Dr. Keith Warr and Dr. Margaret Hyams provide porcelain dental crowns to restore your damaged teeth and help you regain a healthy smile. These crowns are designed to fit your teeth and smile perfectly so you can enjoy a naturally beautiful and long-lasting final result. Call Warr Dental today at 801-355-5385 to learn more about porcelain dental crowns in Millcreek, Utah, and make an appointment with our dentists.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are a restorative treatment recommended for damaged teeth. They are usually provided to improve structural issues, bite disfunction and other types of tooth damage. Our dentists will typically recommend crowns to strengthen teeth that are worn, fractured or decayed or have large fillings. Your crown will be made from porcelain and will be placed over the existing tooth to increase its durability and restore its shape, size and appearance. Your final result should look and feel just like your original tooth.
Crowns are frequently provided when a damaged or decayed tooth cannot be fixed with a dental filling, or to cap a tooth following a root canal treatment. While crowns are primarily designed to restore the function and aesthetics of your tooth, they may also work to support your facial muscles, improve a misaligned bite and prevent additional damage to a treated tooth from the other teeth.
Procedure for Receiving a Dental Crown
Dental crowns usually require two visits with our dentists to complete. At the first visit, we will take impressions and prepare your tooth to receive a crown. A temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth between appointments while your final crown is being created. At the second appointment, our dentists will check that the crown fits properly before bonding it permanently into place.
Caring for Temporary Crowns
Your temporary crown will not fit the same way as your permanent crown. While wearing your temporary crown, you may experience some tooth sensitivity, especially to hot and cold foods and drinks. We recommend that you take a few precautions to prevent your temporary crown from breaking or coming off your tooth, such as:
- Avoiding eating things that are sticky, hard or otherwise difficult to chew (gum, hard candy, nuts, etc.).
- Brushing thoroughly but gently. Vigorous brushing and flossing may cause your temporary crown to break or come loose.
- When you floss, bring the floss through the teeth to the top and then pull the string out from the side — do not floss up and down or “pop” the floss out.
- Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to help alleviate discomfort and aid in healing – the proper ratio is one cup of water to one teaspoon salt.
- If you experience discomfort while wearing your temporary crown, you may use mild over-the-count pain relievers.
- If the fit of your temporary crown feels too high or is affecting your bite, please contact our office and speak with our dentists.
Please keep in mind that temporary crowns are not nearly as durable as permanent crowns. If your temporary comes off, please call our office so that we can reattach or replace it.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are recommended when you are missing one or more teeth. They work to “bridge” the gap caused by missing teeth to:
- Restore your smile
- Prevent additional tooth loss
- Improve oral function and speech clarity
- Prevent bite changes
- Prevent additional tooth misalignment
Bridges are often associated with dental crowns, as this restoration involves a set of interconnected crowns that anchor the prosthetic to the teeth on either side of the bridge. Bridges may also be anchored by dental implants.
Read What Our Patients Are Saying!
The two times I have been (cleaning and a crown) so far went very well and smooth. Both the hygienist and doctor are very vocal and receptive to feedback during the procedure and also very willing to sit down with you to answer any questions or concerns. The front desk is very accommodating and goes through the payment process in detail so you know what you’re paying for. – Johnny S.
We invite you to contact us today at 801-355-5385 for more information about dental crowns and to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Warr or Dr. Hyams.