Whether it’s tooth decay, trauma, or general wear and tear, damaged teeth add risk to every bite you take. Once your teeth are damaged, the only way to restore their functionality is with a dental crown. Dr. David Cannon and the team at Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, are dedicated to providing beautiful, custom made dental crowns to protect your teeth and ensure they will last for years to come.
Dental crowns offer durable restorations
A dental crown acts like armor for your tooth, and it’s designed to cover the entire surface. These durable restorations may be made from a variety of materials, including metal, gold, or porcelain. Many patients choose porcelain crowns because they provide a natural look and feel that blends in with your smile.
Dr. Cannon may recommend a dental crown for fractured teeth or after removing significant decay. Dental crowns are also typically used following a root canal, and they can be used in conjunction with dental implants to replace a missing tooth. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and follow up with routine dental checkups, your dental crown can last for 30 years or longer.
Preparing for a dental crown
Dr. Cannon will have to address any oral health issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, before preparing your teeth for a crown. Once your health is restored, he will need to remove the outer layer of enamel to make space for the crown and reshape your tooth for a good fit. In some cases, he may have to add structure to your tooth using dental bonding to ensure the crown has plenty of support. Once your tooth is prepared, he will take impressions using dental molding and send them to the lab. Dr. Cannon has a keen eye for natural-looking restorations, and he will work closely with the lab to ensure your customized dental crown meets his high standards. Before you leave, he’ll place a temporary crown to prevent issues with your tooth.
Once your crown is ready, you’ll return to the office to have it bonded into place. Dental crowns are designed to seal tightly over your tooth to keep out bacteria, and he’ll make any adjustments necessary to ensure your crown is comfortable and safe. Dr. Cannon draws from decades of experience, and his family has treated patients in the Salt Lake City, UT, area since 1909. To learn more about our commitment to thoughtfully designed, beautiful dental crowns, contact Cannon Dental at (801) 406-9985 to set up an appointment.