Restore damaged teeth with dental crown treatment in Salt Lake City
Whether you have significant decay or have a broken tooth, you need to seek treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Cannon offers dental crown treatment for various issues for patients in the Salt Lake City area.
Versatile and long-lasting
Dental crowns are one of the most reliable tools for treating several problems. Dr. Cannon may recommend a crown for a fractured tooth to prevent it from breaking further. In many cases, a dental crown is necessary to restore function and provide support after root canal therapy, particularly if the front of the tooth is damaged. Some people choose crowns to hide staining or improve the look of a misshapen tooth.
Crowns can be crafted from a variety of materials such as resin, metals, or ceramic. Dr. Cannon can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different materials and advise you on the best crown material for the tooth that needs treatment. With proper care, a dental crown can last up to 30 years or longer.
What to expect at your appointment
Your dental crown procedure will require two visits to the office. During the first visit, Dr. Cannon will prepare your tooth for the placement. First, he will address any issues such as infected root pulp or cavities that need treatment. Next, he will remove the outer layer of your tooth and reshape it to make space for the crown. Once your tooth is prepared, he will take a couple of impressions of your mouth. One will be sent to the dental lab to create your crown, and the other will be used to mold a temporary crown, which will be bonded in place to protect your tooth.
In a couple of weeks, your permanent crown will be ready to place. Back in the office, Dr. Cannon will remove the temporary crown and use an abrasive tool to prep your teeth for the permanent bonding and use dental cement to seal it in place. As soon as it is set, you will be able to resume your normal routine within an hour. Call our office in Salt Lake City, UT, at (801) 406-9985 today to schedule a consultation for dental crown treatment.