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When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, our dentist may recommend that you receive a dental crown, which is a tooth-shaped restoration placed over the affected tooth to restore its strength, size, shape and appearance. Receiving a dental crown can protect the visible portion of the tooth and keep it in good health for years to come.

When is a dental crown needed?
There are several situations that can warrant the use of a dental crown. For example, our dentist may recommend a dental crown if we need to achieve one of the following oral health treatments:

– Covering a discolored tooth
– Completing a dental implant
– Preventing the break of a weak tooth
– Holding together a cracked tooth
– Restoring a damaged tooth
– Supporting a tooth that received a large dental filling
– Anchoring a dental bridge in place

What care does a dental crown need?
There is no special care for a dental crown, but keep in mind that the dental crown won’t prevent dental issues such as decay. We encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene, floss daily, brush your teeth at least twice a day and use an antibacterial mouthwash.

How long can a dental crown last?
A dental crown can last five to 15 years with proper care.

You are welcome to contact Oquirrh Dental at 801-250-0668 today if you would like to speak with our dentist, Dr. Troy L. Sargent, about receiving a dental crown in Magna, Utah.