Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and More in Roy UT

Dental crown and tooth crown for Roy and West havenIn most cases, cavities are caused due to a lack of flossing or brushing. Large cavities under old fillings have most likely decayed a significant amount of tooth structure. In these cases, a filling is not enough to repair a tooth without significant risk of fracture or the need for a root canal treatment. Crowns are recommended for teeth where large fillings have begun to create small fracture lines in the tooth or when new decay is starting.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Crowns, also known as “caps”, are an excellent solution for repairing a tooth that has been significantly weakened by not flossing. Often times, patients can save money on more expensive dental treatments and get an excellent “new tooth” by choosing to have a crown. They may occasionally need to be re-cemented. In some cases, a tooth will still need a root canal after a crown is placed. This is usually because the harmful bacteria had already penetrated the center of the tooth and the tooth would have needed the root canal regardless.

The Benefits of a Crown

Crowns are made by skilled laboratory technicians from a variety of ceramic materials. Crowns are extremely strong and replace the entire outer surface of a tooth. They protect and strengthen the remaining tooth structure.

dental cap for Roy and Clinton UTThe Dental Crown Process

Similar to a dental bridge, crowns typically require two dental appointments to complete. During the initial appointment, your affected tooth will be carefully shaped so the crown fits perfectly. After, we make an exact mold of the prepared tooth. While the custom permanent crown is being made, we’ll create a temporary crown so the patient feels comfortable. After about two weeks, we’ll cement the finished crown in place and make any necessary adjustments.

Our goal is to ensure that your new crown matches properly and fits comfortably create a uniformed smile. Contact Roy Dental Care today for more information about dental crowns!

Dental Bridges

Whether you lose a tooth from periodontal disease or physical trauma, it’s necessary to find a replacement method. One way to replace a missing tooth is to make a bridge with the teeth on each side of the missing tooth. A bridge is essentially three crowns connected by a metal frame. Porcelain is then used to cover the metal frame and replicate the appearance of natural teeth.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges offer several benefits to patients. Not only are they a strong and effective way to restore a missing tooth, but they also provide a new tooth to chew with while preventing unwanted tooth movement. Our dentist and dental staff will discuss several bridge options to ensure that we have the right shape, size, and color for your dental bridge. Our goal is to make your denture feel as natural and comfortable as possible.

The Dental Bridge Process

dental bridge for West Haven and Clinton UTOur fairly simple dental bridge process typically involves two appointments to complete. During the initial appointment, your anchoring teeth will be carefully shaped in order to make room for the crown that holds the bridge in place. After, we make an exact mold of the missing tooth and the surrounding teeth. While the custom permanent bridge is being made, we’ll create a temporary bridge so the patient feels comfortable. After about two weeks, we’ll place the finished bridge in the mouth and make any necessary adjustment to guarantee a suitable and comfortable bite.

Caring For Dental Bridges

With proper oral care, dental bridges can last for more than 10 years. We recommend daily brushing and flossing to ensure your bridge and remaining teeth are healthy. Contact Roy Dental Care today at 801-776-2806 for more information about dental bridges if you are in the area, including Clinton and West Haven!

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