A broken, decayed, or infected tooth can be painful and unsightly. The longer you wait to see the dentist, the worse the problem will get.
Fortunately, Dr. Sam Delahunty can repair your tooth and restore your health with a dental crown often in just one appointment.
Learn more about the many benefits of dental crowns at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice.
While getting a dental crown used to be more of a hassle, our Salt Lake City patients can enjoy the most efficient treatment in modern dentistry. Thanks to cutting-edge CEREC® technology, we can craft a custom crown in about an hour and complete your procedure in just one easy appointment.
A decayed or infected tooth can cause painful side effects that make it difficult to eat and speak normally. Before we place your dental crown, we will remove any damaged or decayed tissue. We can also perform a root canal to remove the infected pulp at the center of the tooth, alleviating uncomfortable symptoms.
Dental crowns have both cosmetic and restorative benefits. In addition to repairing structural damage, they also correct cosmetic flaws like cracks and discoloration. The finished product will be a beautiful, healthy-looking tooth that is protected for years to come.
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Get the Help You Need
While a toothache or crack in your enamel may feel like a minor concern, the problem may be more urgent than you realize. These are often situations that call for emergency dentistry because delaying dental treatment even for a week can result in a worsening infection, abscesses, or loss of your natural tooth.
Do not ignore the problem. With one call to our office, we can schedule a dental appointment and get started on treatment immediately. You can reach our Salt Lake City, UT, dentistry practice by filling out our contact form or calling:
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How Do I Know I Need a Crown?
While you may notice symptoms of a tooth problem, it is nearly impossible to know what kind of treatment you need without first seeing a dentist. Before we do anything, we will provide a thorough examination to properly diagnose your dental condition.
In cases of minor cracks or small cavities, we may be able to repair your tooth with conservative treatment like a dental filling; however, extensive decay and structural damage will likely need a dental crown to give your tooth adequate reinforcement.
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"Fantastic experience with Dr. Delahunty. He really listened to the issue I was having with an old crown and custom designed a new one for me. Super happy with the result." Jannine Senior
Alternative Treatment Options
While CEREC crowns are the fastest treatment option, they may not be right for all patients. Fortunately, our Salt Lake City dental practice offers alternative options to best meet your specific needs.
Lab-Made Dental Crowns
Traditional dental crowns are crafted in a lab by specially trained technicians. The advantage of lab-made crowns is they can be produced in a wide range of materials such as zirconia, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. Some people find that porcelain is the most natural-looking option and prefer this type of crown when treating a highly visible front tooth. Since these restorations are handcrafted offsite, it can take about two weeks for the finished product to arrive at our office. After preparing your tooth, we will place a temporary crown to protect it while you wait. Once it is ready, you can return to our office to replace the temporary crown with the permanent crown, completing your treatment.
While we will always attempt to save your natural teeth before turning to extractions, in some cases a compromised tooth is simply beyond repair; however, tooth extraction doesn't mean you have to live with a gap in your smile forever. Thanks to state-of-the-art dental implants, we can restore missing teeth more effectively than ever before. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted in the jaw in place of your missing tooth root. Implants stimulate your jawbone and help to prevent the degradation of your oral structures. Furthermore, the implant becomes a permanent foundation for a dental prosthetic, allowing us to secure a crown without altering the surrounding healthy teeth.
If dental implants are not right for you, our Salt Lake City practice also offers dental bridges to replace a natural tooth. While bridges do not provide the same oral health benefits as dental implants, they are less invasive and less expensive, making them a good choice for some patients. A traditional dental bridge consists of a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that is supported by a dental crown on both ends. The crowns are attached to the natural teeth adjacent to the gap, securing the prosthetic in the proper position in your dental arch.