Dental crowns have been around a long time, and continue to play a critical role in dentistry. At Roy Dental Care in Roy UT, we place dental crowns on patients almost every day.
A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. They are used for several common dental problems:
- An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
- A broken tooth
- A tooth with severe decay
- A tooth that has had a root canal
- A tooth that is too small or misshapen
- A tooth that restricts a proper bite
A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction and the bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.
Dental crowns are strong, but they are not invincible; nor are the teeth they protect. The remaining tooth structure at the gumline could still become decayed. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing, just like all teeth.
At Roy Dental Care in Roy UT, dental crowns are an essential restoration. Patients from Clinton, Layton, and Hooper come to our office for crowns, and for complete general dentistry. Pllease call to schedule your next checkup with us today!
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