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Crowns

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In Orem, Lindon, and Vineyard, Canyon Gate Dental can take care of all your dental needs, including the installation of crowns. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a damaged tooth. In most cases, crowns are used when a tooth’s appearance has been compromised in regards to size or shape.

Reasons for Crowns

Crowns are a great way to protect a weak or cracked tooth from further damage or breaking. They can also be used to cover and strengthen a tooth that has been filled and lacks natural tooth structure. Crowns can be used to restore a tooth that is worn down or broken, misshapen or discolored. They may also be employed in the use of dental bridges, or dental implants and for other cosmetic modifications.

Types of Crowns

Metal crowns or made of either noble metal alloys (some combination of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and copper) or base metal alloys, such as nickel or chromium. Base metal are often discouraged as they typically cause allergic reactions. Metal crowns are the longest-lasting type of crown and are nearly impossible to chip or break, making them quite durable. The main drawback is their color and cost.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are metal coated in an outer layer of porcelain that can be blended to match the natural color of adjacent teeth. Porcelain is aesthetically pleasing but the wear on them can be extensive and they are more susceptible to breaks and chips. In some cases, the metal may start to show near the gums, especially if the patient suffers from gum recession.

All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are the most natural looking crowns available today and make for a beautiful smile. In the past they were mostly used only for front teeth; however, in recent years with improved technology they have become stronger, making them one of the most sought after crown types. They may be somewhat abrasive against other teeth when chewing, but this is the only drawback.

Crowns at Canyon Gate Dental

At our offices we work diligently to place crowns that function well and preserve your beautiful smile. In most cases, we recommend all-porcelain crowns, which give you the best of both worlds: durability and an aesthetically pleasing look. Our team of skilled dentists and hygienists will ensure flawless restorations you can be proud of.

What Our Patients Say

  • Very friendly staff and great with care! Dr. Young is very kind, and efficient as well. The decor is nice and relaxing with a nice secluded play area as well. Great atmosphere.

    Heather Livengood
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  • I hadn’t been to the dentist in a really long time because I didn’t like my previous dentist. I loved canyon gate dental, they were so sweet and caring and Dr Young was very nice and you could tell he wanted to help. They worked with me and gave me a plan for what I needed. Highly recommended!

    Brooklin Walker
    Brooklin Walker
  • Canyon Gate Dental is a great place to go to get your teeth clean and worked on! I have been pleased with their work (I have been going there for seven years). They have good music and the dentist will occasionally sing along. 🙂 I haven’t met someone yet that isn’t friendly and they have reasonable prices.

    Erin Sperry
    Erin Sperry
  • I’ve been seeing Dr. Payne for over a decade (actually, it’s approaching two decades — yikes). He has terrific staff! Dr. Payne is one of the most personable people I know. He’s always concerned about my comfort and gives a very thorough exam. I highly recommend.

    David Griffin
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