When a patient needs a tooth’s size, shape, strength, or appearance improved, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell may recommend a dental crown in West Jordan, Utah. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth, encasing it down to the gum line. Dental crowns last from 5 to 15 years.
There are a number of situations in which a dental crown is needed. Our dentist may place a dental crown to protect a weakened tooth from breaking. When a tooth has been worn down badly, our dentist may place a crown to restore it. A crown can also be used to restore a broken tooth. If you have a tooth with a large filling and there is not a lot of tooth structure left, a crown may be placed to cover and support the tooth. Dental crowns are used to anchor dental bridges in place in your smile. Misshaped or badly discolored teeth may be covered with a dental crown to improve their appearance. If a patient is missing a tooth, our dentist may place a dental implant, topped with a dental crown.
We encourage you to contact Copper Ridge Dental today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.