Crowns in Sandy, UT
There are times when we need to have a cavity drilled to preserve the health of a tooth. However, sometimes this isn’t enough and more work needs to be done to save the tooth and to keep the rest of your mouth healthy. One of the ways that we do this is by using crowns for your teeth. In addition grinding our teeth can contribute to increases is cracking or breaking in which a crown is often suitable.
What Are Crowns?
Crowns are made of a variety of materials. They can be made of porcelain, metal, or composites of many materials.
We prefer to use LAVA and Emax for our crown procedures. LAVA are a very trustworthy brand and we enjoy using them with our patients. They are very aesthetically pleasing and come in a variety of shades so one that matches the existing color of your teeth can be chosen. The added benefit to choosing the right shade is that it will allow the crown to look more natural. Couple the various shades that LAVA can come in with their already realistic appearance and no one will even know that you have a crown at all.
LAVA crowns are made of ceramic and zirconia. The amazing thing about this material is that it much more comfortable than traditional metal crowns and it also is much more biocompatible with your mouth. Essentially, this means that you won’t even notice a crown is there and it won’t cause irritation or allergies.
LAVA crowns also have the added benefit of being very durable especially in comparison to similar products. If you require a crown because you grind your teeth then this is a very smart option that we can provide as they are very resistant and durable.
Emax crowns are another line that our Sandy, Utah dental facility offers. Emax crowns are similar in both functionality and material.
These crowns are made of porcelain and contain no metal. Because of this attribute, many people prefer to have these put on for more cosmetic purposes.
Crowns of this nature can be used to straighten crooked teeth. In addition, many people prefer to have Emax crowns used to cap unsightly, old, cracked, or broken teeth in order to bring out a better smile.