Dental crowns are one of the most reliable and versatile dental restorations. We can use our high-quality dental crowns in Ogden for various cosmetic and restorative dental purposes and permanently repair many painful dental problems.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Crowns are cap-like structures made from a dental-grade tooth-colored ceramic material that helps restore damaged teeth. We cement them onto an existing tooth, and they become the tooth’s new outer structure by covering the portion of the teeth above the gum line.

We can use a crown to restore teeth that are too severely broken or decayed for treatment with a dental filling. We can also use a crown to seal the tooth after a root canal procedure to prevent it from cracking. 

A few years ago, crowns were made from gold, silver, amalgam, etc., but today’s crowns are often made from dental-grade ceramic that can be customized to mimic the appearance of natural teeth.

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The Basics of Dental Crown Placement

Step 1: Consultation and Preparation

Your initial consultation with us will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental crown. If so, we can begin preparing the tooth for the crown. This step involves removing decay and shaping the tooth to fit the crown. We use local anesthesia to numb the area so you don’t experience any discomfort. Next, we take impressions of your teeth to create a perfect fit for your crown. We send these impressions to a dental laboratory, where they will fabricate your crown.

Step 2: Temporary Crown Placement

While you wait for your permanent crown, we will place a temporary crown on your treated tooth. This temporary crown is a placeholder and protects your tooth from damage and temperature sensitivity. It is essential to avoid eating or chewing on hard or sticky foods, as they can loosen or dislodge the temporary crown.

Step 3: Permanent Crown Placement

Once your permanent crown is ready, we will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth to ensure no debris or residue is left behind. Then, we will check the fit and color of your new crown to ensure it matches your surrounding teeth. If everything looks great, we’ll cement the crown into place and remove any excess cement.

Step 4: Aftercare and Proper Maintenance

After the placement of your dental crown, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity for a few days, but this is normal. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any discomfort. 

Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is essential by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental check-ups with us. Avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages, biting your nails, and crunching on hard foods. With proper care, your crown can last for many years.

Step 5: Follow-Up Appointment

Your follow-up appointment is essential to ensure your crown fits and functions properly. We will ensure your bite is correct during this appointment and polish your crown if needed.


Advantages of Crowns

Crowns offer many advantages, for example:

  • Crowns are made from highly durable material, ensuring they last a long time.
  • Crowns protect teeth from any form of damage by covering the tooth entirely.
  • Their highly customizable dental-grade ceramic material means we can personalize crowns per the patient’s requirement.
  • Crowns are simple restorations that require just a couple of visits to our office.
  • Since crowns can mimic the appearance of natural teeth perfectly, they are virtually invisible.
  • Crowns help replace missing teeth and prevent further damage to already compromised teeth.
  • Crowns provide support to misshapen or broken teeth.
  • Crowns cap off a dental implant.


What Are Crowns Used For?

We can use crowns to treat the following oral conditions:

  • Worn-out teeth: Bruxism or night-time teeth grinding and subconscious jaw clenching can cause excessive teeth wear. Crowns can help to restore such teeth to their ideal shape.
  • Weak teeth: Fragile Teeth, such as those recently treated for root canal therapy, could easily get cracked or broken under high forces because of the lack of nourishment to the teeth. A crown can hold such teeth intact and prevent damage.
  • Broken or cracked teeth: Teeth that have sustained damage and have suffered from fractures or cracks can cause severe pain. If left untreated, the excess wear may even lead to teeth extraction. Placing a crown helps to restore such teeth to their appropriate functional and structural state.
  • Chipped or misshapen teeth: We can treat chipped or naturally out-of-shape teeth by getting a crown to cover the tooth for a long-lasting solution.


Dental Crowns in Ogden

With Laurence Palmer DDS in Ogden, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Dental crowns are a standard procedure to restore damaged or weakened teeth. These caps are fitted over the top of a tooth to provide support and protect it from further damage. 

With Dr. Palmer’s expertise, he will ensure that your dental crowns are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing and improve your oral health. Dental crowns are one aspect of our quality restorative dentistry in Ogden, Utah, along with fillings, bridges, and more. So don’t let tooth decay or damage ruin your smile – schedule an appointment with Dr. Palmer today and achieve the optimal oral health you deserve.