain crowns are popular for their natural color and appearance, crowns are also commonly made from gold or porcelain fused to metal. Our team can help you decide whether a dental crown is right for you and, if so, what type best suits your smile.
Some other common uses for a dental crown include:
- Correcting the shape of a tooth
- Enhancing the aesthetic beauty of your smile
- Anchoring a dental bridge
- Completing a dental implant
- Strengthening a fractured or weak tooth
- Protecting a tooth after a root canal treatment
- Support a large filling when little natural tooth is left
Learn how our team can use a dental crown to protect and improve your smile by contacting our office or stopping by to schedule your consultation. We look forward to seeing your soon!