Do you Need an Implant or Crown?

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Missing or damaged teeth cause a lot of problems, not only for your smile but for your oral health as well. Damaged teeth can become infected, quickly leading to a whole host of other problems.

On top of that, you’re less likely to smile in social situations if you have damaged teeth. That can lead to a lot of self-esteem issues. But the good news is that there is a quick, effective fix to these problems – dental implants and dental crowns!

The two are great options, but one may be better for you than the other. Our team at Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry in Springville, Utah want you to know what your choices are so you can make the best pick for your smile.

Dental implants are a straightforward solution, and they’re increasing in popularity. If you have a tooth that’s badly cracked or damaged or even dead, then an implant is a good choice. First, the old tooth is removed. Then, a titanium post is inserted into that tooth’s place. A crown is placed on top of the post, and the tooth looks so real that only another dentist can tell it’s fake.

A crown is a great choice for people with smaller imperfections in their teeth. They’re also good if you’ve ground down the biting surface of your teeth. Crowns are essentially caps that fit over your tooth, to give it a new surface. They’re placed on your teeth by carefully grinding away the broken portions, then cementing it in place.

There are a ton of different options if you’re looking to fix your smile. For more information, get in touch with us today at 801-489-7364. Dr. Condie and Dr. Tuft look forward to treating you with the quality care you deserve.