Dental Crown & Dental Bridges in Park City, Salt Lake City, Midway & Heber Utah
What is a dental crown?
A tooth crown is a cap that covers your tooth. The dental crown restores your tooth’s natural size and shapes while improving your tooth’s appearance and functions. Crowns should look and feel perfectly natural and usually last for many years.
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns used to be all metal or even metal with porcelain on top. These days almost all crowns are made without metal. The advantages to this are very important. The non-metal crown can be bonded to the tooth. They have a better seal, a better fit and look just like teeth.
The very back crown in the example to the right has metal under it. That is the black band at the base of the tooth. The two crowns in front of it are nonmetal crowns done by Dr. Peterson serving Park City, Salt Lake City, and Heber, Utah. They look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
When are dental crowns needed?
Even though we try very hard to avoid crowning a tooth, there are times when they are the strongest option. Either a tooth that is severely damaged, a crown already exists on a tooth, or a tooth needs to be replaced with a dental bridge. Recent advances in the strength of our porcelain materials have opened up many options for non-metal alternatives to crowns and bridges.
Dental crowns are used when your tooth is damaged and a regular filling isn’t strong enough. The tooth crown can hold your cracked tooth together, as well as prevent the crack from getting worse.
Dental Crown Before & After
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace an entire tooth or multiple teeth. If an entire tooth is missing and is left unfilled, the surrounding teeth may begin to drift out of position. If this is the case, a bridge can be used to replace your missing tooth or teeth.
Bridges are cemented or bonded into place and can only be removed by a dentist.
How to care for your dental bridges
You maintain a bridge in the same manner as your natural teeth, by regular flossing, brushing, and visiting your dentist, however, dental bridges do need special care.
Dental Bridge Before & After
This patient was treated in our office for two missing front teeth. What a difference these two bridges made in her life.
I have been to a few dentist offices in town. I have got to say I am done looking around. Not only is the office nice, Dr. Peterson knows his stuff. He broke everything down for me that made sense. Rather than most doctors that just make you feel like they are trying to collect insurance money. All my procedures have been rumored to be painful and horrible experiences. Not one of them has been unpleasant. I dont dread going to the dentist. I literally got all 4 wisdom teeth pulled and went right back to work. I may just be lucky but regardless in my book. Best…dentist…ever!Michael
My twin sister, whose fear of dentists is similar to mine, had arrived from Milwaukee, WI. to celebrate our birthdays together. Having no insurance, and having not been to a dentist for over 10 years, what teeth she still had were in horrible shape. Worse of all, she would no longer smile. Still talking about my great dental experience, and knowing I had saved some money, I decided to offer her the gift dental work. Terrified to go to the dentist, but excited to have her teeth fixed, she accepted my offer. Dr. Peterson’s office scheduled an appointment for her and discovered that she needed root canals, crowns, fillings, and a good cleaning. Because she had to return home in nine days, and knowing that so much work would require hours to perform, Dr. Peterson came in early several days to get the work done. My sister’s anxiety level began to diminish with each appointment, to do Dr. Peterson prescribing anti-anxiety pills, use of nitrous, and most importantly Dr. Peterson’s skills and calming demeanor. Because I was paying 100% of the bill myself, Dr. Peterson worked to keep the costs down, while continuing to do his fantastic and nearly pain-free work. One week later, my sister was announcing to everyone, that she had found the best dentist EVER and for the first time in years, she smiled. Her beautiful smile and her telling me that she wants to get an appointment for next year makes me realize that no matter where we live, Dr. Paul Peterson is our dentist. If you’re looking for a great dentist, DR. PETERSON IS THE BEST.Karen
Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry proudly provides Park City, Salt Lake City, Heber, Midway, Duchesne, Vernal, UT and the surrounding areas with advanced dental crowns and dental bridges procedures. Call today for your consultation at (435) 658-0678 or complete a Contact Form here!