Saunders Family Dental, Ogden Utah



Over time our teeth begin to change and are susceptible to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism (teeth grinding), general tooth decay, cracked fillings, leaking fillings, root canals, and many others. If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown. The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.


Types of Crowns

If we decide that you are in need of a full crown, there are a few different options for the repair of your tooth. These options include a full porcelain crown, porcelain fused to metal or gold crown, or a full gold crown. Together we will make the determination as to which of these options is the most appropriate for your situation.



When we have decided to go ahead with a full crown restoration, we will set aside two appointments for the entire process. The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth ensuring a solid foundation. Once we have removed the decay and have prepared the tooth, we will take an impression of the tooth. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be fabricated. While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.


During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This crown will be adjusted to fit comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels and looks like one of your natural teeth or as you desire. The final step in the process is to cement the crown into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.