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One of the most common restorative treatments we offer our patients here at Hill Family Dental is dental crowns used to repair damaged teeth.  Today’s blog is going to talk a little bit about how these widely-used solutions are used for a variety of oral health issues. We hope this helps to answer any questions you may have or if you have been wondering how dental crowns might solve your dental needs.

Our dentists have been successfully placing crowns as a solution to damaged teeth for a long time. Not only do they restore the function of a tooth, but they also perform double duty as cosmetic dentistry options since they improve the look of a tooth. Drs. Jared Hill and Jerel Hill use crowns to solve various issues:

-Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay
-Restore a broken or worn down tooth
-Support a tooth with a large filling
-Hold a dental bridge in position
-Complete a dental implant restoration
-Save a damaged tooth that can’t support a filling

Crowns themselves are pretty straightforward and simple considering the important job they do. They’re essentially a customized cap that looks and feels like a normal tooth and is made from a strong material such as porcelain or metal to cover the top of a damaged tooth. Without a dental crown, damaged teeth couldn’t function as they were needed. Crowns are ideal for covering a large area that can’t be fixed using a dental filling, or hide oddly shaped teeth. This effective tooth cap can help your problem teeth look nice and function properly once again.

Once our dentist determines that a crown is a good choice for your problem tooth, we will take an X-ray to help us create an impression of the tooth. We use this impression to form a mold of a temporary crown for you to protect the area while your permanent crown is being created. Our crowns are made in a dental lab by skilled technicians, and this process can take up to four weeks before the crown is ready for you to wear.

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials which can be chosen depending on your needs and where the tooth is located in your mouth. Porcelain crowns can be shaded to blend in seamlessly with your own teeth, which makes them a popular choice for many of our patients. Porcelain fused with metal crowns can add an extra level of durability to strengthen a problem tooth. Of course, gold teeth are probably the most durable and are an excellent choice for teeth that reside in the back of the mouth where the gold can’t be noticeably seen and stand out.

If you need a crown to restore a damaged tooth, our experienced team at Hill Family Dental is here to help. We encourage you to call us today at 801-225-7110 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come!