What is a crown?

CrownFor weak, cracked or root-canalled teeth, the dentist may suggest a crown. A dental crown is a cover that fits over the tooth’s surface, beginning at the gum line. The crown acts to restore a tooth’s appearance, size, or shape. Crowns are also needed to cover dental implants, repair discolored teeth, or secure a dental bridge. Patients can expect crowns to last between 6 and 16 years if they have regular dental checkups and follow proper oral hygiene habits. In most cases, the process for creating and placing a dental crown requires just two visits to our comfortable office.

Do I need a crown?

Dental crowns can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes; Dr. Scott Healey will help you determine whether a crown is right for your dental needs. Your dental crown will be custom made to look and feel like a natural tooth, and it will fit your smile comfortably. Your custom dental crown in Lindon, Utah, will be created from porcelain, or other tooth-colored, metal-free materials, to ensure that the crown aesthetically blends in with your smile. We invite you to contact us at Scott M. Healey Dentistry today to learn more about how a dental crown can improve the health, beauty and function of your smile. We are dedicated to giving you a healthy, beautiful smile that you love!