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When a tooth’s enamel layer is compromised by a dental fracture or a large cavity it can cause discomfort and sensitivity. In many of these cases the patient also experiencing a decrease in basic oral function and might also notice a cosmetic change in their smile.

In many of these cases a dentist like Drs. Scott or Straw may advocate treating the tooth by performing a dental crown restoration. The treatment strategy is intended to fully replace the compromised tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material.

There are different materials that might be used for constructing your dental crown. The specific location of the tooth and your personal preference will largely determine the type of material Drs. Scott or Straw recommend.

A porcelain dental crown is popular with many patients who need to restore a tooth that will appear when they smile. The special material can be shaded to mimic naturally white tooth enamel, which allows the treated tooth to seamlessly blend in with its eventual neighbors. If the tooth is small or it is primarily used for biting off hard and tough foods, our dentist might also have the porcelain material fused to a strong metalcore.

Gold or a base metal alloys might be used for a dental crown that restores a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth.

If you are in the Provo, Utah, area and you have a compromised tooth, you should call 801-375-1965 to seek treatment at Unison Dental.